The Carroll boys stayed just ahead of South Side in Thursday's final game at Wayne, winning the SAC Holiday Tournament quarterfinal 60-50.
The fourth-seeded Chargers (6-1) never trailed and only briefly allowed the fifth-seeded Archers (3-2) to tie in the third quarter. Sophomore Jalen Jackson led Carroll with 17 points and seven rebounds, junior Ryan Preston scored 10 points and senior Ray Vollmer scored nine points and had a team-high five assists. The Chargers made eight of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to close out the tightly-fought game.
Senior Kamron Johnson led the Archers with 19 points and senior Treveon Jones and sophomore Ashton Johnson each scored 10.
The Chargers move on to the tournament semifinals, where they will face the winner of Wayne-Northrop at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
BISHOP DWENGER 59, NORTH SIDE 45: The No. 7-seed Saints (2-4) claimed their first win over a conference opponent as juniors Brenden Lytle and Xavier Nolan each scored 17 points. Bishop Dwenger moves on to face No. 2-seed Snider in the quarterfinal at 5:45 p.m. today. Jacob Lambert led the Legends with 14 points. No. 10-seed North Side (1-6) was eliminated in the first round for the second year in a row after winning five in a row from 2013 through 2017.
SNIDER 50, WAYNE 40: The Panthers (4-9) beat the Generals (2-10) for the second time this season in the first game of the day. Senior Payton Gorman led Snider with 19 points, and senior Jada Kepney scored 13. Wayne freshman Shabrea O'Quinn led the Generals with 14 points.
NORTHROP 68, NORTH SIDE 26: The Bruins (5-6) led 41-18 at halftime and halted a three-game losing streak as four different players scored in double-digits. Junior TiAuna White led Northrop with 18 points, and senior Ja'Shanek Brooks was the leading scorer for the Legends (0-14) with nine points.