by Jason Olson
Blaine ended its winning streak at three games following Friday’s 69-62 loss to Park Center in a Northwest Suburban Conference game. The Pirates led 31-25 at the half as Blaine couldn’t overcome the lead in the second half to fall to 8-6 overall, 4-5 in the conference for seventh place.
Blaine trailed by as many as 14 points early before cutting the lead to four points in the second half.
Park Center junior forward Quinton Hooker had a game-high 20 potions and sophomore guard Isaiah McKay added 19 points.
Blaine senior guard Tanner Schumacher led the way for the home team with 15 points.