After losing three of its last four games, Hinsdale Central took advantage of poor-shooting Elgin with an easy victory Monday in the opening round of Wheaton North's Neibch Holiday Classic.
The Maroons (4-6) missed their first 15 shots to start the game and fell behind 25-3 until Maggie Powers made Elgin's first basket on a 17-foot jumper with 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
Leading scorer Gabrielle Rush had 17 points in barely more than one half of play for Hinsdale Central (7-3). Rush played for only a minute in the second half as the Devils led 39-9 at the break. Rush scored the final eight points in the first half.