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Elgin hangs on for 3rd straight win

What looked like a walk in the park ended up being a harrowing ride for the Elgin boys basketball team Saturday.

The Maroons nearly blew a 13-point second-half lead against Chicago Clark before hanging on for a 61-59 win in the consolation championship game at the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo.

Clark’s Kayvon Williams made the last of his three 3-pointers to make it 60-59 with 36 seconds left. Alonzo Golliday made 1 of 2 free throws to give Elgin a 2-point lead with 14 seconds to go. Clark had two chances to tie in the closing seconds but couldn’t convert and Elgin survived, winning its third straight game.