The Marian Central boys basketball team used a 22-point third quarter to hold on for a 57-55 victory over Cary-Grove on Friday in the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Woodstock North High School.
Marian Central led by only one point at the half but outscored Cary-Grove 22-16 in the third. The Trojans attempted a fourth-quarter comeback but came up just short in the end.
The Hurricanes (3-1) had a huge effort from Adam Pischke. Pischke made five 3-pointers and went 7 for 10 from the free-throw line in a 32-point performance. Only four Hurricanes scored in the game. Wyatt Lindell was the only other Marian Central player to reach double digits with 11 points that included three 3-pointers.
The Trojans (1-2) were led by Jason Gregoire, who made six 3-pointers and went 4 for 4 from the line to score 24 points. Cary-Grove went 13 for 14 from the line in the game. Nick Barr was second on the team with 10 points in the loss.
Belvidere 64, Woodstock 44: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks (1-2) failed to outscore Belvidere in any quarter and fell in their third game of the Hoops for Healing Tournament. Woodstock was led by Mitch Kohley, who had nine points on three 3-pointers in the game.
Woodstock trailed 36-21 at the half and never were able to close the gap. Marcus Ammirati had six points on two 3-pointers and Mason Sutter added six points in the loss.
Hononegah 68, Woodstock North 40: At Woodstock, the Thunder (0-3) could not keep up with Hononegah’s offense in their third straight loss to open the season. Woodstock North trailed 30-16 at the half after only scoring six points in the second quarter.
Josh Jandron led the way for the Thunder scoring 15 points, including going 6 for 10 from the line. Nikolaus Herscha was second on the team with 13 points in the loss.
Crystal Lake South 80, Grayslake North 43: At Richmond, the Gators took outscored Grayslake North 21-6 in the first quarter on route to a runaway win. Crystal Lake South was led by Austin Rodgers 18 points and perfect 4-for-4 performance from the line. The Gators as a team went 18-for-22 from the line. Kyle Bartusch scored nine points and Garrett Bright added eight in the win.
Wauconda 60, Richmond-Burton 52: At Richmond, the Rockets trailed by 12 points at the half and couldn’t quite come all the way back in the tourney loss. Sam Kaufman led the team with 25 points, which included eight baskets and a 7-for-9 performance from the line. Mike Kaska added three 3-pointers for a nine-point game and Brian wells added nine points in the loss.
Grant 61, Johnsburg 54: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks couldn’t recover from a 2-point opening quarter in their 61-54 loss to Grant at the tourney. Warren Nusser led the team with 17 points, which included four 3-pointers. Steve Dixon added three 3-pointers and 11 points in the loss.
Ottawa Thanksgiving Tournament: At Ottawa, the Marengo boys basketball team went 1-1 on the day at the tourney with a 81-41 win over Chicago Muchin and a 65-58 loss to Oak Forest. Adam Rogutich had 42 points and 14 rebounds for the two games, which included a 32-point performance against Muchin. Rogutich went 8 for 8 from the line and had 12 baskets in the game.
Andrew Volkening added 25 points and 18 rebounds in the two games.
Westminster Christian Thanksgiving Tournament: At Elgin, the Alden-Hebron boys basketball team fell behind early in its 59-43 loss at the tourney. Isaiah Johnson led the team with 29 points and Cody Nelson added six points in the loss.
Moore/Prettyman Invitational: At Barrington, eight local wrestlers advanced to the semifinals at the 23 team tournament with, 2-0, records.
Michael Cullen at 113-pounds and Logan Hanselmann (120) both advanced for Cary-Grove which is in ninth place with 79 points.
Also advancing were Crystal Lake South’s Nick Gil (138), Eric Barone (145) and Brian Pence (195), Prairie Ridge’s Travis Piotrowski (113) and Charlie Popp (160) and Johnsburg’s Branden Peshek (132).
Marmion leads the team competition with 136.5 points.
Carmel Tournament: At Mundelein, the Richmond-Burton wrestling team went 4-0 on the day including wins over St. Patrick, Carmel, Waukegan and West Chicago. Every match was decided by eight points or less with the closest coming against Waukegan, where the Rockets won narrowly 36-35.
Gavin Sutton (113/120), Grant Sutton (126) and Garrett Sutton (160), won all four of their bouts on the day. Other than a forfeit against Carmel, Garrett did not compete in a match that lasted longer than four minutes, winning in a pin each time.
Grant had one major decision (9-1) and three pin victories at the tourney. Gavin competed in both the 113 and 120 weight class, with three pin victories and one 4-0 decision over Carmel.
• Rob Smith, Patrick Mason and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.