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Grayslake Central 68, Woodstock North 61 — This was a win over a quality foe (the Thunder is 7-12) for the Rams who outscored the visitors 22-7 in the fourth quarter. Danny Reed led the winners with 15 points.

CL Central 63, Grayslake North 53

Hampshire 64, Woodstock 49

North Suburban Prairie

North Chicago 81, Antioch 40 — JayQuan McCloud had 21 points, Big Kurt Hall 14 and JaVairius Amos-Mays 12 as the Hawks improved to 21-1 and won for the fifth time in five days.

Grant 72, Wauconda 62 — Mike Burns had 19 points, Tom Blanchette 17 and Ryan Noda 12 in the win.

Lakes 68, Round Lake 25

North Suburban Lake

Stevenson 63, Warren 31

Libertyville 63, Zion-Benton 60 — Jack Lipp scored 10 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and host Libertyville (3-15) held of Zion (15-5). Jack Deichl added 18 in the win. Milik Yarbrough had 11 points in the loss.


Notre Dame 67, Waukegan 64

Lake Forest 66, St. Viator 53 — The Scouts (13-3) got huge games from their twin towers (Evan Broudreaux 25 points and Sam Downey (17 points) in a win over a quality Lions team (13-4).

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Updated: February 24, 2013 6:16AM

The next time someone says that it’s not how you start, but how you finish, give them the play-by-play sheet from this game.

Host Stevenson led 16-0 after one quarter, 21-0 before allowing a point and 32-8 at halftime and 48-10 midway through the third period before finishing off a 63-31 victory over Warren in a key North Suburban Conference Lake Division boys basketball game.

With the win, Stevenson (5-2 league, 14-4 overall) avenged a December loss to the Blue Devils (3-5, 11-9) in Gurnee.

“We played really well in the first quarter (16-0),” said Stevenson coach Pat Ambrose. “We got our feet set and in the right place, and we were able to make them take some tough shots. Then, we rebounded really well. We only gave them one shot (per possession).

“We did some nice things on offense and built the lead slowly but surely.”

Actually, the lead was built rapidly as Warren missed its first 11 shots before Aarias Austin (seven points) hit a layup.

“I don’t think we expected a start exactly like that,” said Stevenson senior guard Andrew Stempel who had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting (3-of-3 from downtown, “but we really wanted to get out there and get after them really quick. Zion and Warren beat us two months ago and we were upset about those losses. These have been two big revenge games for us (Stevenson beat Z-B last week).”

Connor Cashaw led Stevenson in scoring with 15 points. He had 10 rebounds and three steals. Austin and Dominic Cuevas each had seven points for Warren. Jalen Brunson had 11 points and seven assists, and Matt Morrissey had nine points and four assists.

Morrissey did not play in the earlier loss to Warren.

“All the credit goes to Stevenson. They outplayed us and outworked us,” said Warren coach Ryan Webber. “We have a team right now that needs to do some soul-searching. I’ve never had a team get beat that bad in eight years and it doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not a happy coach right now.

“I’ve never been beaten by 20. I certainly haven’t been beaten by 30. I’ve never been down by 40. They outplayed us and out-toughed us.”

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