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Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. - Stevenson secured its spot in the consolation championship game of the 2016 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic with a convincing 57-22 win over St. Viator.

Stevenson (9-2) led from wire-to-wire, scoring the game's first 20 points and never looking back. The Patriots outscored the Lions 15-0 in the first quarter and scored the first five points of the second quarter before St. Viator (4-8) got on the scoreboard. The Lions missed their first 14 shots from the floor and trailed 25-9 at the half.

Stevenson continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring St. Viator 17-4 in the third quarter. Leading by 16 with 3:49 left in the quarter, the Patriots scored the next 13 points to lead 42-13 after three. The Patriots continued to cruise in the fourth, leading by as many as 39 points before coasting to the 35-point victory.

Stevenson shot 57.9 percent (22-of-38) from the floor and outscored St. Viator 30-14 in the paint. Justin Smith led the attack, pouring in a game-high 26 points in just 22 minutes of action. Smith finished one rebound shy of a double-double with nine. Willie Herenton added eight points for the Patriots.

St. Viator shot just 25.0 percent (10-of-40) from the floor and did not a three-pointer (0-for-11) in the contest. Addison Lubert came off the bench to total a team-leading seven points and seven rebounds for the Lions.

Stevenson will face St. Charles East in the consolation championship game on Friday (December 30) at 3:45 p.m. St. Viator will clash with Maine South on Friday at 12:30 p.m.

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