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Tyler Seibring passed the 1,000-point mark in his career as the Normal Community High School basketball team closed out the Hononegah MLK Invitational Tournament with an 82-55 victory over Mundelein on Monday afternoon.

The win gave NCHS (17-1) a 3-1 record in the round-robin tourney and a tie for second place with Normal West. No. 5 state-ranked Rockford Auburn, which defeated the Ironmen 54-52 on Saturday, was the tournament champion.

Alex Peacock scored 18 points to lead NCHS against Mundelein. Seibring also reached double figures with 10.

NCHS outscored Mundelein 37-2 off the bench with post players Brady Carstens, Connor Dibble and Ethan Pogge combining for 21 of the 37 points.

"That was a nice end to a good weekend, for our bench to play a good part in that game," said NCHS coach Dave Witzig.

Normal Community 63, Neuqua Valley 44: Seibring scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Ironmen to the win earlier on Monday. Combined with his 10 points in the Mundelein game, the three-year starter now has 1,003 points in his career.

Zach Thompson and David Boyd added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for NCHS.

Normal West 78, Mundelein 75: Josh Robinson had 27 points, nine assists and four steals as the Wildcats overcame a 31-point effort by Mundelein's Tyler Olson.

Kyler Stork added 20 points and seven rebounds for West, while Austin Zobrist scored 13. Olson sank eight 3-pointers for Mundelein, which was 15 of 29 from beyond the arc.

"He (Olson) was hitting 35-footers. It was unbelievable," West coach Brian Cupples said. "We had to go box-and-one on him in the third quarter. Dante Ruffin came in and did a great job of face guarding and taking away some rhythm."

Neuqua Valley 52, Normal West 47: Robinson scored 22 points for West. The Wildcats held Neuqua Valley to two points in the third quarter and carried a 32-30 advantage into the final period, before being overtaken to finish the tournament at 3-1.

Neuqua Valley had taken an early lead with West's Brett Kirkwood keeping the Wildcats (10-9) close with three 3-point baskets in the first half. Kirkwood ended the game with 12 points.

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