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CJHS Runs Past Lake Forest Academy

Chicagoland Jewish High School boys’ basketball team improves to 17-2 and earns top seed in Regional.

Feb. 11 

The Final Score:        Chicagoland Jewish High School 88, Lake Forest Academy 80 

Tigers’ Star Performer:        Jake Newlander of Skokie scored 28 points.

Other Notable Tiger Performances:            Josh Newlander of Skokie added 14 tallies, Daniel Fishbaum of Highland Park had 10 and Avidan Halivni of Deerfield chipped in eight. 

Who’s Next:   The Tigers entertain Ida Crown at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 

The Bottom Line:      Jake Newlander scored 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers seal the victory with a 37 point final period. He played the entire final period with four fouls, was a perfect nine for nine from the free throw line and drained a pair of three-point shots. Halivni scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter. After the two teams were tied at 33 at halftime, CJHS took a one-point edge, 51-50, by the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 17-2 for the season and the top seeded team in the Arlington Heights Regional when play opens Tuesday. 

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