Grayslake Central stays in first, holds off Lakes

Grayslake Central's boys basketball team defeated visiting Lakes 47-42 on Friday night to retain its share of first place in the Northern Lake County Conference.

The Rams improved to 13-9 and 7-2 in the NLCC.

Branden Nava scored 17 points to lead Lakes (8-16, 4-5).

Carmel 69, Joliet Catholic 57: Kimahri Wilson scored 18 points for the visiting Corsairs in their East Suburban Catholic Conference win.

Bryce Moore added 13 points for Carmel (14-11, 2-5), while Syone Usma-Harper and Joey Halaburt each had 10.

Libertyville 50, Lake Zurich 43: Blake Ellingson scored a game-high 15 points to lead the visiting Wildcats in a North Suburban Conference makeup game.

Libertyville (15-8) also received 12 points from Jackson Watson and 10 from Marc Michelotti.

Men's basketball

Moraine Valley 85, Lake County 82: On Thursday night, the College of Lake County fell short on the road against the 11th-ranked Cyclones, despite Jarod Stonis' 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists.

The Lancers were without Jaylin Cunningham, the team's second-leading rebound, and Christos Gountanis, who is the team's leading 3-point shooter by percentage. CLC made 10 3-pointers.

"It came down to rebounding and making shots," Lancers assistant coach Andy Rochon said. "We had to make 1 or 2 more 3s and needed to hold [Moraine Valley] below their offensive rebounding average."

Aaron Greer added 18 points and 5 rebounds for CLC. Darien Bosby scored 16 points, and Anthony Thompson had 14.

"Even though [we] were outmatched at each position, this team never quits," Rochon said.

The Lancers are back on the road against Kankakee at 3 p.m. Saturday. CLC's next home game is against McHenry on Tuesday (7:15 p.m.).

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