Machesney Park, Illinois-Jefferson's growing basketball program took another step forward Monday night. The J-Hawks won the championship of the Harlem Summer League.
The J-Hawks held off East in the title game 58-55. Jefferson had opened up a double-digit lead early in the second half only to see the E-Rabs storm back to make it a one point game with just under five minutes remaining.
But Jefferson's Jared Mayes drained a key three-pointer late that made the difference.
In the semifinals Jefferson edged Lutheran 53-51. East beat Winnebago 65-57. In the third place game Bago beat Lutheran 58-59.
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