Ulrich paces Palatine; Sliwa leads Fremd

 
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Updated 2/24/2016 12:53 AM

Senior guard Matt Ulrich scored a season-high 24 points to lift host Palatine past Hersey 64-50 on Tuesday in a Mid-Suburban League boys basketball divisional crossover.

Ulrich canned five 3s (and scored 22 points) in the second half.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Sophomore guard Johnny O'Shea had 10 points for the Pirates (17-12), who led by 1 point at the half but scored 23 points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth while limiting the Huskies to 8 points in the fourth quarter.

Zack Cooper paced Hersey (13-13) with 13 points and Joe Coffaro scored 11.

Fremd 53, Rolling Meadows 39: Junior guard Kyle Sliwa had a game-high 19 points and sophomore guard Ryan Martin had 13 more for host Fremd in MSL crossover action.

Sliwa drained four 3s, and Fremd finished 14-for-18 at the free throw line while improving to 21-6 overall.

Junior forward Jared Murphy led the way for Rolling Meadows (7-19) with 18 points.

Elk Grove 52, Hoffman Estates 49: The visiting Grens fought back from an early deficit, then made free throws at the end to hold off of the Hawks in an MSL crossover.

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Hoffman Estates senior guard Jorden Thornton scored a game-high 22 points, and Brandon Hall had 13 for the Hawks (10-17).

MSL East co-champion Elk Grove (18-9) was led by Joe Gatziolis (15 points), Bradley Hubly (14), Fulton Wingba (11) and Tyree Howard (8).

Hoffman Estates led 9-2 after scoring on its first five possessions before Elk Grove outscored the Hawks 13-8 in the second quarter to force a 23-23 halftime tie.

The second half was close the whole way, never more than a two-possesion lead for either team.

Howard made a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left to help Elk Grove protect its lead down the stretch.

Barrington 63, Buffalo Grove 47: Junior center Jackson Perkins had 16 points, Will Reinhard scored 14 and Ben Weber had 13 to help host Barrington past Buffalo Grove 63-47 on Tuesday in MSL crossover play.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Broncos (14-13) jumped in front with a 24-point first quarter.

Joey Pinakidis paced Buffalo Grove (9-17) with 9 points, and Colin Calcagno, Nolan Fortman and Jack Vaselaney had 6 apiece.

Class 1A at Christian Liberty: Schaumburg Christian's boys basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 1A Christian Liberty regional by topping Lombard College Prep 84-54 on Tuesday.

The scoring output marks a season-best for the Conquerors, who meet Deerfield Rochelle Zell at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinal round. Zell advanced by defeating Christian Liberty.

Top seed Westminster Christian (Elgin) meets Islamic Foundation (Villa Park) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The winners of the Wednesday games will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday for the regional title.

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