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Battle of the border recap

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Providence-St. Mel-69, Oak Creek (WI)-57

Providence-St. Mel only had a one point lead at half, but they got out to a great start to the second half propelled them to a double-digit win.

The Knights got to the rim at will as Oak Creek did not have nearly enough athleticism to keep up.

Deerfield-57, Westosha Central (WI)-66 OT

Deerfield led by as many as 11 points in the second half, but couldn’t close out the game. A three pointer with 10 seconds left sent the game to overtime, where it was all Westosha Central.

Alex Casieri led Deerfield with 19 points,  Danny Siegel had 16, and Baer added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Niles North-71, St. Catherine’s-68 (WI) 2OT

It looked as though it was going to be a runaway win for Niles North early as the jumped on St. Cats to take a double digit lead, but a five minute scoring drought allowed St. Cats right back into the game.

From that point on, it was a back and forth affair with neither team being able to pull away. Damaria Franklin hit contested three pointer from the sideline to send the game into a overtime and Damarion Bariffe-Smith had a game saving block to send the two teams to another overtime.

Niles North scored the first basket in the second extra frame which turned out to be more than enough as St. Cats were held scoreless.

Franklin led all scorers with 24 points and added five rebounds. Jamal Stephenson chipped in with 19 points and Bariffe-Smith finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks.

New Trier-68, Racine Park-49

After a lackluster first half performance, New Trier completely turned it around after the halftime break outscoring Racine Park by 23 points.

The Trevians held four start recruit Nobal Days to just six points and four rebounds in the contest and held Racine Park as a whole to just 11 second half points over 18 minutes.

New Trier were led by Ciaran Brayboy with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Spencer Boehm added 12 points and Sam Silverstein had seven points and 10 rebounds.

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