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


Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. - Trailing after the first quarter, St. Charles East outscored Urban Prep Englewood 47-29 in the next two quarters en route to a 74-58 in the consolation round of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.

St. Charles East (8-3) scored the game’s first seven points, but Urban Prep Englewood (3-7) ripped off a 13-5 run for the rest of the quarter to carry a one-point lead into the second.
The two squads traded buckets for the first two minutes of the second quarter before St. Charles East took control, closing the half on a 12-5 run to lead 33-24 at the break.

The Saints used a 10-4 to open the third quarter and build a quick 15-point lead. They carried a 17-point lead into the fourth quarter. Urban Prep Englewood closed to within 10 points with three minutes to play in the fourth, but came no closer as St. Charles East pulled away for the 16-point victory.

The Saints dominated the game in the lane, outscoring Urban Prep Englewood 44-22 in the paint and owning a 33-24 edge on the glass. St. Charles East shot a blistering 65.1 percent (28-of-43) from the floor and was solid from the free throw line, hitting 12-of-15 attempts (80.0 percent).
Justin Hardy led a balanced scoring attack, totaling 18 points and seven rebounds. Evan DiLeonardi totaled 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks in the victory while J.T. Ford chipped in with 15 points and four assists. Zach Hondlik totaled nine points and four assists while Zach Robinson and Benjamin Talarczyk added eight points apiece.

Urban Prep Englewood hit 22-of-56 shots (39.3 percent) from the floor. Fred Cleveland II led the squad in the loss with 18 points, knocking down 4-of-8 shots from beyond the arc. Jayden Gatsby added 14 points while Davontae Williams came off the bench to score 12.

St. Charles East will await the winner of the Crete-Monee/Perspectives contest in tomorrow’s consolation semifinal at 2:00 p.m. Urban Prep Englewood will face the loser of the Crete-Monee/Perspectives contest in a consolation game at 11:00 a.m.

Return to the Home Page