Lincoln-Way Central and Thornton Fractional South were added to the
Homewood-Flossmoor forced 20 turnovers and broke open a tight
contest and outscored Maine South 28-10 in the second half to
advance to the quarterfinal round with a 51-34 victory. Saint
Charles East used a 16-0 run in the first half to get past
Lincoln-Way Central 64-43. The Saints held the Kinghts to
3-of-21 shooting from the three-point arc. Oswego East
defeated Rockford Auburn 56-36 thanks to a 14-2 third quarter surge.
Top-ranked Stevenson pulled away for a 20-point victory over
Glenbrook North in their 51-31 opening round win.
Henry hit a game-winning floater in the lane as time expired to
propel Saint Rita to a 61-59 victory over Willowbrook.
Defending HCHC champion Marian Catholic held off a ferocious fourth
quarter rally by TF South, as the Rebels cut the Spartans lead to
one-point with five seconds remaining in a 57-54 victory.
Devin Davis scored 33 points and established a new single-game HC
Squared record for three-pointers, with seven, as Westinghouse
defeated Hinsdale Central 78-73. DePaul Prep's Lance Mosley
and Tyler Johnson combined for 50 points as the Rams got past
Two Consolation action, Maine South, Rockford Auburn, TF South and
Richards all recorded victories. The Rebels dealt Willowbrook
their second straight last second defeat when Elijah Watson scored
his game winning layup with two seconds remaining.
Homewood-Flossmoor used a 19-0 run to end the second quarter and
start the third to secure control in their 83-54 triumph over Saint
Charles East. H-F shot 61 percent from the floor, including 53
percent from the three-point line. Stevenson defeated Oswego
East 51-42 in quarterfinal action. The Patriots took advantage
of 11 Wolfpack turnovers to score 18 points. Marian Catholic
used a 9-0 fourth quarter run to topple Saint Rita 57-49 in the
third quarterfinal. And DePaul Prep advanced to their fourth
straight HCHC Final Four, with a 61-43 win over Westinghouse.
and Maine South recorded victories in the Consolation bracket to
advance to the Consolation Championship. The highlight of
early play in the third day was provided by Willowbrook's Everett
Stubblefield III, who hit a 30-footer to send the Warriors' game
against host Hinsdale Central to overtime and then drilled a
50-footer to win the game at the end of overtime. The videos
of the back-to-back buzzer beaters became an instant classic on
social media. Oswego East edged Saint Charles East 65-51 to
advance to the fifth place final. Saint Rita closed the first
half on a 15-0 run to defeat Westinghouse 75-45 to secure a fifth
place game berth.
Homewood-Flossmoor advanced to the title game for the fourth time in
five years, as the Vikings defeated Stevenson 48-38 in the first
semifinal. HF shot 53% from the floor and outscored the
Patriots 28-16 in the paint. DePaul Prep secured its first
ever trip to the championship game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday
Classic, as the Rams ousted defending tournament champ Marian
Catholic 39-35 in semifinal number-two. A pair of free throws
by Tyler Johnson put DePaul up for good with just over one minute
day of the tournament saw two tournament records established.
Saint Charles East's Chase Monkmeyer tied the single game scoring
mark with 36 points in a fourth round victory over Westinghouse.
Willowbrook's Sam Tumilty recorded 10 steals against Lincoln-Way
Central. In the trophy round, Richards, who had only won three
games in the past four years of HCHC, won their third straight game
of the 2019 campaign en route to taking home the Consolation
Championship, in their 62-56 victory over Maine South. Antwan
Jones hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Bulldogs a lead
they would never relinquish. Will Wolfe scored 24 points to
help Oswego East capture the fifth place trophy in their 57-47 win
over Saint Rita. The Wolfpack shot 54% from the floor,
outscored Saint Rita 36-20 in the paint and had a 31-21 edge on the
glass. Marian Catholic's Ahron Ulis was efficient by scoring
18 points on 5-for-7 shooting and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line, as
the Spartans defeated Stevenson 53-48 for third place.
Homewood-Flossmoor captured their first HCHC title by edging DePaul
Prep 53-48 in overtime. H-F was making their fourth appearance
in the championship game, after three losses in the first four years
of the event. Tournament MVP RJ Ogom led the Vikings with 19
points and six rebounds. Teammate Joel Watts (who won a HCHC
championship with Saint Rita in 2017) scored 14 points for the
victors. The game saw six ties and eight lead changes, as
neither team recorded more than a five-point advantage through the
36 minutes. DePaul led by five with four minutes remaining but
Brandon Brewer and Ogom hit back-to-back three-pointers to recapture
the lead. A three-pointer by DePaul's six-foot, ten-inch Brian
Matthews sent the game to overtime. Kenton's Pryor's layup was
the only basket of the extra session, as H-F outscored the Rams 5-0
in the extra session.
Homewood-Flossmoor's RJ Ogom and Josiah Palmer; DePaul Preps's Tyler
Johnson Johnson and Lance Mosley; and Marian Catholic's Joe Green
were named to the first team of the All-Tournament squad.