By Marty Farmer
The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys basketball team earned a pair of victories against visiting Chicago Christian 69-52 and host Marshall 72-66 in the MLK Dream Classic.
The Bulldogs' Zach Vaia and Charles Terry scored 18 points apiece and Reggie Loury chipped in 17 points against Chicago Christian. Luke Gentile played well off the bench.
"We played really well in stretches," RBHS coach Mike Reingruber said. "We started out strong and shot the ball extremely well. Whenever you make 14 three-pointers at a very high percentage, you are generally going to have a successful night."
In the latter game, Patrick Hanley (23 points, 7-for-16 on 3-pointers), Vaia (16 points, 6 assists), Andrew Veon (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Terry (12 points) all scored in double figures against Marshall.
"I was really pleased with how we played in the second half and down the stretch against Marshall," Reingruber said. "Patrick Hanley was outstanding and hit some really big shots."
RBHS (17-4) hits the road this weekend with games at Immaculate Conception (Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.) and at Fenwick (Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.).
Fenwick boys basketball
Senior guard Solomon Oraegbu scored 28 points and pulled down five rebounds to power Fenwick past Hersey 71-62. Standout sophomore forward Bryce Hopkins contributed a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
The Friars (11-10, 4-5 Chicago Catholic League) host a pair of games this weekend against Brother Rice (Feb. 1) and RBHS (Feb. 2). Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
LTHS boys basketball
Led by all-tournament picks Nolan Niego and Josh Berry, the Lions went 3-1 at the Rocket MLK Classic hosted by Burlington Central.
LTHS defeated Hampshire 60-47, Burlington Central 75-60 and McHenry 62-30 at the six-day tourney. The Lions (14-8, 4-4 West Suburban Conference) visit Oak Park-River Forest in a conference game on Friday, Feb. 1. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.
Fenwick boys swimming
Led by seniors Liam Hutchinson and Dan Lynch, host Fenwick placed first in a triangular meet against Brother Rice and St. Ignatius on Jan. 22.
The Friars finished with a score of 104, followed by Brother Rice (58) and St. Ignatius (39). The Friars, who went 10-0 in conference dual meets this season, host the Metro Catholic Athletic Conference Championships, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
Nazareth Academy wrestling
The Roadrunners finished third with 126 points at the East Suburban Catholic Conference tourney. Marist (169) and Marian Central Catholic (147) took the top two spots.
Nazareth Academy seniors Anthony Greco (145-pound weight class), Stan Suter (195) and Louie Stec (285) each won a weight class title.
Greco (31-3) pinned Marian Central Catholic's Hugh Holian, Marist's Don Bruinius and Joliet Catholic's Jacob Mumm en route to a championship. Suter (28-1) won via a 15-4 major decision over Lou Gaddy from Marian Central Catholic and pinned Ghee Rachal from Marist at 4:59 in the title bout.
At 285, Stec (20-1) pinned St. Patrick's Justin Davis at 1:15 and defeated Notre Dame's Gabe Fitzpatrick 8-3 in the final.