2019 Championship Day
Kenosha 46, Chicago Heights 36
In a matchup of the last two champions, Kenosha made it two titles in three years with a 46-36 decision over Midwest rival Chicago Heights, as Elijah Griffin led the winners with 13 points, Tommy Santarelli added nine points and Erik Kenesie eight points. The title was the second for Kenosha and improved its title-game record to 2-3.
Defending champ Chicago Heights trimmed a double-digit deficit to five in the final quarter, but could get no closer. The Green Streaks were led by Caden Atkins with 10 points and Terrion White with seven markers. The original home of Small Fry Basketball fell to 3-5 in title contests.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BOX SCORE
Chicago Heights: White (3)-0-7, Poynton 1-0-2, Hardy 0-0-0, Hall 1-0-2, Coulter (1)-1-4, Holder 1-0-2, Harvey 0-0-0, Hudik (2)-1-6, Ormsby 0-0-0, Atkins 4-2-10, Morton (1)-0-3, Brown 0-0-0, DeLuca 0-0-0. Totals: 14-4-36.
Kenosha: E. Kenesie (2)-3-8, Janis 0-0-0, Rodriguez (2)-0-6, Phillips 0-0-0, Haubrich 1-0-2, Hamilton 0-0-0, Burns 2-0-4, T. Santarelli 4-1-9, Griffin (4)-4-13, Lowery 0-0-0, D. Santarelli 2-0-4, Virre 0-0-0, C. Kenesie 0-0-0. Totals: 17-8-46.
Free throws: Chicago Heights 4 for 7, .571; Kenosha 8 of 14, .571. Three-point goals: Chicago Heights 4 (White, Coulter, Hudik, Morton); Kenosha 4 (Rodriguez 2, E. Kenesie, Griffin). Fouls: Chicago Heights 12; Kenosha 10.
Chicago Heights 10 8 8 10 - 36
Kenosha 14 15 8 7 - 46
Third Place Game
CIAPR 50, Marquette Best 46
CIAPR gained the best of a back-and-forth contest to earn third place, as Bryan Huertas led the way with 18 points, along with Ruben Rodriguez and Adrian Rodriguez chipping in nine points each. Avion Abrams tallied 11 points and Taylen Goodwin seven points to lead the Best.
Naranjito 46, Southern Ponce 35
Ivan Rosa and Sebastian Rivera turned in twin 10-point efforts to spark Naranjito to the consolation crown. A 19-9 margin put the winners in charge, but Southern Ponce eventually rallied back into the contest. Southern Ponce was paced by Alexis Collazo with nine points and Abdiel Garcia and Alonso Torres with eight points each.