Mundelein goes to 3-1 after topping Deerfield

 
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Updated 11/24/2017 11:32 PM
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Jeff Bikus scored 8 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, and Mundelein's boys basketball team rallied to edge Deerfield 48-46 in the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament on Friday night.

Andrew Silva and Tommy Marcotte added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mustangs, who trailed 37-28 after three quarters. Bikus sank two 3-pointers in the fourth, Marcotte also scored 8 points in the quarter, and Silva made a pair of baskets, as the Mustangs outscored the Warriors 20-9.

Mundelein (3-1) wraps up the tourney with a 4 p.m. start against Fremd on Saturday.

Lakes 43, Wauconda 36: At Richmond-Burton, the Eagles won their tournament finale, as Bradley Cherry scored 16 points and Logan McCann chipped in 15.

Michael Behrendt represented Lakes (2-2) on the all-tournament team.

Wauconda (0-4) got 11 points from Donovan Carter and 10 apiece from Connor Brannick and Jimmy Ott.

Rich Central 53, Lakes 46: At Johnsburg, in their first of two games on the day, the Eagles came up just short.

Bradley Cherry and Michael Behrendt led Lakes with 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Lake Zurich 67, Wauconda 49: At Richmond-Burton, in the first of two games for each team Saturday, Ryan Kutsor posted game bests of 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Bears to their third win in as many games in the tournament.

With Wauconda leading 13-12 early in the second quarter after a 3-pointer by Nick Rinchiuso, Kutsor hit three 3-pointers in a row, then fed JR Cison for a 3-pointer, putting Lake Zurich ahead 24-13 with 5:07 left. Rinchiuso's buzzer-beating shot off a pass from Jimmy Ott got Wauconda within 33-24 at halftime.

But Cison opened the second half with three baskets in a row, and Lake Zurich maintained its double-digit lead the rest of the game.

Cison finished with 16 points, including two 3s. Kutsor and Will Tucker (11 points) each made three 3-pointers. Paul Tauras added 8 points coming off the bench for Lake Zurich, which played again without returning starter Peter DiCerbo (hip flexor).

Wauconda (0-3) was led in scoring by sophomore Donovan Carter with 17 points (two 3-pointers). Rinchiuso, who came off the bench, and Connor Brannick each had 10 points for the Bulldogs. Andrew Nolan finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Richmond-Burton 74, Grayslake North 59: At Richmond-Burton, James Connolly's 23 points (three 3-pointers) couldn't prevent the Knights from losing their second game of the day.

Connolly and his sophomore brother Ryan (6 points) made the all-tournament team for Grayslake North (2-2).

Johnsburg 78, Grayslake North 70: At Johnsburg, in their first game of the day, the Knights couldn't overcome a 56-54 deficit after three quarters, as they fell to 2-1 in the tournament.

Zion-Benton 63, Grayslake Central 60: At Buffalo Grove, Jack Spalding scored 19 points for the Rams in their loss.

Tony Crews had 14 points for Grayslake Central.

Rockford Boylan 73, Grant 69: At Grant, the host Bulldogs came up just short, despite Mike Huff's 22 points.

Hunter Waszkowski and Henry Kusiak added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Grant.

Antioch 56, Woodstock North 45: Late Wednesday night, the Sequoits beat host Woodstock North to win the Hoops for Healing tournament with a 3-0 record.

Dan Filippone led Antioch with 16 points. Jack Gillespie had 14 and Branden Gallimore chipped in nine for the Sequoits.

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