2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/27/2016 10:49 PM

Winning debut for Hersey in Pekin

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Hersey survived a 27-point fourth-quarter from Peoria High to win its opening game in the Pekin Holiday Classic 65-63 on Tuesday.

The Huskies outscored Peoria in each of the first three periods and held a 47-36 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Joe Coffaro led Hersey with 17 points, and Danny Gritt (12), Chris Chambers (11) and Ken Hasley (10) also scored in double figures.

Hersey (5-4) overcame shooting woes, as it finished 25-for-73 from the field and 10-for-17 from the foul line.

Coffaro and Eddie Mleko had 7 rebounds apiece, and Coffaro and Jack Rasmussen both had 3 assists.

Peoria was led in scoring by Cortez Mosley (14 points) and Damarlin Dorris (10).

Next up for Hersey is a busy Wednesday, featuring a 10:30 a.m. tip against Springfield Lanphier, followed by an evening matchup with either Moline or Morton.

St. Patrick 85, Schaumburg 47: The Saxons committed 22 turnovers, and St. Patrick drained ten 3s in rolling to a second-round victory in championship bracket play at York on Tuesday.

Aaron Kline made three 3s and had a team-best 11 points for Schaumburg (5-6).

The Saxons's next foe is Stagg at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rolling Meadows 47, Nazareth 37: The Mustangs squared their Tosh Holiday Classic record at 1-1 by topping Nazareth in an early morning matchup at York.

Jared Murphy scored a game-high 16 points, finishing 5-for-10 from the field (with a 3) and 5-for-6 on free throws. Liam Brigham had 12 points for Rolling Meadows, while Jack Schoessling had 8 and Gio Carillo 7.

As a team, Meadows shot 18-for-21 at the foul line -- while Nazareth earned nine trips and made 3 free throws.

The Mustangs (3-7) advance to a noon Wednesday matchup against Timothy Christian in the consolation bracket quarterfinals.

Thornton Fractional South 61, Palatine 57: The Pirates dropped their second straight close one at York as TF South produced a 23-point fourth quarter to stay ahead of Palatine down the stretch.

Eric Blair, Jr., came off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points.

Palatine got 17 from both Scottie Elter and Cortez Hogans. Elter went 5-for-6 from 3-point range, while Hogans led the Pirates with 7 rebounds and Lamon Berry had a team-best 7 assists.

Next for Palatine (2-9) is a 10 a.m. Wednesday game against York.

Timothy Christian 63, Elk Grove 40: The Grens struggled with their shooting, going 17-for-52 from the field in a second straight tournament loss at York.

Joey Lopez (12 points) and Stefan Pantovic (10) both made a pair of 3s for the Grenadiers (0-11), who meet Nazareth on Wednesay at 9 a.m.

Homewood-Flossmoor 53, St. Viator 38: The Lions slipped to 3-7 this season with a setback in first-round play at Hinsdale Central.

J.R. Cison led St. Viator with 8 points, while Marc Clark and Tom Majerus had 7 apiece.

H-F's Jarett Tribble led all scorers with 13 points, and Cortez King-Parks and Jeffrey Boyd both had 11.

Next up for St. Viator (3-7) is a 12:30 p.m. Wednesday matchup against Richards.

Fremd 72, Vernon Hills 40: The top-seeded Vikings had no trouble with their first-round opponent at Wheeling's Hardwood Classic.

Senior guard Kyle Sliwa shot 7-for-12 from the field and made four 3s on his way to a game-high 20 points for the Vikings (10-0).

Brian Dompke had 13 points along with 6 rebounds.

Vernon Hills was led by Chris Mariella's 14 points.

Fremd next faces Deerfield at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in winner's bracket play, while Vernon Hills (3-9) meets Buffalo Grove at 10:30 a.m. in consolation action.

In the final day of the game at Wheeling, second seeded Notre Dame handled Dundee-Crown 56-39.

Barrington 56, Rockford Jefferson 48: The Broncos ended their Jacobs tournament with a victory and a 3-2 tourney record.

Jason Boock drained four 3s and finished with a game-high 16 points as Barrington (9-4) finished with an 18-point fourth quarter. During that period, Jackson Perkins (14 points) contributed 8 points and Anthony Spann (13 points) had 6.

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