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Lake Zurich finishes with Pekin win
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Published: 12/30/2012 12:08 AM

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Lake Zurich 61, Hersey 50: Brad Kruse canned three 3s and finished with a game-high 13 points to lead the Bears past the Huskies in Pekin tournament play.

Josh Repplinger had 11 points and Jack O’Neill made a pair of 3s for Lake Zurich, which finished 2-2 in the tournament and improved to 6-9 overall.

Hersey, which finished 1-3 in the tourney, was led by Alex Sutrinaitis and Mike Fuerst with 9 points apiece.

“We’ve done a lot of things well lately but have not been able to validate it with the win, and today we were able to do that against a good, hard-nosed, well-coached team,” said Lake Zurich coach Billy Pitcher. “I think this was a breakthrough win for our team heading into the second half of the season.”

Prospect 49, Vernon Hills 33: At Wheeling, the Knights extended a 21-20 halftime advantage to 37-26 by the end of the third quarter to take the consolation third-place game in the Hardwood Classic.

Welby Malczewski and Devin O’Hara scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Prospect.

Vernon Hills (7-9, 1-3) received a game-high 16 points from Stephen Curry.

Streamwood 64, Libertyville 51: At Wheeling, Jack Deichl posted his season-best point total for the second straight day, but the Wildcats ended the Hardwood Classic with their third loss in four games.

Deichl and Jack Lipp each scored 20 points for Libertyville (2-12, 1-3), which led 13-12 after one quarter but got outscored in each of the last three quarters.