East, Guilford take second, third in basketball summer league tournament

If the East Varsity Summer League is any indication, Rockford Public Schools teams should be in the mix for another NIC-10 boys basketball title this winter.

East, which won the NIC-10 this past season, held off a late Harlem rally to beat the Huskies, 55-54, to advance to the summer league title game. There, the E-Rabs rallied from an early 11-point deficit to narrowly lose to Lutheran, 61-58.

Guilford, which lost to Lutheran in the semifinals, rebounded to beat Harlem, 45-42, to take third place.

Auburn won the consolation championship Tuesday with a 52-43 win over Rochelle.

Overall, both Guilford and East went 8-4 in summer league play. Auburn was 7-5 and Jefferson was 4-8.

Posted on 06.30.21