GAME 29 RECAP: CRETE-MONEE 50, LINCOLN PARK 43
HINSDALE, Ill. - Crete-Monee took home the consolation championship of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic with a 50-43 win over Lincoln Park.
Crete-Monee (9-4) dominated for much of the first half and then held off a second-half surge from Lincoln Park (8-7). Crete-Monee led 16-6 after one quarter and carried a 34-15 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Lincoln Park surged back in the third quarter, outscoring Crete-Monee 17-6 to cut the Warriors’ lead down to eight after three quarters. Lincoln Park continued to close the gap in the fourth quarter, pulling to within four points with 4:43 remaining and cutting the lead down to three with 43 seconds left on the clock. Crete’s Dwayne Rose and Jeremiah Matthews each hit a pair of free throws down the stretch to seal the win for the Warriors.
Crete-Monee’s starting lineup did all the damage, accounting for all 50 of the team’s points while shooting 42.6 percent (20-of-47) from downtown. Matthews led the way for the Warriors, pumping in a game-high 18 points while shooting 7-of-12 from the floor. Victor Curry added a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds while Jalen McCoy chipped in with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds. Haashim Keys tallied four points and a team-best five assists.
Lincoln Park shot 39.6 percent (19-of-48) from the floor, but struggled from distance, hitting just 1-of-14 (7.1 percent) from three-point range. Ibrahim Dosunmu led the way for the Lions with 14 points and seven rebounds. Bryce McGill added 10 points off the bench and Hamza Gocobija totaled seven points, five rebounds and five assists.
Crete-Monee poses with the consolation trophy.