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Sports Digest: DHS Wrestlers Win Star-Studded Invitational

Boys’ basketball team splits final two games in overtime at Wheeling Hardwood Classic.

Dec. 29 

Wrestling 

The Final Score:        1. Deerfield 235, 2. Wheaton-Warrenville South 166, 3. Plainfield South 162, 4. Belleville East 126, 5. Bartlett 124.5, 6. Romeoville 120, 7. Fremd 101, 8. Nazareth 59.5, 9. Elgin-Larkin 53, 10. Morgan Park 28. 

Warriors Star Performers:  Champions were J.J. Nawrot (Heavyweight), and Jordan Lieberman (113). 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Second place finishers were Andrew Mehrholz (106), Brian McCann (145), Jim Kirby (195) and Patrick Johnson (220). Placing third were Alex Cimaglia (126) and Brady Glantz (138). Sage Heller (132) and Colton Emmerich (170) earned fourth place honors while Joey Bloom (120) was fifth and Jack Powen (160) seventh.

Who’s Next:   The Warriors entertain Niles North at 8 a.m. Friday. 

The Bottom Line:      The Warriors won the Ed Ewoldt Invitational for the second straight year and the third time in the last five. They were second the other two outings. 

Boys’ Basketball 

Dec. 29 

The Final Score:        Loyola 54, Deerfield 51 (overtime) 

Warriors Star Performer:    Michael Alfieri scored 21 points on 80 percent shooting and grabbed four rebounds. 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Jack Gurvey added nine points, three rebounds and a pair of assists while Alexander Glantz chipped in eight points, nine assists and two rebounds. Andrew Ferdman contributed five points, four rebounds and two assists as Eric Porter threw in six tallies, hauled down two boards and stole the ball twice. 

Who’s Next:   The Warriors play Niles North at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in Skokie. 

The Bottom Line:      A fourth quarter rally put Deerfield in overtime before the Ramblers took fifth place in the Wildcat Hardwood Classic. Deerfield was sixth. Loyola started off with a 14-10 first quarter lead and built it to 41-34 before the Warriors clawed their way back with a 13-6 fourth period run to send the game into overtime. Deerfield is 7-7 for the season..

Dec. 28 

The Final Score:        Deerfield 68, Carmel 64 (double overtime) 

Warriors Star Performer:    Porter scored 17 points including three from three-point range. He also stole the ball four times, dished out three assists and had a pair of rebounds. 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Glantz contributed 13 points as well as three rebounds and three assists. Alfieri chipped in 10 tallies, grabbed four rebounds and added three assists. Ferdman had five points, five assists and a rebound while Gurvey scored six points and chipped in with four rebounds. 

The Bottom Line:      Again, it was a final period surge that put Deerfield in overtime against the Corsairs. The Warriors jumped out to a 21-11 first quarter edge before Carmel came back to lead at the end of three periods, 43-39. The Warriors surged with 18 points toward the end to put the game into the first overtime before winning it in the second. 

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