Barrington takes third at Jacobs
Barrington 66, Chicago King 60: The Broncos finished the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs High School with win over the Jaguars for second place.
Connor Keenan. a 6-foot-5 junior, scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help fend off (11-6) King. Mark Johnson led Barrington (11-4) with 19 points, 15 coming in the first half.
Barrington's defense held the Jaguars to 4 points in the third quarter taking a 42-35 lead.
Isaiah Kelly led a balanced attack for King with 16 points. Jaylin Bedell scored 15 and Raheem Brown 14.
Grayslake Central 35, Wheeling 33: The host Wildcats went 0-4 in their tournament and saw their record drop to 4-10 in the 15th place game. Christian McLaughlin was the only Wildcat in double figures with 10 points. Joe Jordan and Michael Best each had 8 points. The Rams were led by Antonio Crews with 10 points. Goby Moe had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Grant Hard scored 7 for GLC.
Deerfield 55, Prospect 48: Prospect led the Warriors 29-24 at halftime in the 7th place game before being outscored 31-19 in the second half at Wheeling.
Brandon Lieb scored 17 points for the Warriors who improved to 9-6. Walt Mattingly 17 points and 4 steals. Ara Emerzian finished with 13 points and 4 steals.
The Knights (7-8) saw Jon Kreidler be the only double figure scorer with 10 points. Sam Murray and Jack Schneider each had 8 points.
"You use this tournament as a mid-season check to see where your team is at," said Prospect John Camardella. "We played 4 games against top level competition. This was the best field I've seen in the ten years we've been here."
Notre Dame 73, Buffalo Grove 64: Cam Kraft scored 20 points, Tom Tried 15, and Nate Cole 11 for the Bison but it wasn't enough to hold off the Dons at the Wheeling Hardwood Classic.
BG led 34-31 at the halftime break but Notre Dame sparked by super-soph Anthony Sayles scored 29 rallied in the second half. Troy D'Amico another sophomore added 18 points and junior Jason Bergstrom notched 13.
Sayles also recorded 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals for the Dons who may be the tournament favorite next season. Notre Dame shot 62 percent from the field. Buffalo Grove is now 8-7 and was 1-3 in the tournament.
Palatine 62, Highland Park 49: Palatine's Julian Campbell topped a strong York Tournament with 32 points and 5 rebounds in the Pirates' win over the 7-8 Giants. Campbell hit 14 of 16 field goal attempts including 2 sizzling three point baskets. Ben Storm connected on 6 of 8 three-point attempts finishing with 18 points for Palatine 6-8 and finishing 2-2 at the York Tournament.
Guard Luke Seiffert picked up 10 of the Pirates 17 assists. Palatine shot 18 of 22 from inside the arc and 8 of 12 from long range.
Highland Park led 26-25 at halftime but was outscored 37-23 in the second half. Billy Rudman led the Giants with 11 points.
Rolling Meadows 77, Lemont 72: The Mustangs finished 2-2 at York but the good news is that Danny Fallon emerged as a scoring threat for the Mustangs (9-5). Fallon scored 9 points in the win over the Indians.
Max Christie had another big day scoring 40 points which included 25 of 26 from the free-throw line for the Mustangs. Christie also pulled down 9 rebounds to go with 4 assists and 2 steals. Javonte Warrener added some punch with 17 points. Rolling Meadows hit 33 of 38 free throws.
"It was a great learning process for all of our guys," said Rolling Meadows coach Kevin Katovich. "We gained valuable experience against teams who played different styles of ball."
Lemont's Nate Ferguson scored 26 points and had 9 rebounds for his team.
Schaumburg 56, Hinsdale South 42: The Saxons never left any doubt in their win over the Hornets at York to finish the tournament at 3-1 and 12-4 over all.
Schaumburg led 14-9 after the first quarter 34-13 at halftime and 46-25 after three quarters.
Arnav Karnik hit 7 of 10 shots from the floor to lead Schaumburg with 19 points. Michael Hodges scored 15 points to go with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Heze Trotter added 11 points, 9 rebounds, to go with 4 assists and steals.
Aaron Tim led the Hornets with 9 points.
Elk Grove 49, Lake Forest 44: The Grenadiers played competitive basketball at York finishing 2-2 and improved their record to 4-10 with the win over the Scouts. Elk Grove led 36-24 after three quarters and held off a late Lake Forest surge to pull out the win. Sean Cherry led a balanced attack with 13 points. Ryley Rathman scored 12 points to go with 4 assists. Mark Matos scored 10 points and had 3 steals. Ryne Singsank had 9 points.
St. Ignatius 50, Conant 46: After falling behind 15-5 after the first quarter, Conant rallied back but could not overcome the Wolfpack.
It was the second Mid-Suburban West team St. Ignatius (10-6) beat at York edging Schaumburg two days prior.
Christian Davis was again the culprit scoring 28 points on 11 of 15 from the field. Daniel Flory picked up 15 points for the Wolfpack.
Raj Mittal, who had a strong tournament, finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for the now 7-8 Cougars who went 2-2 in the tournament. Anthony Wachal scored 11 points and Devon Ellis 8 points for Conant.