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Sometimes even a great performance falls short of the ultimate goal of a team victory. That's just what happened on Monday as Glenbrook North's Jon Scheyer poured in nearly all of his team's points, but ultimately came up short. TDD runs down the various high school tournament results of note.

Scheyer's Outburst Not Enough

Jon Scheyer scored 41 of his team's 53 points Monday against Evanston, but it wasn't enough as Glenbrook North fell to Evanston 58-53 n the opening round of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament.

After scoring his team's first 15 points, Scheyer continued the assault and helped his team into the lead throughout much of the game. However, Evanston would use a 15-2 run to transform a 38-29 deficit into a 44-40 lead midway through the fourth period.

Scheyer would draw his team to within a point, but No. 4 Glenbrook would get no closer.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard finished with 41 points, and nine rebounds, but made some news when he announced that his final four schools are Illinois, Duke, Wisconsin and Arizona.

"I've always liked Illinois' program, and it's close to home," Scheyer told the Chicago Tribune. "Duke has a great tradition, and Wisconsin, I like the players they're bringing in. Plus, my dad [Jim Scheyer] works in Madison."

Boykin and Fairfax fall in Overtime

At the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore., future Blue Devil big forward Jamal Boykin once again did all he could to pace the Fairfax Lions. It was, however, not enough as Fairfax fell victim to a late rally by Westview, losing 77-71 in overtime.

After taking a 34-28 halftime advantage, and preserving it into the fourth quarter, Fairfax went cold from the field, missing all but one of their field goal attempts in the extra period, including all of their perimeter attempts. Meanwhile, Westview hit 50% in overtime and converted a late three to put the game out of reach.

For his part, Jamal Boykin finished with 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks in 27 minutes of action. He shot 8-of-18 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line.

Echefu Catches Foul Bug; Montrose Advances

2005 target Uche Echefu and his Montrose Christian teammates are also in action in Oregon. The 6-foot-8, 225 pound power forward helped his team to a 78-67 victory on Monday, but was severely limited by foul trouble.

In eight minutes the senior big forward collected five fouls, eight points, and five rebounds while shooting just 3-of-8 from the field.

Note: Lance Thomas and his teammates were in action in the 9:00 PM matchup in the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament in Florida. As of this time no results are available.

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