Maine South edges Libertyville
Maine South 42, Libertyville 40: An 18-point fourth quarter by Libertyville nearly made up for a sluggish first half, but not quite in boys basketball season-opening tournament play at Maine West on Monday.
The Wildcats had just 11 points at halftime, thanks in large part to a 3-point second quarter. During the late rally they got 3 3-pointers from Jack Lipp. Lipp finished with 10 points while Matt Varner led Libertyville with 17 points. Varner had 6 points in the big fourth quarter.
Vernon Hills 55, Maine East 53: At Northridge Prep, Stephen Curry scored a game-high 22 points, including a 9-for-14 effort from the line, to lead Vernon Hills to the win. The Cougars also got 12 points from TJ Flis.
Robby Nardini broke up a tied game with his game-winning bucket with 2.8 seconds in Northridge Prep's "Battle At The Ridge" tournament in Niles.
Lake Zurich 59, King 47: The Bears got double-figures from three players to open the season with a win.
Ryan Roach led the way with 15 points while Brad Kruse and Mike Travlos added 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Will McClaughry had 9 points for Lake Zurich.
Carmel 57, Crystal Lake Central 55: Carmel got double-figures from three players in the win. Nickai Poyser led the way with 16 points, followed by Cullen Barr with 13 points and Jack George with 10 points. Billy Kirby added 9 points for the Corsairs.
Vernon Hills 56, Lake Forest Academy 27: Lauren Webb had 16 points and Meri Bennett-Swanson added 12 points as Vernon Hills cruised to victory.
The Cougars also got 9 points apiece from Sydney Smith and Brie Bahlmann.
Wauconda d. Grayslake Central: Wauconda got a balanced effort in a 2,453-2,176 victory.
Cyndi Teuber led the way for the Bulldogs with a 514 for the three-game series. Katie Adkins turned in Grayslake Central's best score with a 548.
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