Dukes finish tournament on strong note; Kosich named all-tournament.

By Mike Miazga


The York boys basketball team had some success at its own Jack Tosh Holiday Classic.

The Dukes went 3-1 overall in the 32-team tournament. York finished the tournament with a 46-35 win over Hinsdale South.

York led 11-9 after the first quarter and 20-16 at halftime. Hinsdale cut the lead to 33-31 after three quarters, but York outscored the Hornets 13-4 in the fourth quarter.

Nick Kosich led the Dukes with 16 points. Erik Cohn added 1 points, while Angelo Martucci had eight points. York shot 8-for-13 from the free-throw line and 36.8 percent overall from the field.

John Milling added five rebounds, while Martucci had five assists. Kosich finished with five steals. York took advantage of 24 Hinsdale South turnovers.

The Dukes lost 54-46 to eventual tournament champion Conant. York trailed 15-13 after the first quarter and led 26-25 at halftime and 39-36 after three quarters. Conant outscored York 18-7 in the fourth quarter of the quarterfinal game.

Cohn led the Dukes with 15 points. Martucci had nine points, while Kosich and Milling each had eight points. Cohn made three 3-pointers, while Kosich made two. York shot 46.9 percent from the field, while Conant shot 61.3 percent. York hit 10 of 14 free throws.

Martucci had four assists, while Kosich and Nate Shockey each had three steals. Martucci and Cohn each had two steals.

York made it to the quarterfinals after a 46-26 win over Minooka. York led 14-4 after the first quarter and 20-18 at halftime. The Dukes used a 16-5 spurt in the second quarter to take command and then held Minooka to three points in the fourth quarter.

Kosich led the Dukes with 14 points, while Milling had 12. Cohn finished with six points and Shockey had five points. Kosich made four 3-pointers in the game. York made eight 3s as a team.

Kosich and Martucci each had five rebounds, while Martucci had four assists. Shockey had two steals. York shot 46.2 percent from the field and held Minooka to 37.9 percent shooting in the game.

The Dukes opened the tournament with a 54-40 win against Thornton-Fractional South. York led 15-5 after the first quarter and 27-13 at halftime. York outscored TF South 20-12 in the third quarter.

Shockey led the Dukes with 11 points, while Martucci had 10 points. Cohn added eight points, while Kosich had seven points. Cohn and Mike Pedote each made two 3-pointers.

Martucci led the way with five rebounds, while Kosich had three assists. Shockey finished with three steals. York shot 44.4 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the 3-point line.

Conant downed Brother Rice 54-53 in two overtimes to win the Tosh title. Batavia was a 62-60 winner in overtime in the third-place game and Lyons Township defeated Downers Grove South 71-61 in the consolation-championship game.

York’s Kosich was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.8 steals per game in the four contests.


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