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Friday, December 27, 2019 10:00 pm

SAC Tournament Roundup

Northrop boys stun top-seeded Wayne


Northrop boys stretched their winning streak to two games, knocking off No. 1-seed Wayne 42-34 in the SAC Holiday Tournament quarterfinal round at the Generals' home gym on Friday afternoon. 

The Generals (3-4) trailed by eight points heading into the fourth quarter, but closed the gap to 35-34 with a layup by senior Quincy Miles. Wayne wouldn't score again, while Northrop (3-6) clinched the win at the free throw line, shooting 9 of 13 in the final quarter.

Miles and senior JaQuan Kizer each scored 12 points for the Generals, while Northrop senior Qualen Pettus scored 16.

The Bruins advance to the tournament semifinals, where they will face Carroll at 12:30 p.m. today.

SNIDER 59, BISHOP DWENGER 47: The game was tied 25-25 at halftime, but the Panthers (5-1) outscored the Saints (2-5) by 10 points in the third quarter to pull away. Senior Dillon Duff led Snider with 20 points and junior Michael Eley scored 14, while senior Jon Barnes added 11. Sophomore Karson Jenkins scored nine points, all in the second half, while Bishop Dwenger's leading scorer Brenden Lytle cooled off, scoring just five of his 17 after the break.

Girls Tournament

SOUTH SIDE 54, BISHOP DWENGER 33: The Saints (7-6) could only keep pace with the Archers (8-2) through one quarter. South Side made 16 steals, five of them by sophomore Olivia Smith and four by senior Jaci Jones. Jones led all scores with 17 points, while Bishop Dwenger senior Molly Ream scored 12. The Archers will face Northrop in the semifinals at 10:45 a.m. today. 

HOMESTEAD 96, SNIDER 24: The defending champions held the Panthers (4-10) to two points in the first quarter and cruised to the semifinals, where they will face Bishop Luers at 9 a.m. today. Senior Sydney Graber led the Spartans (10-1) with 23 points, sophomore Ayanna Patterson scored 16 and freshman Alison Stephens scored 14. 

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