A big losing streak was coming to an end on Saturday afternoon one way or another.
On one side there was the Elgin girls’ basketball team, struggling to score during a 10-game losing streak, while on the other was Larkin, which had a 7-game skid going and had not won since last seeing the Maroons.
Despite early foul trouble in the second half and a big push by Elgin, the Royals used a big early lead to secure a 56-40 win on their home court in the first round of the Elgin City Classic.
The Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference even after getting in as only the No. 8 seed, will take on the Western Conference champion Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series starts in Denver on Thursday night.
The boy was standing on a sidewalk when someone in a white SUV drove up and an occupant began shooting. He was in good condition at a hospital.
At least one person was injured and many residents and business owners have been displaced. Demolition is expected to begin Tuesday morning, the city says.
The White Sox All-Star reliever allowed two runs and three hits in the Angels’ 6-4 win.