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Conant held visiting Lake Park to 6 points in the middle two quarters to earn a 45-36 nonconference boys basketball victory Saturday, its second straight win after snapping a three-game skid in conference play Friday.

Lake Park outscored the Cougars (13-6) 20-14 in the fourth quarter, but Conant had built a 31-16 lead at that point.

London Dokubo led Conant with 11 points and Brian Wadsworth had 10.

Dominique Spencer had 11 points for Lake Park before fouling out, and Eric Eichholz had 9.

Buffalo Grove 71, Niles West 62: Senior guard Nick Prus (19 points) and Jeff Zabrin (16) led the way as the host Bison earned nonconference victory. Dan Recht scored 10 points for the Bison (13-8).

Prospect 62, Glenbrook North 48: Mike LaTulip scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second half as host Prospect picked up a nonconference win.

The Knights limited themselves to 10 turnovers, including just 2 in the second half.

"I've been waiting all season for this team to handle pressure, and they did it tonight," said Prospect coach John Camardella.

Terry Redding led Prospect (12-6) with 12 rebounds and scored 6 points; Danny O'Brien finished with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and LaTulip had 4 assists.

Hersey 79, Niles North 68: Trevor Haas had a team-best 17 points for the host Huskies, Tom Sutrinaitis and Justin Jobski contributed 15 apiece and Connor Miklasz had 10 as Hersey withstood a 43-point effort by senior forward Abdel Nader to claim a nonconference triumph.

Hersey (12-7) outscored Niles North by 6 points in the final quarter.

Fremd 47, Lake Zurich 45: Zach Monaghan scored a game-high 27 points, including 3 3-pointers and 10-for-14 from the foul line as the Vikings held off visiting Lake Zurich in nonconference play.

LZ's Drake Orser missed a shot in the lane with three seconds left that would have tied the game.

Monaghan hit a deep 3-pointer with 1:30 left to put Fremd (14-7) in front by 2 points.

Mirko Grcic led Lake Zurich with 20 points and 8 rebounds.