The Rockford Christian boys basketball team took 2nd place in Marengo's E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic tournament. The Royals lost to the Elgin Maroons, 64-58.
The Nichols tournament wraps up just two days before Christmas, and is one of many regional holiday basketball events taking place this week, with more to come after the holiday.
DeKalb and Eastland will host their own boys hoops tournaments after the 25th, while the Algonquin Jacobs-hosted Hinkle Classic ends on Saturday, and the title game will feature the 10-0 Boylan Titans, who beat Barrington in Wednesday's semifinals, 72-55.