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Boys Basketball: Larkin pushes past rival Elgin in crunch time

One of the best efforts of the season from Elgin ultimately wasn’t enough as Larkin once again had too much firepower down the stretch while securing a 71-67 road win against its crosstown rival at Chesbrough Field House.


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Area Roundup: Dec. 28

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area.

Boys Basketball: Larkin alters holiday destination


Larkin is ready to make the short trip north to Algonquin to take part in the Jacobs Tournament, which marks a break with tradition after playing at the Elgin Tournament the past seven years. Bartlett and South Elgin are also in the 16-team field.

Boys Basketball: Neuqua Valley stuffs Bartlett


Zachary Lendino and Jason Eminger came off the bench and combined for 11 points and 16 rebounds to help Neuqua Valley remain perfect in Upstate Eight Valley play with a 61-44 victory over visiting Bartlett on Thursday in Naperville.

Roundup: Amanda Hilton propels St. Charles East

Results and highlights from around the Elgin area Thursday, including the St. Charles East girls basketball team’s 62-59 victory against Metea Valley. Amanda Hilton tallied 19 points and six assists for the Saints.

Boys Basketball: Holiday tournament primer


Holiday hoops tournaments are right around the corner. For fans looking to hit the road and see some action outside the Fox Valley, check out this rundown of events taking place around the region that involve teams from the Courier-News coverage area.

Boys Basketball: Larkin, Elgin ready to collide


Larkin pays a visit to rival Elgin on Thursday at Chesbrough Field House. The Royals swept all four matchups against the Maroons last season and will be trying to extend their longest winning streak in the series since capturing seven straight from 1990-93.

Girls Basketball: Westminster Christian pulls away

Westminster Christian in the second half Tuesday found a way to shut down Walther Christian scoring leader Dana Turner, turning a close game into an easy 72-46 triumph over a potential future regional opponent.

Roundup: Kylee Knox keys Harvest Christian win

Results and highlights from around the Elgin area Monday, including the Harvest Christian girls basketball team’s 38-29 victory against Mooseheart. Kyle Knox’s 20 points and six rebounds led the way for the Lions.

Girls Basketball: Bartlett finds identity, momentum


Girls basketball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at Bartlett, which is becoming more familiar with its strengths with a bevy of young players and a few key seniors in the mix. The Hawks are off to a 3-0 start in UEC Valley play.

Boys Basketball: Roycemore tops Elgin Academy

Randy Hewitt scored 31 points to lead Roycemore to a 63-57 road victory over Elgin Academy on Monday, a team the Griffins lost to in the second game of the year. Hewitt also surpassed 1,000 career points during the contest.

Boys Basketball: Larkin survives Batavia barrage


Batava drained 13 three-pointers compared to none for Larkin and led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs ultimately saw their upset bid come up empty as the Royals rallied behind Kendale McCullum and Drew Jones for a 69-65 win.

Boys Basketball: Waubonsie Valley edges Bartlett

Waubonsie Valley gave up the lead early in the fourth quarter but shot free throws well the rest of the way and held on to nip visiting Bartlett 51-49 in Upstate Eight Valley action Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Metea Valley blitzes South Elgin

Getting up the court in a hurry and passing the basketball like it was a hot tamale, Meatea Valley poured in 20 first-half field goals on its way to a 93-75 Upstate Eight Valley victory against South Elgin on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Geneva shoots past Elgin

A barrage of first-quarter three-pointers Saturday against Elgin’s zone defense helped send Geneva to a 75-63 Upstate Eight River victory as the Vikings erased some of the frustration from a loss to St. Charles East the night before.

Roundup: Sam Carani keys Westminster win

Scores and highlights from around the area Saturday, including the Westminster Christian boys basketball team’s 57-38 victory against Cornerstone. Sam Carani racked up 29 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors in the triumph.