2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/28/2016 11:15 PM

Rolling Meadows marches into consolation semis at York

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Rolling Meadows' boys basketball team won for the second straight day at York's Jack Tosh Holiday Classic, topping Timothy Christian 53-39 to earn a spot in the tournament's consolation bracket semifinals.

Senior forward Jared Murphy led the way by scoring a game-high 23 points. He finished with 7-for-12 shooting from 2-point range, made the only 3 he attempted and converted 6 of 8 foul shots.

All five starters scored for the Mustangs (4-7), as Justin Thompson (8 points), Liam Brigham (7), Jack Schoessling (6) and Gio Carrillo (2) got in the act.

Murphy also had a team-best in rebounds (7), and Carrillo led the way with 4 assists.

The top scorer for Timothy Christian was Joey Davidson with 14 points.

Rolling Meadows advances to a 7:30 p.m. Thursday matchup against Lake Forest, with the winner advancing to Friday's 3 p.m. consolation championship game.

Schaumburg 50, Stagg 47: The Saxons produced an efficient 6-for-10 effort from 3-point range in winning for the second time in three days at York.

Aaron Kline went 2-for-4 from distance and finished with 11 points, while Hezekiah Trotter, Daniel Pyde, Michael Hodges and Zackary Zolen each made one 3.

Zolen finished 3-for-5 from the field and went 4-for-4 on free throws to score 11 points for Schaumburg (6-6), which meets Minooka at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tom Kazanecki scored 20 points for Stagg.

York 43, Palatine 32: York's Eric Cohn enjoyed a perfect performance from the field, finishing 4-for-4 on 3s and 3-for-3 from 2-point range on his way to a game-high 20 points.

Palatine (2-10) dropped its third straight contest at York. The Pirates were led in scoring by Johnny O'Shea (12 points) and Cortez Hogans (11).

Next for Palatine is an 8:30 a.m. matchup against Glenbard East.

Nazareth 62, Elk Grove 53: The Grens got solid scoring from Joey Lopez (18 points), Dylan Ingebrigtsen (15) and Nico Collazo (14) but still suffered a third straight tournament loss at York.

Both teams shot well from the field, but Nazareth earned 23 trips to the free throw line and made 17, while Elk Grove (0-12) was 11-for-14.

The Grens conclude their tourney with a 9 a.m. contest against Riverside-Brookfield on Thursday.

Maine West 71, Perspectives 59: The Warriors shot 7-for-16 from 3-point range and had nine players score to pick up a victory in the first round of consolation bracket play at Wheeling's Hardwood Classic.

Junior guard Milos Dugalic led the way for Maine West (7-4) with 13 points, and Randy Kent and Darrington Bates had 11 apiece.

Kent and Jack Collins both contributed 7 rebounds, and Bates had a team-high 4 assists.

DeAndrae Lightfoot of Perspectives led all scorers with 29 points in a performance that included 6-for-10 from 3-point range.

Maine West meets Buffalo Grove in a consolation semifinal at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

St. Viator 72, Richards 66: The Lions bounced back in second-round play at Hinsdale Central, getting a sharp long-range shooting performance.

Peter Lambesis had two 3s and finished with 13 points. J.R. Cison and Jeremiah Hernandez both made one 3 and finished with 14 points, and Mark Clark, Andrew Soukup, Jack Geary and Matt Doersching also connected from distance.

A 26-for-50 shooting effort from the field helped offset a 12-for-26 day at the foul line for the Lions (4-7), who will meet Stevenson (8-2) in a 2 p.m. Thursday matchup in the consolation semifinals.

Jaylan Catledge led all scorers for Richards, which finished 14-for-15 on free throws.

at Pekin: Hersey dropped both its Wednesday games, first falling 63-55 in a morning matchup against Springfield Lanphier, then dropping a 55-51 decision to Morton in the afternoon.

Lanphier outscored the Huskies 23-7 in the first quarter. Hersey battled back and trailed by just 2 point entering the fourth quarter.

Lanphier's Yaakema Rose led all scorers with 23 points.

Joe Coffaro (16 points) and Ken Hasley (12 points, 9 rebounds) led the way for Hersey.

Against Morton, Chris O'Toole led Hersey (5-6) in scoring with 15 points, Grant Wagner had 11 and Coffaro finished with 9, on three 3s.

The Huskies still led entering the fourth quarter, but Morton came up with a 24-13 scoring edge in the final period. Ryan Altenberger led all scorers with 27 points, including four 3s.

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