South Elgin's Matt McClure drives to the basket during a game last season. McClure is recovering from a broken ankle that sidelined him for most of the Storm's summer program. | Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media
Lake Park's Carlos Cortez (left), South Elgin's Matt McClure (center) and Lake Park's Sean Moore battle for the ball Thursday. | Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media
South Elgin's Robert Grant (left) battles for a rebound with Lake Park's Jake Ktsanes on Thursday in South Elgin. | Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media
South Elgin's Brian Winsel throws beyond the outstretched arms of Lake Park's Jake Ktsanes.| Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media.
South Elgin's Matthew Smith initiates a fastbreak after wrestling the ball from Lake Park's Sean Moore. | Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media
Lake Park and South Elgin both entered Thursday night’s Upstate Eight Valley contest looking to snap out of recent funks and trying to claim their first wins in the month of December. The visiting Lancers accomplished the goal by building a big lead early and …