AT BUFFALO GROVE: Don’t forget about New Trier.
The Trevians capped off a winning weekend with a 56-39 victory at Buffalo Grove on Jan. 10. Robbie Abuls continues to shine. The NT senior wing led all scorers with 18 points. Teammate Sean Boyd had 10 points and four rebounds.
A night earlier, the Trevians took care of host Glenbrook South 55-40. The team in now 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the Central Suburban South.
It was a good weekend for junior guard Tino Malnati. With three-year varsity player David Hammes sidelined with a concussion, the 6-foot-3 Malnati has stepped in and played solid basketball.
“He’s taking advantage of an opportunity,” said New Trier coach Scott Fricke. “He’s an intelligent player. He’s makes good decisions on defense and doesn’t turn the ball over.
“He’s a do-it-all kind of player,” the head coach added.
Malnati, who is son of ex-New Trier coach Rick Malnati, finished the BG game with six assists.
“We like his calm demeanor on the floor,” said NT assistant Greg Kapsimalis.
Hammes, who also missed two starts in the recent Proviso West Holiday Tournament, figures to return soon. NT will host Waukegan on Jan. 15 before playing three games in the Rockford Jefferson Invite on Jan. 17 and Jan. 19.
AT DEERFIELD: Marc Leonard was a bright spot for the Warriors in their 63-52 loss to visiting Plainfield on Jan. 10.
The 5-9 senior guard came off the bench and scored nine points.
The stat leaders for the Warriors (7-8, 3-1) were Jordan Baum (13 points) and Sam Kuznetsky (10 points).
AT PALATINE: Glenbrook South dropped a nonconference game to the host Pirates 64-49 on Jan. 10.
Jimmy Martinelli led the Titans (8-8, 2-2) with 11 points. Sean McDonagh finished the game with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Dan Jenkins had 10 points and four assists.
GBS will host Maine South on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.
AT RIDLEY COLLEGE INVITE: Lake Forest Academy has hit its stride.
The Caxys went 4-0 to win the 12-team Ridley College Invite in St. Catherines, Ontario, on Jan. 9-10.
The 11-2 Caxys capped off the tourney by beating host Ridley 54-40 in the championship.
In the semifinal, LFA received 17 off-the-bench points from Daniel Joseph to top Senator O’Connor 69-45. Ryan Clamage had 12 points in the win.
Isaiah Foust stood out in the quarterfinal round. He tallied 21 points in an 84-49 victory over Villanova College.
And, in the opener, LFA downed Ancaster School 66-34. Clamage came up with a team-high 13 points.