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Edward Morrow keys fast-paced Simeon in victory over Dallas Lancaster

Simeon closed the show Saturday night at the third annual Chicago Elite Classic at UIC. The No. 2 Wolverines lived up to their headline slot, knocking off Dallas Lancaster 87-72 while showcasing a 12-deep, run and gun style of play.

‘‘(Simeon coach Robert Smith) said we can run this year as long as we play defense,’’ Simeon’s Zack Norvell said.

‘‘That’s the way we have to play with this team,’’ Smith said. Norvell scored 18 points and had six assists. He teamed with Evan Gilyard and Marquis Brown in a Wolverines backcourt that was much improved from a year ago.

“Our guards are definitely better than last year,” Smith said. “Marquis Brown is not a regular freshman.”

Brown, this season’s freshman phenom, says he prefers to go by his nickname Kezo, so that’s what it’ll be from now on. He finished with four points and three assists in 14 minutes of play. He made the first shot he took.

“I was really nervous in the hotel before the game,” Brown said. “I was so nervous on the court too but then I hit that first shot and everything felt fine.”

Nebraska recruit Edward Morrow was the star of the game with 22 points and five blocks. He threw down seven dunks in the game.

“That was something else,” Brown said. “He may have 100 this season.”

Lancaster and Simeon were tied late in the third quarter before a six-point burst from Josh Thomas capped a 10-0 Simeon run that made it 61-51.

“I was able to get in the passing lanes and do some damage,” said Thomas.

D.J. Williams added 10 points and five rebounds for Simeon (1-0). Dominique Fobbs led Lancaster (6-3) with 23 points.