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HINSDALE, Ill. - Coreyoun Rushin scored a game-high 23 points to lead Westinghouse past Maine South 42-33 in the opening round of the 2016 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic

Westinghouse (5-5) scored the game's opening bucket and led from wire-to-wire, never trailing in the contest. The Warriors built their largest lead of the game at 20-11 at halftime. Maine South came as close as a six-point deficit at the end of the third quarter, but Westinghouse pushed its lead back to nine points early in the fourth.

A 6-0 run from Maine South pulled the Hawks to within three points with three minutes remaining, but Westinghouse scored the next four points while running time off the clock to come away with the nine-point victory. Westinghouse took its time on each possession, running time off the clock and keeping the ball out of Maine South's hands.

Westinghouse shot 43.8 percent (14-of-32) from the floor, but just 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from long range. Rushin poured in a game-high 23 points while shooting 9-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the foul line. Dexter Reed added seven points while Corinthian Fields added six.

Maine South finished the contest shooting 41.9 percent (13-of-31) from the floor, including 33.3 percent (4-of-12) from long distance. Essam Hamwi came off the bench to spark the Hawks in the loss, finishing with a team-best 16 points while shooting 5-of-11 from the floor. Grant Miller added six points while Ryan Coffey totaled four points and eight rebounds.

Westinghouse will face the winner of the Bolingbrook/Glenbrook North contest in Wednesday’s quarterfinal at 5:15 p.m. Maine South will take on the loser of the Bolingbrook/Glenbrook North contest in a consolation game on Wednesday (December 28) at 11:00 a.m.

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