WEST CHICAGO – The Geneva boys basketball team clinched the West Chicago Tournament title Saturday with a 55-43 victory agains the host Wildcats.
Geneva (4-1) led comfortably throughout and benefited from double-digit scoring from Nate Navigato (19 points), Pace Temple (14), Cam Cook (10) and Chris Parrilli (10).
"I thought we pretty much controlled this game and got better as this tournament went on," Vikings coach Phil Ralston said.
Navigato was an all-tournament team selection as Geneva won the tournament for the second successive season.
"That was kind of momentous for us," Ralston said, "even though it didn't come without a blemish."
Wheaton Academy Invitational: Bartlett 63, Wheaton Academy 52: At West Chicago, Gordon Behr (18 points) and Josh Ruggles (10) paced 3-1 Wheaton Academy, which suffered its first loss of the season.
Morton tournament: Batavia 59, Normal Community 24: Batavia (3-1) closed its tournament run with a comfortable victory before scurrying to travel to DeKalb to watch the Batavia football team in the 6A state championship game.
Serena 47, Aurora Christian 46: At Aurora, Serena nipped ACS despite a double-double from the Eagles' Alyssa Andersen (22 points, 10 rebounds). Natasha Brown added 13 rebounds, while Charissa Robinson tallied nine points.
Carmel tournament: At Mundelein, Geneva defeated Waukegan (54-23), Richmond-Burton (55-20) and Carmel (60-12). Vikings 132-pounder Colin Parsons recorded two falls and a major decision on the day. Mike Huck also won three matches for Geneva.
Kaneland quad: At Maple Park, Kaneland scored dual victories against Freeport (58-18), Wheaton Warrenville South (49-21) and Burlington Central (55-21). Competing at 120 pounds, the Knights' Jacob Shearer scored a technical fall in 3:30 in the BC match.