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    • Local roundup: Nimari Burnett big as Morgan Park comes back to beat Curie
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      Local roundup: Nimari Burnett big as Morgan Park comes back to beat Curie

      The situation called for caution, which isn't really Morgan Park's thing. Nimari Burnett had already shot the Mustangs back into the game Friday night at Chicago State, and he delivered the backbreaker as well. Burnett, a freshman, scored nine points in the fourth quarter on three timely 3-pointers, and No. 4 Morgan Park trailed for three quarters before storming back to beat No. 3 Curie 53-46 in the Public League semifinals. Ayo Dosunmu scored 15 points and Romelo Burrell added 13 points and seven rebounds as the Mustangs (19-4) earned a rubber match with Simeon in the final. The highly successful Red South rivals have never met in the title game. "I am used to all the bright lights," said Burnett,