Cahokia comes up short in state championship game

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - The Morgan Park Mustangs used a balanced attack to top Cahokia, 63-48, in the IHSA Class 3A boys basketball state title game.

Led by 14 points from DePaul recruit Billy Garrett, 13 from Markee Williams, 11 from Xzavier Taylor and 10 from Dayton recruit Kyle Davis, Morgan Park (33-3) won its second state title on Saturday.

Leading 37-31 after three quarters, Morgan Park went on a 12-0 run to push its lead to 18 and never was threatened again.

The Mustangs out-rebounded the Comanches, 43-26. Cahokia didn't get a single offensive board in the first half while Morgan Park finished with 24 offensive boards for the game.

Cahokia (33-4) was led by nine points each from Carleton Rivers and Vincent Jackson Jr.

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3/16/2013 4:50:04 PM (GMT -5:00)

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