Novak helps Grayslake Central snap streak

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/17/2018 10:14 PM

Alec Novak poured in a career-high 28 points, and Grayslake Central snapped a four-game losing streak by beating visiting Grayslake North 63-50 in Northern Lake County Conference boys basketball action on Saturday night.

Jack Spalding and Christopher Thomas Jr. (three 3-pointers) added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rams (10-15, 7-6), who won for just the second time in their last 10 games.

Grayslake Central trailed 11-0 after one quarter but went into halftime up 24-21. The Rams took a 38-33 advantage into the fourth quarter and then outscored the Knights 25-17.

Novak scored 22 points in the second half.

Grayslake North (11-14, 6-6) saw its season-best four-game winning streak snapped. The Knights were led by Ryan Connolly (19 points), Jamon Thomas (16) and James Connolly (9).

Benet Academy 47, Stevenson 40: Colin Crothers had 19 points and 6 rebounds for the visiting Red Wings (21-4), who won their 12th game in a row.

Stevenson (16-8) was led by Jackson Qualley's 18 points and 7 rebounds. Samvit Ram added 11 points and 7 rebounds.

The Patriots host Libertyville in a makeup game on Monday night. The teams are tied for first place atop the North Suburban Conference with 9-3 records.

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