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Huntley holds on against Larkin, clinches second consecutive class 4A regional title

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The Huntley varsity boys basketball team celebrate their victory against Larkin High School (photo courtesy to Roger Alvarado).

The Huntley varsity boys basketball team celebrate their victory against Larkin High School (photo courtesy to Roger Alvarado).

The Huntley varsity boys basketball team celebrate their victory against Larkin High School (photo courtesy to Roger Alvarado).

Tom Heagney

The Huntley varsity boys basketball team celebrate their victory against Larkin High School. It is their second consecutive regional title win. (photo courtesy to Roger Alvarado).

Huntley held on against in the fourth quarter against a resilient Larkin team Friday night, clinching both a win and its second consecutive Class 4A regional championship.

The Red Raiders (26-3) held the Royals (16-12) for the first three quarters, however poor play and a spirited press by Larkin erased a nine point deficit early on in the fourth.

Larkin had two attempts to tie the game in the final 30 seconds, however desperation 3-pointers by Larkin’s Quentin Ruff and Quantice Hunter both bounced off of the basket.

A Troy Miller free throw with 3.4 remaining gave the Raiders a four point lead, and the game.

Junior Bryce Only led Huntley with 13 points, along with sophomore Amanze Egekeze who chipped in 11.

Huntley will go on to face Rockford-Auburn (26-2) in the semifinal round of the Dundee-Crown sectional Tuesday night. Rockford-Auburn defeated Huntley in last year’s sectional title game.

 

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Huntley holds on against Larkin, clinches second consecutive class 4A regional title