AURORA – Aurora Central Catholic’s Phil Schuetz scored a career high 34 points and had all 17 of the second half points for the Chargers boys basketball team Tuesday in a 51-47 win against Joliet Catholic.
The 6-foot-2 forward put ACC up for good with a pair of free throws with about 40 seconds to go.
“He just played well,” Chargers coach Nate Drye said. “He probably had some mismatches inside and we were able to get him the ball quite a bit. He was able to overpower them physically, to be honest, and he just kept at it.”
Of the 17 ACC points not scored by Schuetz, Sean Harreld had 15, all coming on 3-pointers in the first half.
“It really was [a weird game],” Drye said. “ ... I couldn’t do it justice if I tried.”
The Chargers (7-7) snapped a four-game losing streak.
Rosary 41, Chicago Christian 30: At Palos Heights, Rosary reached the .500 mark with a SCC crossover win. The Royals (9-9) grabbed their first lead in the fourth quarter, as Madison Richmond hit a pair of key 3-pointers to start the period.
Burlington Central 58, North Boone 32: At Poplar Grove, Central remained perfect in Big Northern Conference East play, improving to 15-3 (6-0 BNC East) behind 15 points from Shelby Holt. Alison Colby (12 points) and Kayla Ross (11) also scored in double figures for the Rockets.
Marian Central 55, Aurora Central Catholic 54: At Woodstock, Alex DeCraene scored 18 points and Gabi Alfaro added 13 but ACC (8-8) fell just short in Suburban Christian Conference play.
Aurora Christian 52, St. Edward 44: At Aurora, Alyssa Andersen contributed 24 points and seven rebounds to boost Aurora Christian in SCC play. Alex Hultine had 12 points for the 13-6 Eagles, while Natasha Brown snagged 16 rebounds.
Sycamore 2,923, Kaneland 2,759: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Angela Charhut led Kaneland with a 519 series in a Northern Illinois Big 12 loss. Anne Salerno (204) rolled the Knights’ top game.
St. Charles East 2,683, Evanston 2,441: At Bowling Green in West Chicago, Angela Solis notched East’s top game (226) and series (612).