Lukancic seventh-grade’s great run through basketball regionals come to an end.
Top-seeded Hufford Junior High of Joliet won its 20th game of the season Friday afternoon, clipping second-seeded Lukancic Middle School 48-38 in the IESA seventh-grade regional at Washington Junior High in Joliet.
Lukancic (12-13) looked to be in great shape early, starting out on an 8-0 run, but turnovers turned the lead into a seven-point deficit by halftime. The lead was nine after three periods ands Hufford never looked back even though the Lukancic squad played hard right to the end.
Destin Whitaker had 8 points including a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. Joe Vasquez also had 8 points. Julio Cajigas and Anthony Perez each had 6 points. Zach Miller had a strong defensive game and led the team in rebounds.
Other team members include Nathan Martinez, Quevan Brown, Johathan Perez, Christian Marin, Joe Selby, Doyle Tunnat, Robert Aguilar, and Michael Ziegler.