Boys Basketball

High school sports roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 28

Romeoville boys open Centralia Holiday Tournament with win over Glenwood

Troy Cicero scored 26 points as Romeoville fended off Glenwood, 58-55, in the opening round of the Centralia Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.

Romeoville (7-4) will play at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the second round against Vashon (Missouri).

Bolingbrook 60, Wheaton St. Francis 53: At Elmhurst, Josh Aniceto led the Raiders with 15 points in a Jack Tosh Holiday Classic win.

MJ Langit added 11 points and Mekhi Cooper scored 10 for Bolingbrook.

Minooka 58, St. Laurence 55: At Elmhurst, Ricky Hill poured in 30 points to lift Minooka to a win in a Jack Tosh Holiday Classic consolation game.

Trevor Hudak added 13 points for Minooka (6-5), which will play Montini in a consolation quarterfinal round game at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Providence 53, Schaumburg 47: At Elmhurst, the Celtics (2-9) moved into the Jack Tosh consolation round quarterfinals with the narrow win.

Jack Wajda led Providence with 15 points.

Naperville Central 65, Plainfield East 61: The top seed at the tournament survived a bit of a scare from the plucky Bengals, who dropped to 5-4 with the loss.

Plainfield Central 77, Wheaton Academy 74 (OT): At Aurora, the Wildcats needed overtime to push themselves along in the East Aurora Tournament.

Plainfield Central (5-6) will play East Aurora for the second time in the tournament in at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Lincoln-Way East 53, Pleasant Plains 43: At Effingham, the Griffins (3-8) fended off a late challenge from the Cardinals to earn a place in the second round of the Effingham/Teutopolis Tournament.

Tylon Toliver led East with 21 points.

Morton 61, Lincoln-Way Central 53: At Hinsdale, Lincoln-Way Central tried a late rally in Hinsdale Central Tournament’s consolation bracket semifinals, but fell short.

The Knights (6-6) got a 19-point performance from Jack Novak, while Jack Barrett added 12 and Jack Vegter added 11.

Springfield 58, Joliet Central 40: At Bloomington, a rough first half for the Steelmen, where they scored just seven points, led to a loss in the consolation round of the State Farm Classic.

Josh Adim led Joliet Central with 14 points.

Normal University 40, Joliet Central 39: At Bloomington, the Steelmen allowed a last-minute push from the Pioneers and faltered in their second matchup of the day at the State Farm Classic.

Lincoln-Way West 70, North Chicago 42: At Bloomington, the Warriors moved into the consolation bracket semifinals at the State Farm Classic.

Quentin Villa led Lincoln-Way West (6-6) with 16 points and Tyler Gabriel added 14.

Morris 53, Sandwich 34: At Plano, a strong second quarter, where Morris outscored Sandwich 17-5, lifted them to a consolation bracket win at the Plano Tournament.

Henry Hansen led Morris with 16 points, while Gage Phillips added 15 points.

Coal City 48, Hinckley-Big Rock 47: At Plano, the Coalers outscored the opposition 18-8 in the fourth quarter to emerge with a narrow consolation bracket win.

Cason Headley had a big day for Coal City (2-7) with 26 points. Aiden Hansen added 11.

Dwight 50, Wilmington 41: At Marseilles, the Trojans (4-5) advanced into the consolation bracket’s semifinal round of the Marseilles Holiday Tournament by toppling the Wildcats (1-7).

Wyatt Thompson scored 23 points in the victory, including 14 in the pivotal third quarter. Dwight will play Earlville at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Earlville 75, Gardner-South Wilmington 42: At Marseilles, a poor third quarter did in Gardner-South Wilmington (4-10) as it dropped a consolation contest at the Marseilles Holiday Tournament.

The Panthers will play Wilmington at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Romeoville 59, Beecher 41: At Peotone, the Spartans (10-5) picked up a win in the Peotone Holiday Tournament.

Lake Zurich 47, Lincoln-Way West 34: At Cicero, Ava Gugliuzza led the Warriors with 17 points as they dropped to 0-2 at the Morton College Tournament and 4-7 overall.

Providence 68, Oak Lawn 47: At Orland Park, the Celtics (15-2) advanced to play Oak Forest in Wednesday’s fifth-place game at the Sandburg Tournament with a win over Oak Lawn.

Annaliese Pietrzyk led the Celtics with 19 points, while Kelly Knight and Megan Duzansky added 12 points each.

Plainfield East 67, Glenbard East 36: At Orland Park, a second consecutive comfortable win helped the Bengals reach the consolation championship at the Sandburg Tournament where it will face Hinsdale South at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Minooka 35, Oswego 31: At Oswego, Minooka won its second consecutive close game at the Oswego East Holiday Tournament and will face Lockport on Wednesday for a chance to reach the tournament’s title game.

Lockport 54, Kaneland 41: At Oswego, Lockport won its 10th straight and remained undefeated in pool play at the Oswego East Holiday Tournament.

Peotone 54, Bradley-Bourbonnais 42: At Peotone, the Blue Devils improved to 2-0 in their own tournament.

Jenna Hunter led Peotone (10-3) with 19 points and Mady Kibelkis added 15 points.

Lincoln-Way Central 42, Lincoln-Way East 35: At Orland Park, the Knights snagged a Sandburg Christmas Tournament win over the rival Griffins.

Lina Panos led the way with 15 points and six rebounds for L-WC (9-4) and Nicole Connolly added 10 points and seven boards.

Coal City 52, Westmont 30: At Lisle, the Coalers led from wire-to-wire in a Lisle Holiday Classic win.

Molly Stiles led Coal City (10-4) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.