High school boys basketball roundup: Johnsburg's Toussaint passes 1,000-point mark as Skyhawks edge Grant

Johnsburg’s Zach Toussaint hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 32 points Thursday at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday Classic.

The most important numbers, though, were his last 10 points. Three 3-pointers and a free throw in the last 2:40 helped the Skyhawks come from behind and nip Grant, 73-71, for the Consolation B championship.

Toussaint needed five points to reach 1,000 coming into the game. He passed that in the first half, but his most impressive work was yet to come.

Johnsburg (7-5) trailed Grant, 68-63, when Toussaint got a shot off a double screen at the top of the key for a 3.

“It was a double screen to try to get me a shot or find a roller cutting to the hoop,” Toussaint said. “They took away the roller and that left me open.”

Toussaint, who now has 1,027 points for his career halfway through his junior season, then hit a 3 in transition, then hit another deep 3 that put Johnsburg ahead, 72-70.

“No one stopped me (in transition) because they probably thought I was going to drive,” Toussaint said. “The next one was pretty deep, so I don’t know if they wanted to guard me from there.”

Toussaint was a repeat selection to the All-Tournament team. The Skyhawks were 3-2 in the tournament.

“We played good. The first two games (against Bartlett and Prairie Ridge) should have gone a different way,” Skyhawks forward Jackson LaMarche said. “We think we were better than those teams. We should have played a little bit better, but all around we played pretty good.”

Bartlett 57, Crystal Lake South 39: At the Hinkle Holiday Classic, the Gators trailed by five after three quarters in the third-place game but were outscored by Bartlett, 19-6, in the final quarter.

Kyle Leva topped South (7-7) with 11 points, and Tyler Haskin had eight points.

Prairie Ridge 45, Marian Central 40: At the Hinkle Holiday Classic, the Wolves (5-10) were led by Jack Hoyland with 17 points and Connor Kazin with 15 as they defeated the Hurricanes (6-7) in their Consolation A game.

A.J. Golembiewski scored 13 points and hit three 3s to lead the Hurricanes. Michael Hucek scored 12.

Addison Trail 49, Cary-Grove 47: At the Hinkle Holiday Classic, the Trojans (5-8) got 19 points from 6-foot-7 sophomore Frank Jakubicek as they fell to the Trail Blazers. Jakubicek hit two 3s.

Sam Carhart added nine points and Luc Bressett added eight, with a pair of 3s.

Vernon Hills 47, Dundee-Crown 41: At the Wildcat Hardwood Classic in Wheeling, the Chargers lost for the second straight day after being outscored, 18-10, in the fourth quarter.

Gabe Bergeron led D-C (7-4) with 14 points and 16 rebounds for a double-double. He also contributed two assists, two blocks and a steal. Jordan Hairston scored a team-high 15 points, and Brad Stec added eight points.

Stagg 57, McHenry 52: At the York Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in Elmhurst, Gavin Markgraff hit three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds, but the Warriors fell just short in their second-round consolation game.

Gio Calabrese also connected for a trio of 3s to finish with 13 points along with four assists and two steals. Jacob Evans added seven points, and Patrick Breisch had five points and seven rebounds.

McHenry (7-4) will play Glenbard East at 3 p.m. Friday.

Marmion 47, Hampshire 32: At the Chuck Dayton Holiday Classic in DeKalb, the Whip-Purs were outscored by 15 in the second half after being tied, 20-20, at halftime.

Marcus Lazar topped Hampshire (2-8) with eight points and four steals, Collin Woods had seven points and six rebounds, and Justin Anderson added seven points.

The Whips will play Harlem at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Huntley 60, Belvidere North 53: At the Chuck Dayton Holiday Classic, the Red Raiders earned their second win of the season behind 20-point performances from Uchenna Egekeze, who also had nine rebounds, and Davis Pasco.

Cory Knipp pitched in with 11 points. The Red Raiders (2-8) finish their tournament slate at 1:45 p.m. Friday against Chicago Vocational.

North Boone 69, Woodstock 64: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo, the Blue Streaks dropped a close consolation bracket game.

Evan Bridges and Andrew Adams both scored 14 points, Mikey Gardner contributed 13 points, and Carl Anderson Jr. had 11 points for the Streaks.

Woodstock (4-7) will play Round Lake at 9 a.m. Friday in the seventh-place consolation game.

Round Lake 60, Woodstock North 49: At the E.C. Nichols Tournament, the Thunder fell in consolation bracket play.

Gauge Gavers led the way for North with 17 points, Ryan Schaffter pitched in 10 points, and Joseph Grover and Joey Haynes each had seven points.

North (1-8) closes out its tournament against North Boone at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the fifth-place consolation game.

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