ST. CHARLES – Kaneland senior Matt Limbrunner scored 19 points and had seven rebounds but the Knights boys basketball team fell Tuesday for the fourth straight time, 61-50, against St. Charles North.
Kaneland was tied, 28-all, with North at halftime but saw North surge ahead, 40-33, after North guard Alec Goetz made four straight free throws during the third quarter when Knights coach Brian Johnson was called for a technical foul in response to Limbrunner being whistled for a foul on Goetz. One of Johnson’s shoes flew onto the floor as attempted to demonstrate his point to the officials.
North sophomore Jack Callaghan scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to help the North Stars (15-8) pull away.
Ty Carlson scored nine of his 11 points in the first half for the Knights (13-10).
“I actually thought tonight we turned the corner as far as what we were doing the previous three games,” Johnson said. “After tonight, I’m really encouraged moving forward with the final three games of the year.”
H-BR winning streak continues: Hinckley-Big Rock improved to 22-3 on the season with a 61-46 win over Plano. The Royals have not lost in 2013.
• Shaw Media’s Jay Schwab contributed to this report.