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HINSDALE, Ill. - Nana Akenten poured in 11 of his team-leading 18 points in the fourth quarter to help lead Bolingbrook past Westinghouse 53-46 and into the semifinals of the 2016 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.

The tightly-contested matchup featured nine lead changes and 16 ties before Bolingbrook (8-0) pulled away late. The Raiders trailed Westinghouse (5-6) 15-14 after the first quarter but outscored the Warriors 10-5 in the second to lead 24-20 at the half.

Westinghouse surged back in the third to knot the score at 34-34 after three quarters. The Warriors built a a three-point lead at 41-38 after Coreyoun Rushin knocked down a three-pointer with 4:19 remaining. Akenten took over for Bolingbrook, scoring his team's next eight points, including a pair of three-pointers to put the Raiders in front 46-43 with 2:47 left. Westinghouse pulled to within a point with 2:13 left, but a layup from Malik Binns followerd by the Raiders hitting 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch helped Bolingbrook preserve a seven-point victory.

Bolingbrook shot 42.0 percent (21-of-50) from the floor, including 25.0 percent (3-of-12) from downtown in the win. The Raiders outscored Westinghouse 36-26 in the paint. Akenten led all scorers with a game-high 18 points. Joseph Yesufu added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists while Binns totaled eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Westinghouse shot just 26.2 percent (17-of-65) from the floor, including 22.2 percent (4-of-18) from long range. The Warriors pulled down 19 offensive rebounds which they turned into 18 second-chance points. They also converted 13 Bolingbrook turnovers into 12 points. Rushin finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds while Corinthian Fields totaled 14 points. Dexter Reed added four points and 10 rebounds.

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

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