2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/27/2017 11:08 PM

Elk Grove works OT for first victory

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Elk Grove's boys basketball team picked up its first victory of the season on Wednesday, and had to be patient to get it.

Playing in an early afternoon game at the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic hosted by York, the Grenadiers came up with a big scoring effort in bonus time to come away with a 63-59 overtime victory against Providence Catholic.

Elk Grove (1-12) improved to 1-1 in the tournament and next meets Sandburg at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ryley Rathman was a force for Elk Grove, scoring a game-high 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field with a pair of 3s.

Dylan Ingebrigtsen had 18 points and shot 8-for-9 at the foul line, and Tyler Selvig made a pair of 3s and finishing with 10 points for coach Anthony Furman's team.

Elk Grove outscored Providence 15-11 in the OT. The Grens forced Providence into 3-for-13 shooting from long range and also forced 16 turnovers.

Downers Grove South 51, Schaumburg 49: The Saxons held a 3-point lead heading into the final quarter but yielded 16 points in that last period in a second straight tournament loss at York.

Schaumburg (4-10) forced 20 turnovers and had 9 steals but converted one 3 (from Heze Trotter).

Freshman Chris Hodges led the Saxons with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field. Trotter finished with 13 and Michael Hodges had 11.

Glenbard East 58, Rolling Meadows 42: After a slow start, the Mustangs had cut their deficit to 4 points entering the fourth quarter.

But a balanced finish from Glenbard East was too much to overcome as Rolling Meadows fell short in consolation bracket action at York. The Rams outscored the Mustangs 17-5 in the fourth quarter.

Glenbard East had four players score in double figures -- Alijah Nelson (15), James Peterkin (13) and DaRon Hall and Korvante Davis (10 apiece).

Rolling Meadows' Max Christie led all scorers with 21 points. Ryan Carney finished with 8 and Gio Carrillo had 7.

Rolling Meadows will meet Schaumburg in consolation action at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the third round of the tournament.

Pekin 56, Hersey 44: The Huskies saw their two-game winning streak snapped with a first-round loss in the Pekin Holiday Classic.

The Dragons took control with a terrific first half, outscoring Hersey 18-6 in the first quarter and 23-10 in the second.

Ryan Verhulst hit a pair of 3s and finished with 8 points for the Huskies, who struggled through a 4-for-23 effort from long range.

Joe Nugent also had 8 points for Hersey, and Matt Hanushewsky had 7.

Next up for the Huskies (5-7) is a 12:45 p.m. Thursday matchup against Moline, which fell short 54-52 against Champaign Centennial.

Willowbrook 59, Hoffman Estates 40: The Warriors got a team-high 13 points from Ethan Schuemer to finish 3-0 in pool play at Glenbard West.

Sheldon Barnett-Morales paced Hoffman Estates (6-7) with a game-high 15 points and Phillip Ziecina had 7. The Hawks went 2-1 in pool play and meet Glenbard South in the tourney's third-place game at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Glenbard West 52, Leyden 47: Evan Taylor went for a game-high 20 points to help the host Hilltoppers finish pool play 3-0 in their own tourney. They'll meet Willowbrook for the title at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

Ocean Johnson paced Leyden with 19 points, which included three 3s. The Eagles meet Glenbard North for seventh place at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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