Will Hrubes and Nate Vaughn combined for 44 points to lead Briarcrest past Highland, Ill. 67-60 on Monday in the Mater Dei Holiday Tournament in Breese, Ill. The win came just two days after the Saints cruised past Sacred Heart-Griffin 80-61 in the opening round of the tournament. Highland matched Briarcrest basket-for-basket early. However, clinging to a 2-point lead at halftime, the Saints used a 24-14 run in the third quarter to pull away. Now 13-2 on the season, Briarcrest was scheduled to play host Breese Central on Tuesday afternoon after deadline. ABOVE: Hrubes drives to the basket earlier this season. He finished Monday’s game with a team-high 23 points.
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