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2021 GAME 28 RECAP: ROCKFORD AUBURN vs. MORTON

Box Score

HINSDALE, Ill. Rockford Auburn piled on the offense early and rolled past Morton 76-47 in the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic consolation championship game.

The Knights scored four-straight baskets in the paint in the first quarter before Adrian Agee hit a fast-break jumper to put the team up 13-5. The offense kept flowing as Rockford Auburn scored 15 points off turnovers in the quarter and went up 27-14 after eight minutes. Agee had the hot hand all half, registering 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting. Six different Knights tallied at least five points in the first half and the lead ballooned to 20 points at 41-21. The halftime score stood at 49-29, with Rockford Auburn shooting 54 percent from the field and forcing 12 turnovers.

A 10-2 streak in the third quarter expanded the margin to 61-37 in the third quarter. Rockford Auburn cruised the rest of the way as the lead never dipped below 24 points.

The Knights (12-3 record) had two All-Tournament Team honorees with both Agee and Michael Jones. Agee shot 7-for-10 in the game en route to a team-high 21 points. Jones produced a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds while also registering three blocks. Rakim Cheney put up 10 points and four rebounds, while Robert Chaney tallied nine points, five rebounds and five steals. Rockford Auburn shot 48.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from three-point range (7-15). The Knights won the rebounding category 42-32 and they scored 32 points off 23 Morton turnovers.

The Mustangs (5-7 record) shot only 32.8 percent on field goals and 27.8 percent on threes (5-18). Dakari Durham reached double digits in both points (16) and rebounds (14). Eliseo Gonzalez compiled 15 points and three assists.

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