Classic contest

Hinsdale Central head boys basketball coach Nick Latorre keeps a close eye on his team's defensive play in the fourth quarter of the Red Devils' opening game against Schaumburg Dec. 27 in the annual Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic tournament. Junior guard Vincas Buzelis draws a foul driving to the basket to earn a couple of free throws, while teammate and fellow guard Will Gaffney works to stay in front of his opponent on the defensive end. Junior guard Eric Kozys keeps his vision up as he makes a move around his defender and helps the Devils ultimately defeat the Saxons 66-44. The team finished the tourney with two wins and two losses. (Jim Slonoff photos)