HC SQUARED:  Building a New Tradition of Basketball at Its Best

2017 GAME 24 RECAP: Bolingbrook 59, Lincoln Park 56

Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. – Bolingbrook secure its second consecutive Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic championship game appearance by scoring a 59-56 win over Lincoln Park in the semifinals.

The tightly contested first half featured eight lead changes and five ties with Bolingbrook building a 28-26 lead at the half. Trailing by two with four minutes left in the third quarter, Bolingbrook (10-1) scored the final seven points of the quarter to open up a five-point cushion (38-33) entering the fourth. The Raiders pushed their lead up nine points with three minutes left on the clock, before Lincoln Park (10-4) mounted one last rally. A three-point play from Chris Roberts brought the Lions to within three with 22 seconds left to play, but Tyler Cochran put back a missed free throw to put the Raiders back up by five with under 20 seconds remaining.

Lincoln Park hit two free throws with 10.8 seconds left to close to within three for a second time, but Cochran split a pair of free throws to put Bolingbrook back up by four. Roberts hit a layup with 1.7 seconds

Three players reached double figures in scoring to lead Bolingbrook. Kaleb Thornton totaled a team-leading 16 points while Joseph Yesufu added 12 points. Cochran finished with 11 points and a team-best nine rebounds. Bolingbrook shot 46.0 percent (23-of-50) from the field in the win.

Roberts led Lincoln Park and all scorers with a game-high 20 points. Terrence Shannon added a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions.  Lincoln Park shot 35.5 percent (22-of-62) from the floor but only 18.5 percent (5-of-27) from beyond the arc.

Bolingbrook will take on Saint Rita in the championship game tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Lincoln Park will face DePaul Prep in the third-place game at 7:00 p.m.

Return to the Home Page                     -