Boundy, Smith key Barrington's Berman triumph
Dec 30, 2014 8:55 PM -
As the day drew closer to an end at the 60th annual Berman Holiday Classic, Barrington coach Dave Udchik still had a healthy respect for the strength and talent of Oak Forest. But when the Broncos' Connor Boundy (145) and Julius Smith (160) both bumped off the the top seed during the semifinals, Smith's coming in a head-to-head with Oak Forest standout Patrick Kristin, things took a decided turn for the better for Barrington. Those two victories, along with another in the semis from Travis Cysewski at 160, and the collective strength and depth of the Broncos' lineup proved more than the field could handle as Barrington carried off the championship trophy with 206 overall points, 12.5 more than Oak Forest. Lincoln-Way West (147), Deerfield (144.5) and Metea Valley (133) rounded out the top five of this prestigious and diverse 31-team group.