High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Johnsburg, moves to 2-0 at Hinkle Holiday Classic

Prairie Ridge's boys basketball team defeated Johnsburg, 70-62, Saturday to improve to 2-0 in pool play at Jacobs' Hinkle Holiday Classic in Algonquin.

The Wolves (4-9 overall, 2-0 Pool II) outscored the Skyhawks, 23-15, in the fourth quarter. Prairie Ridge and Johnsburg (4-5, 0-2 Pool II) were tied at 47 after 3.

Connor Kazin paced Prairie Ridge with 21 points and was 7 of 9 from the free-throw line. As a team, the Wolves knocked down 24 of 31 freebies. Michael Patterson had 15 points, and Joe Hansen had 12 points. Kazin, Patterson and Hansen made two 3s apiece. Jack Hoyland pitched in 13 points with a 3.

Zach Toussaint led the Skyhawks with 17 points and three 3s. He made all eight of his free-throw attempts. Jackson LaMarche had 15 points and two 3s, while Mason Sobiesk had 15 points and a 3. 

Johnsburg next faces Chicago Payton at 9 a.m. Tuesday, while Prairie Ridge plays Bartlett at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship bracket.

Barrington 68, Cary-Grove 46: At the Hinkle Holiday Classic in Algonquin, Beaumont Frericks had 10 points and two 3s for the Trojans (5-5, 1-1 Pool IV) in a loss to the Broncos. Frank Jakubicek had nine points, Luc Bressett had six points and two 3s, and Charlie Walsh had five points and a 3. C-G finishes pool play against Rockford Jefferson at noon Tuesday.

Marian Central 50, Addison Trail 37: At the Hinkle Holiday Classic in Algonquin, AJ Golembiewski scored 14 points on six field goals to lead the Hurricanes to victory.

Kevin Herbst added 11 points for Marian, Jon Preston had nine points and a 3, and Jakub Baranski had eight points and a 3. Marian Central (5-5, 1-1 Pool I) next plays Kennedy at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Crystal Lake Central 71, Woodstock 56: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo, Alex Timmerman poured in 23 points on 10 field goals in a tournament-opening victory.

Christian Lerum had 14 points and made four 3s for the Tigers (6-4), Deonta Dungey had 10 points, and Evan Cassell had eight points. Tyler Peake and Andrew Adams both scored 16 points to lead the Blue Streaks (4-5), Michael Gardner had 12 points, and Evan Bridges added eight points and a pair of 3s.

Central advances to face Genoa-Kingston, which beat Geneseo, 30-17, at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Woodstock plays Geneseo at 9 a.m.

Marengo 65, Round Lake 41: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo, the Indians (6-4) beat the Panthers behind 14 points from Alex Schirmer in their tournament-opening win. Blaine Borhat had 11 points and a 3, Brock Bertrand had 10 points, and Nick Wascher had eight points and two 3s.

Marengo next will face Belvidere, which defeated Elgin, 62-61, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Richmond-Burton 64, North Boone 60: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo, Jeff Jankowski scored 27 points and made three 3s for the Rockets in the tournament-opening victory. Shane Byrne added 13 points for R-B (5-4), and Luke Uhwat recorded nine points.

The Rockets next play Rochelle, which beat Wauconda, 65-53, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rockford Christian 61, Woodstock North 50: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo, the Thunder (1-7) were held to 16 first-half points in their tournament-opening loss. Joe Haynes led North with 16 points, Matt Fallaw tallied 10 points, and Joe Grover had six points.

North faces Sycamore, which lost to Harvest Christian, 57-46, at noon Wednesday.

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