PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Lincolnshire Stevenson defeated Edwardsville 70-63 on Saturday to claim third place at the IHSA Class 4A boys basketball state finals.
One day after scoring 56 points in a semifinal loss to Whitney Young, Jalen Brunson was held to just 18 points. But the Patriots (32-2) had four players in double figures as the pulled away in the second half.
Brunson, who averaged nearly 26 points during the season for the Patriots, was initially suspended by the IHSA after video surfaced of him making hand gestures late in the semifinal loss toward the Whitney Young crowd, but was allowed to play just moments before the start of the consolation game.
Connor Cashaw scored 17 points, Matt Morrissey had 16 and Matt Johnson 10 to go with Brunson’s 18.
The Tigers (30-4) got 21 points from Trevor Clay, 16 from Shawn Roundtree and 15 from Armon Fletcher.