Trojans land in 14th place in Plano Classic


PLANO – Mendota concluded play in the Plano Christmas Classic by losing to Sandwich, 43-33, in the 13th-place game on Dec. 30.

The Trojans got off to a fast start with a 15-8 lead after the first quarter, but they scored just 18 more points over the final three frames. Sandwich took an 18-17 halftime lead and held a 31-27 margin heading to the fourth period. The Indians doubled up Mendota, 12-6, in the final stanza to win by double digits.

Krew Bond was the lone double figure scorer for the Trojans with 10 points. He also led with four steals. Emiliano Arteaga chipped in with eight points and Abraham Guzman added seven tallies. Alexis Quintana topped the rebounding chart with five, while Cole Stremlau collected four boards.

Both teams had trouble finding the basket as they each converted on 35 percent of their field goal attempts. Mendota was outrebounded, 30-19. Both teams committed 14 turnovers.

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Other results from the final day of the tournament:

Championship – Peoria Notre Dame 62, Burlington Central 46; 3rd place – Chicago King 57, Kaneland 49; 5th place – Northridge Prep 71, Yorkville Christian 70; Consolation – Streator 68, Plano 57; 7th place – Ottawa 39, Morris 35; 11th place – Coal City 69, Lisle 48; 15th place – Newark 56, Hinckley-Big Rock 20.

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