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Lake Forest Academy Waukegan players battle for rebound Wednesday’s game. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

Lake Forest Academy and Waukegan players battle for a rebound in Wednesday’s game. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 24, 2012 6:53AM

The Inaugural Mundelein/Warren season-opening high school boys basketball tournament certainly has been a strange one.

On Tuesday, the second half of the Warren/Lake Forest Academy game was played in an empty gym after a fight broke out in the stands and eventually carried out into the parking lot at Warren High School. Nearly a dozen youths were arrested.

On Wednesday, the two games at Warren were played, but only parents of players were allowed in the gym.

So, what almost nobody saw was Waukegan beat LFA 63-53 to improve to 2-1 in the tourney.

Later Wednesday night, North Chicago (2-0) battled the host Blue Devils (1-1), also in front of a parents-only “crowd.”

Play will continue Friday and Saturday in the eight-team tournament, with all games slated for Mundelein High School.

Consolation-bracket games will be at 1 and 2:30, with the top teams — including Waukegan — playing at either 4:30 or 6 both days.

The four teams playing Wednesday at Mundelein included the host Mustangs, Uplift from Chicago, Lakes and Barrington.

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