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HINSDALE, Ill. - Foreman rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to topple Hope Academy 56-48 in the consolation bracket of the inaugural Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.

Hope (6-5) build a 26-14 lead at the half after Foreman (4-7) struggled with its shooting, hitting only 29.4 percent (5-of-17) of its shots in the game’s first 16 minutes.

Hope struggled to protect the ball in the second half, committing 23 turnovers leading to 26 points for Foreman in the second half. The Hornets trimmed Eagles’ lead down to just one point (34-33) after three quarters. Hope pushed its lead back to five early in the fourth quarter and led 42-39 with 3:30 left, but Foreman closed the contest on a 17-6 run with Hope committing nine turnovers in that same stretch.

Foreman finished the contest shooting 42.6 percent (20-of-47) from the floor, including 50.0 percent (15-of-30) in the second half. David Forrest and David Martin scored 12 points apiece to lead the Hornets. Martin did not miss a shot in the contest, finishing a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor. Marquail Collins added 11 points in the victory. The Hornets finished the contest with 35 points off of 32 Hope turnovers.

Hope shot 42.2 percent (19-of-45) from the field in the loss. Ramone Sheppard led the way with 12 points and nine rebounds while Journey Fleming scored 10.

With the victory, Foreman advanced to the consolation semifinals on Tuesday, December 29. The Hornets will face the winner of the Lincoln Park/Westinghouse contest at 12:30 p.m. Hope Academy will face the loser of the Lincoln Park/Westinghouse contest tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

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