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|Mason City 3rd Place in 1A
|PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Jared Entwhistle scored 15 points and Duncan McClure added 14 as Mason City Illini Central battled back from 12 points down to beat North Shore Country Day, 51-48, in the Class 1A third-place game at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at Carver Arena on Saturday.
Entwhistle, McClure and Jordan Bradshaw (12 points and 10 rebounds) led the Cougars (18-13) in overcoming a nine-point halftime deficit by outrebounding the Raiders (19-6) 22-10 in the second half.
North Shore Country Day's Austin Curren scored 15 points and Riley Hall and Jake Bruce both scored 10 to lead the Raiders in scoring. Both Curren and Hall pulled down nine rebounds for the Raiders.
It's the first boys basketball trophy for the Springfield-area school that began the season 3-10.
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