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Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. - Marian Catholic became the first team to punch a ticket to the semifinals of the 2016 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic by holding off Lincoln Park 51-49 in the day's first quarterfinal contest.

Marian Catholic (8-4) trailed for much of the first quarter and was down by three (15-12) entering the second, but the Spartans used an 11-0 run midway through the second quarter to turn a three-point deficit into an eight-point cushion. The Spartans led 28-24 at the half.

Lincoln Park (7-5) cut the deficit down to one on four occasions in the third, but Marian Catholic maintained a two-point cushion entering the fourth quarter. Lincoln Park pulled even on a layup from Terrence Shannon with three minutes remaining in the contest, but a jumper from TeeAarron Powell and a pair of free throws pushed the Spartans' lead back to four points with 1:34 remaining. A pair of free throws from Terrence Shannon brought Lincoln Park to within two, but the Lions missed three shots in the final minute to either tie or take the lead, letting Marian Catholic preserve the two-point victory.

Warren Allen and Sean Taylor combined for 27 points to lead Marian Catholic in the win. Allen finished with a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds, both game-highs. Taylor added 13 points and four rebounds while Chase Adams totaled nine points and six assists. The Spartans shot 36.2 percent (17-of-47) from the floor, including 30.8 percent (4-of-13) from downtown.

Shannon led Lincoln Park with 12 points and six rebounds in the loss. Marco Lewis and Tujautae Williams added 10 points apiece. Lewis finished with nine rebounds, one shy of a double-double. The Lions finished the contest shooting 32.7 percent (16-of-49) from the field, including 21.7 percent (5-of-23) from beyond the arc.

Marian Cathoic will await the winner of the Bolingbrook/Westinghouse contest in Thursday's semifinal at 7:00 p.m. Lincoln Park will face the loser of the Bolingbrook/Werstinghouse contest in the fifth-place bracket on Thursday (December 29) at 3:45 p.m.

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