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Lake Forest senior Carter Bass takes acrobatic shot during varsity summer basketball camp Lake Forest High School last week. |

Lake Forest senior Carter Bass takes the acrobatic shot during varsity summer basketball camp at Lake Forest High School last week. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media

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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: MONDAY’S GAMES

BUFFALO GROVE TOURNEY

Grayslake Central vs. Stevenson, 6

Elgin vs. Buffalo Grove, 7:30

CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL TOURNEY

(At Crystal Lake Central)

Hoffman Estates vs. McHenry, 6

Carmel vs. Crystal Lake Central, 7:30

(At Prairie Ridge)

Antioch vs. Huntley, 6

Belvidere North vs. Prairie Ridge, 7:30

LANE TECH TOURNEY IN CHICAGO

Evanston vs. Holy Trinity, 3:30

Lane Tech vs. Notre Dame, 5:15

Taft from Chicago vs. Zion-Benton, 7

MAINE WEST TOURNEY IN DES PLAINES

(At Libertyville)

Maine West vs. North Shore CD, 6

Maine South vs. Libertyville, 7:30

MUNDELEIN/WARREN TOURNEY

(At Mundelein)

Lakes vs. Barrington, 5:30

Mundelein vs. Uplift from Chicago, 7

(At Warren)

North Chicago vs. LF Academy, 5:30

Waukegan vs. Warren, 7

NILES WEST TOURNEY

Niles West vs. Hersey, 4:30

Lake Forest vs. Urban Prep of Chicago, 6

Glenbrook North vs. Manley, 7:30

RIDGEWOOD/NORTHRIDGE TOURNEY

(At Northridge Prep)

Vernon Hills vs. Maine East, 7:30

(At Ridgewood)

Leyden vs. Wheeling, 5:30

Ridgewood vs. Westmont, 7

PALATINE TOURNEY

Noble Street vs. Waubonsie Valley, 6

Palatine vs. Deerfield, 7:30

ST. VIATOR TOURNEY

Prospect vs. Highland Park, 6

St. Viator vs. Walther Lutheran, 7:30

WOODSTOCK NORTH TOURNEY

(At Woodstock)

Belvidere vs. Larkin, 5:30

Round Lake vs. Woodstock, 7

(At Woodstock North)

Hononegah vs. Marian Central, 5:30

Cary-Grove vs. Woodstock North, 7

Updated: January 16, 2013 1:56AM



No high school boys soccer team from Lake County had ever won the state championship until Warren struck gold a couple of weeks ago.

Now, as we move into the winter sports season, Lake County boys basketball teams are in a similar situation.

No team from north of Lake-Cook Road has ever brought home the big trophy, although several have come tantalizingly close in the past few years.

The quest to match Warren’s soccer feat will begin on Monday, as the high school hoops season gets under way.

Seventeen of the 21 area school are in action at some venue, with Lake Zurich (at West Chicago); and Wauconda, Grayslake North and Grant (all at the Richmond/Johnsburg tourney) starting on Tuesday.

The main event locally is the new Mundelein/Warren tournament, which will run Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday at both sites.

It will feature fan-favorite matchups such as Warren/Waukegan (Monday), Waukegan/North Chicago (Tuesday) and North Chicago/Warren (Wednesday)



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