Northwest roundup: Barrington handles Crystal Lake Central
Barrington 61, Crystal Lake Central 54: Senior forward Jake Parson had 13 points and junior guard Jason Boock had 12 as the Broncos won again against the host Tigers in tournament play. The key period for Barrington was the second, when it outscored CL Central 23-7.
Niles West 45, Hersey 39: Joe Nugent scored a team-best 12 points, but the Huskies (0-3) came up short in tournament play at Glenbrook North.
The Huskies wrap up their tourney with an 11 a.m. game Friday game against Douglas at St. Patrick.
Glenbrook North 45, Hoffman Estates 44: The Hawks suffered their first loss of the season against the host Spartans and return to action with a 2 p.m. Friday game at St. Patrick.
Fremd 80, Elk Grove 20: The Vikings improved to 2-1 while the Grens slipped to 0-3 after their tournament matchup at Mundelein.
Ridgewood 59, Wheeling 57: The Wildcats had a 9-point lead with three minutes left but it ended up slipping away despite the efforts of Phil Bucko (29 points) and Michael Best (14).
"We played great for 29 minutes," said Wheeling coach Michael O'Keeffe, "but we turned the ball over and missed free throws at the end that cost us this game. Our kids are young and inexperienced, but we can't use that as an excuse. We need to learn from the mistakes we made and come back ready to compete on Saturday."
York 67, Maine West 52: The Warriors dropped to 0-2 in tournament play at Palatine and resume action Friday with a 3:30 p.m. contest against Rolling Meadows.