Boys Basketball: Sophomores finish fifth in Plano Christmas Classic

The Hub sophomore basketball team went 3-1 and finished fifth in the Plano Christmas Classic this past week. The team includes Cooper Hasz, Andy Buskohl, Jason Riddell, Noah Brown, Ryan Simmons, Tanner Lager, Brodie Nantz, Forrest Gerber, Cam Ajazi, Adam Kemp and Zach Sanford. The team is coached by Josh Johnson and Riley Lodico. (Courtesy photo)

Hubs notch three wins to earn JV tourney trophy

PLANO — The Hub sophomore basketball team won three games at the Plano Christmas Classic this past week, culminating with a victory over Northridge Prep in the fifth-place game.

Rochelle opened the JV bracket with a first-round bye before defeating Mendota 56-50 in the second round. Zach Sanford and Adam Kemp each scored 18 points in the victory.

The Hubs suffered their lone tournament loss in the quarterfinals, falling 56-48 against Burlington Central. Adam Kemp totaled 11 points while Ryan Simmons added 10 points for Rochelle.

Rochelle closed the tournament out with back-to-back wins in the consolation bracket. The Hubs defeated Aurora Central Catholic 66-31 on Saturday behind Noah Brown's 21 points and Sanford's 13 points. Rochelle beat Northridge Prep 55-29 on Monday for fifth place, with Simmons scoring 14 points and Brown adding 13 points.

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