Comeback sinks Grant at Hoffman Estates

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/26/2018 11:24 PM

Two weeks ago, Grant rallied from a 17-point deficit to win a nonconference game at Hoffman Estates.

On Monday, the No. 15 Hawks returned the favor, coming back in the fourth quarter to post a 57-55 victory over No. 17 Grant in a first-round game in the Lake Zurich sectional.

Grant led 51-45 midway through the fourth quarter after senior Michael Huff hit 3 straight 3-pointers. Hoffman got 3-pointers from Marquez Woodard and Rudra Patel tied it up, then Shelden Barnett-Morales followed in his own miss off a turnover to put the Hawks ahead 53-51.

Hoffman Estates eventually built a 57-51 lead on James Allen's layin. Huff hit his fourth 3-pointer of the fourth quarter to bring the Bulldogs within 3. Grant got the ball back with 32 seconds left and couldn't get Huff an open look. The Hawks fouled Grant's Torren Curry with 1.7 seconds on the clock before he could launch a 3-pointer.

Shooting the bonus, Curry hit the first free throw, missed the second intentionally and got his own rebound, but couldn't finish through contact and time expired.

Huff finished his high school career with 25 points, hitting 5 of 9 shots from 3-point range. Patel led Hoffman Estates with 22 points.

Grant closes the season at 13-15.

Zion-Benton 71, Grayslake North 58: At the Waukegan regional, No. 18 Grayslake North could not overcome a 36-point performance from Zion-Benton's Anthony French.

The Knights close out the season with a 13-15 record.

Schaumburg 47, Mundelein 43: At Buffalo Grove, Tommy Marcotte had 13 points for No. 13 Mundelein, which was upset by No. 19 Schaumburg.

The Mustangs close the season at 14-17.

Deerfield 53, Grayslake Central 41: Host and No. 14 Deerfield pulled away from No. 20 Grayslake Central, which finishes the season 10-17.

Lake Forest 72, Round Lake 35: At Deerfield, No. 12 Lake Forest advanced with a victory over winless Round Lake (0-26).

Lake View 63, Rickover Naval Academy 37: At Antioch, the 13th seed won the first Class 3A play-in of the night.

Lake View will play No. 4 CICS/Northtown in Tuesday's 7 p.m. regional semifinal.

Antioch 74, Chicago Roosevelt 31: Host and No. 12 Antioch rolled to a 43-point win over No. 21 Roosevelt.

Dan Filippone led Antioch with 17 points while Ben Nauman had 12 points.

The Sequoits improve to 11-15 overall.

Vernon Hills 51, Marine Leadership Academy 30: At Wauconda, the 14th-seeded Cougars picked up the win over the No. 19 seed in the Class 3A play-in.

Vernon Hills (7-20) advances to Tuesday's 6 p.m. regional semifinal against No. 3 Carmel.

Wauconda 100, Aspira 33: No. 11 and host Wauconda rolled over No. 22 ASPIRA Business and Finance in a regional opener.

The Bulldogs, who improved to 11-18 on the season, got out to a 27-9 first-quarter lead.

Donovan Carter led Wauconda with 19 points while Benji Chung added 13 points, Nick Bularelli had 12 and Jimmy Ott finished with 10 points.

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