Created:Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:32 p.m.CDT
Updated:Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:35 p.m.CDT

Prep roundup: Jacobs boys hoops win third straight at Jacobs Holiday Classic

ALGONQUIN – Jacobs got off to a rough start to the season, but won its third consecutive game with a 56-35 victory Saturday over Marian Central in Pool 1 of the Jacobs Holiday Classic.

The Golden Eagles (4-5 overall, 1-0 Pool I) got 10 points each from Lake Ojo, Nick Ledinsky and Jon Berndt, and held the Hurricanes (1-9, 0-1) to 13 first-half points.

Berndt hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as Jacobs scored 22 points in that quarter. The Eagles face Lakes, which also won its first game, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the second round of pool play.

Derreck Caldez led Marian with nine points.

Lakes 65, Hope Academy 45: Justin Bergeron and Jake Kohler scored 13 points apiece to lead the Eagles (10-3, 1-0) in their tournament opener.

Pool II

Cary-Grove 46, Tilden 42: Dean Lee tossed in 14 points and Jason Gregoire added 12 as the Trojans (7-3, 1-0) won their pool opener over the Blue Devils.

Matt Motzel scored 11 for C-G.

Pool III

Barrington 52, Prairie Ridge 41: Scott Nelson led the Broncos with 16 points in their victory. The Wolves (2-6, 0-1) got 14 points from Mike Bradshaw, who hit four 3s, and Steve Ticknor added 12.

Bartlett 53, Jefferson 49: Marcus Aluquin scored 16 and John Moss added 15 as the Hawks defeated the J-Hawks. Antonio Pittman led Jefferson with 19.

Pool IV

Elk Grove 65, Zion-Benton 57: Kishan Patel scored 27 points to lead the Grenadiers past the Zee-Bees. Malike Yarbrough scored 22 for the Zee-Bees.

Grant Holiday Tournament: At Fox Lake, McHenry defeated Round Lake in the first round, 89-46, on a hailstorm of 3-pointers.

Greg Johnson and Shane Varvil scored co-game-highs of 25 points on a combined 13 buckets from beyond the arc. As a team, the Warriors (4-4) connected on 18 of 29 from 3-point range.

E.C. Nichols Boys Tournament at Marengo High School

Woodstock 66, Harvard 27: Nick Kubiak scored a game-high 16 points while Damian Stoneking added 11 as the Blue Streaks (7-3) rolled to their first win in the tournament opener.

Woodstock 66, Sycamore 62: Jordan Turner scored a game-high 31 points in the Blue Streaks overtime victory. It was the second victory of the day for Woodstock. Brad Kaufmann scored all of his 15 points from the fourth quarter on and his two 3-pointers in the fourth led a 16-point comeback.

Marengo 48, Antioch 32: The Indians (4-6) were paced by Max Kunde’s nine points. Teammate Hunter Simonini added six points in Marengo’s tournament opener.

Marengo 54, Elgin Westminster Christian 47: The Indians completed the sweep at their home tournament, going 2-0 on the afternoon. Weston Shepard scored a team-high 12 points in the final game on Saturday, while Max Kunde added 11.

Wauconda 48, Harvard 17: The Hornets (1-7) dropped their second game to go 0-2 in the tournament. Erik Finke scored a team-high five points and Fernando Carerra pitched in with three.

The E.C. Nichols Tournament continues Thursday night.


Woodstock Quadrangular: At Woodstock, the host Blue Streaks defeated Richmond-Burton, 36-11, but both teams lost to both of the other participating teams: Kaneland and Mundelein.

Ryan Plourde (170 pounds) and Alan Hafer (160) both won all three of their matches for Woodstock with a pin each.

Cameron Kennedy (132) and Garret Sutton (152) each went 3-0 with a pin apiece for the Rockets.

Downers Grove South Triple Duals: At Downers Grove, McHenry defeated Prospect, 39-24, Downers Grove South, 41-18, and Oswego East, 43-24, to remain undefeated in dual matches.

Britches Sikula had pins in both the 106- and 113- pound weight classes, Mike Sikula (120) earned a pair of pins and a major decision, and Brad Ostdick (132) scored three pins for the Warriors (16-0).


CL South 9, St. Patrick 2: At Crystal Lake, Matt Allen scored twice and had an assist to lead eight Gators scorers.


IHSA Winter Meltdown: At Hoffman Estates, the Crystal Lake South girls dance team took first place in the Class 2A varsity dance competition, among a field of 13 teams. The Gators scored 87 out of a possible 100 points.

• Joe Stevenson, Chris Burrows and Patrick Mason contributed to this report.