Morgan Park advances to Championship with close win over Uplift


Box Score

Morgan Park used a strong second-quarter to build a large lead and then held on for a 66-64 win over Uplift. The Mustangs led by 15 near the end of the second quarter and survived a tight fourth quarter.

Morgan Park advances to the 56th annual Proviso West Holiday Tournament championship game, which will tip-off Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Mustangs will face the winner of Whitney Young and Fenwick.

Morgan Park's Ayo Dosunmu finished with a game-high 29 points, while seven other Mustangs found the scorebook. Melo Burrell recorded a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Uplift’s Toraze Dobbs led the Titans with a double-double (23 points and 15 rebounds). Dobbs made 5-of-10 shots from three-point range. Damarius Jacobs added 17 points for the Titans.

Uplift will play for third place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday against the loser of Whitney Young/Fenwick.





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