ELMHURST – York was one game away from heading into the New Year with an undefeated record and a second straight Jack Tosh Holiday Classic.
However, Lake Forest prevented both Tuesday afternoon in Elmhurst. The Scouts won the tournament with a 61-47 victory over the Dukes in the final.
York (12-1) led early on, but the Scouts led almost the entire game. Cal Miller led the Scouts with 18 points and Junior forward Evan Boudreaux scored 16 points and took home the tournament MVP. York's Frank Toohey also made the all-tournament team.
"It hurts, especially on our home court," York senior Jack Heinle said. "Championship game and everything. I think everyone fought their hearts out. That's all you can really ask for."
The Scouts started the third quarter on a 7-0 run to build an 11-point lead. York got no closer than eight the rest of the game.
The Dukes travel to Quincy on Friday.
"It's one of the toughest environments to play in the state," Heinle said. "Just the way they do their basketball down there. We're looking forward to that to start the New Year off right."