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Loyola hands Stevenson another loss
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Published: 12/29/2012 12:11 AM

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Stevenson’s girls basketball team is on another streak.

And this one isn’t good.

The Patriots hosted Loyola Academy in a Suburban Holiday Showcase game Friday night and came up on the short end of a 34-28 decision.

Stevenson, which opened the season by losing its first four games before winning nine in a row, has lost three straight. The Patriots (9-7, 1-2 tournament) led 14-6 after the first quarter but got shut out 8-0 in the second.

They got back within four points in the final minute, but Loyola knocked down some free throws to ice it.

“It’s the same old thing,” Stevenson coach Tom Dineen said. “We didn’t defend the 3 very well and too many careless turnovers. We’re not going to beat good teams defending like that.”

Sophia Way and Alex Elzinga paced the Patriots with 8 points apiece. Stevenson plays Lake Zurich at 1:30 p.m. today at Loyola.

Grayslake Central 33, Deerfield 31: At Warren, the Rams overcame a 22-20 deficit after three quarters to pull out the win.

Morgan Dahlstrom had 9 points and 8 rebounds for Grayslake Central (9-6), which improved to 3-1 in the tournament. Carson Sparkman had 7 points and 4 steals for the Rams, who play host Warren at 4:30 p.m. to wrap up the tournament.