The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team split a pair of games last week to ring in the new year.

The Huskies (7-8, 1-1 in the West Suburban Silver) rolled past host Proviso West 78-49 on Jan. 6. 

Mehki Austin and Rodney Murphy shared scoring honors with 15 points apiece. Jaziah Harper had 13 points, Christian Marshall 12 and Justin Bowen seven while Alex Gossett grabbed nine rebounds.

The next day, OPRF dropped a non-conference game at Loyola Academy 47-35. Marshall had a team-high 17 points, while Murphy had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Huskies host WSC Silver leader Lyons Township on Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. OPRF then travels to York on Jan. 14 and faces Hyde Park on Jan. 16 in the MLK Classic at Metea Valley.

Fenwick boys rout Von Steuben

Darshan Thomas had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals as Fenwick High School (10-7) routed visiting Von Steuben 71-28 Jan. 7.

Ty Macariola added 14 points and four rebounds for the Friars, who host Brother Rice in a Chicago Catholic League Blue affair Jan. 13 at 7pm, then welcome Riverside-Brookfield in the annual MLK Classic Jan. 16 at 3pm.

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