The Kankakee Valley Kougars came in second place in their Holiday Tournament over Christmas break. The Kougars won the first game in a nail-biter that ended with a buzzer-beating bucket by Billy Bonilla to put the Kougars up 46-44 over the Eastern Howard High School Comets. Bonilla led the way in scoring for the Kougars with 16 points. Hayes added a solid 12 points, while Grace added 9. Hemphill had his only 3 points on a dagger shot from behind the arc late in the fourth quarter. In the championship game, the Kats lost to the LaVille Lancers 41-65.
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