Boys Hoops: East downs St. Charles North in Rock Valley sectional

ROCKFORD — The East E-Rabs squeaked by St. Charles North 51-46 Tuesday in IHSA sectional action at Rock Valley College.

It wasn’t one of East’s prettier games, but the E-Rabs tied a District 205 record with 32 victories with the win.

East advances to Friday night’s sectional finals where it’ll play the winner of Wednesday night’s Harlem-South Elgin game.

The E-Rabs looked like they would make easy work of St. Charles North, which entered the game with a 14-17 record. East hit the Stars with a 15-0 run to take a 22-7 lead in the second quarter and went into halftime up 12.

The Stars, though, scored 12 of the first 14 points in the second half to cut the lead to 29-27. Chris Burnell responded with a jumper in the lane and East used an 8-0 run to regain control.

Burnell was the only E-Rab to have a strong game. He hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points and added five assists against just one turnover. Sha’den Clanton was solid with 14 points and seven rebounds. Sincere Parker was held to 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting.

Still, it was enough to “survive and advance.” East improved to 32-2 for the season. The 32 wins ties the mark by the 2011-2012 Auburn team that featured future NBA star Fred VanVleet. R.

Rockford East 51, St. Charles North 46
St. Charles North Total FG 3-pt FG FT-FTA Pts. Reb. Ast. TO BLK STL F Min.
Luke Scheffers 3-6 1-2 2-4 9 9 5 4 0 1 3 30:42
Billy Durocher 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 11:58
Tyler Czerniak 2-7 1-5 0-0 5 1 2 2 0 2 1 24:14
Colin Nelson 2-6 2-6 0-0 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 16:40
Lucas Heflin 9-17 4-9 1-1 23 3 0 4 0 1 1 32:00
Connor Linke 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 5 1 1 3 0 3 30:42
Christian Czerniak 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7:43
Thomas Kellen 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 6:01
Team Reb.-TO 4 0
Totals 17-42 8-25 4-7 46 28 9 16 3 5 14 160
Rockford East Total FG 3-pt FG FT-FTA Pts. Reb. Ast. TO BLK STL F Min.
Chris Burnell 6-9 0-0 1-1 13 0 5 1 0 1 1 29:56
Andres Thompson 1-5 0-3 4-4 6 6 1 1 0 3 4 28:22
Chris Hodge 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1:18
Sincere Parker 5-14 3-5 0-0 13 7 1 1 0 2 1 31:14
Sha’den Clanton 5-11 0-1 4-7 14 7 0 3 0 1 2 30:26
Markarious Luster 1-5 0-3 3-4 5 3 0 1 0 1 1 26:04
Damarian Dickens 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 11:22
Delvonte’ Leflore 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1:18
Team Reb.-TO 3 0
Totals 18-46 3-13 12-16 51 28 7 9 0 8 10 160
Score by quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Game Notes SCN RE
St. Charles North 7 8 15 16 46 Points off TO 15 22
Rockford East 19 8 10 14 51 Largest lead 3 15
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