Palatine grinds past Hoffman Estates

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Few Mid-Suburban West boys basketball victories come easily. Despite trailing most of the way Friday, Hoffman Estates made Palatine work for its 56-52 victory to the very end.

“Every MSL West game is a grind,” Palatine guard Chris Macahon said after leading the Pirates’ balanced attack with 14 points. “We tried to pull away, and they wouldn’t let us.”

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