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Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. - Kendric Pryor hit three free throws with just under three seconds remaining to lift Homewood-Flossmoor to a 47-44 win over Lincoln Park in the first round of the 2015 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.

Homewood-Flossmoor (5-2) started strong, building a 22-14 lead at the half. Lincoln Park (6-6) surged back in the second half, outscoring HF 18-12 in the third quarter to pull to within two after 24 minutes of play. HF extended its lead back to five after a three-point play from Cameron Bowles, but a 7-1 run put Lincoln Park back in front with 2:05 left to play. A pair of free throws from Bowles gave HF a one-point cushion. After a turnover from Lincoln Park, Trelan Morrow hit a pair of free throws to pad HF’s lead to three points with 30 seconds left on the clock. Lincoln Park’s Hamza Gocobija was fouled attempting a three-pointer with 10 seconds left. Gocobija converted all three attempts to knot the score at 44-all.

Pryor was hit on the arm in his three-point attempt from the wing with just under three seconds remaining. Pryor hit all three free throws to give Homewood-Flossmoor the victory.

Lincoln Park outshot Homewood-Flossmoore 40.0 percent (16-of-40) to 36.1 percent (13-of-36) but HF’s bench outscored Lincoln Park’s bench 9-0.

Pryor led Homewood-Flossmoor and all scorers with 14 points to go along with seven rebounds. Morrow also reached double figures in scoring with 10. He added a game-high five assists in the victory. Bowles and Jeffrey Boyd added seven points apiece for the Vikings.

Alec Brent paced Lincoln Park in the loss with 13 points and three assists. Jalen Louie chipped in with 12 points while Ibrahim Dosunmu added eight points and collected a game-high 11 rebounds.

With the victory, Homewood-Flosssmoor will face the winner of the Rockford Auburn/Westinghouse game on Monday, December 28. The quarterfinal contest will begin at 5:15 p.m. Lincoln Park will face the loser of the Rockford Auburn/Westinghouse contest in Monday’s consolation brackets at 11:00 a.m.

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