Boys Basketball: Lockport too much for Lincoln-Way Central
By Tina Akouris firstname.lastname@example.org January 4, 2013 11:02PM
Lockport's Grover Anderson hits a three pointer against Lincoln-Way Central. | Allen Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:29AM
At one point during Lockport’s 53-32 Southwest Suburban Blue victory over visiting Lincoln-Way Central, Porters coach Lawrence Thompson turned to his bench and expressed his frustration with all the three-pointers that were flying around the Lockport gym in the first quarter — six from both teams combined.
The treys weren’t just coming from the Porters, who ended up with eight. Some were from Lincoln-Way Central, which had five.
Three-pointers are all well and good, but Thompson didn’t want Lockport to live and die by the three.
“In the first half, that’s the most points we’ve scored (29) in a half in a long time,” Thompson said. “And that’s fool’s gold that three-point shot. My discussion at halftime was, ‘Which team is going to realize that you can’t win the game from out there?’ So we stuck to the defense and made a couple of adjustments.”
Lockport (5-9, 3-1) went from having a modest six-point advantage at the half to a whopping 12-point lead just four minutes into the third quarter, using an 8-2 run that was sparked by David Robinson’s four points.
Robinson finished with 17 points.
“We just knew we didn’t want to live by the three and die by the three because if we started missing them and they started making them then they would come back,” Robinson said. “We just ran out fast and tried to get the best shot we could get. We didn’t want them to score and we wanted to make sure they didn’t have a chance to come back (in the third quarter).”
Also scoring in double figures for Lockport was John Campbell with 11 points. Andrew Gosney added nine points.
Brad Bass led Lincoln-Way Central (7-8, 0-4) with 10 points. Joe Newtoff added nine.
No. 4 Brother Rice 57, Bishop McNamara 49: Alex Majewski tossed in 16 points to spearhead visiting Brother Rice (12-2, 4-1) in the Catholic League South. Jim Barista chipped in 14 points for the Crusaders and Quinn Niego scored 11.
No. 10 T.F. North 58, Argo 43: D.J. Deere had 15 points to spark visiting T.F. North (12-3, 5-0) in the South Suburban crossover. Nick Wood and Greg McClain added 11 points apiece for the Meteors. Tyler Mitchell had 16 points for Argo (6-8, 2-3).
Oak Forest 83, Eisenhower 75: Tom Shute scored 29 points and Tom Zale tacked on 16 in boosting visiting Oak Forest (6-9, 3-2) in the South Suburban crossover. Calviontae Washington provided 15 points for Eisenhower (2-8, 1-4).
Oak Lawn 43, Bremen 40: DeQwon McGowan’s three-pointer as time expired was the difference for host Oak Lawn (5-9, 1-4) in the South Suburban crossover. Shawn Cannon led the Spartans with 10 points and eight rebounds. McGowan added eight points. Marcus Geralds topped Bremen (6-7, 1-4) with 12 points.
Thornton 89, Lincoln-Way West 59: Rayshoun Bruce chalked up 22 points and Justin Taylor scored 17 to propel host Thornton (6-7, 4-0) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Lincoln-Way West fell to 1-13, 0-4.
Loyola 50, St. Laurence 36: Jim Schick contributed 12 points and five rebounds for visiting St. Laurence (5-12, 0-5) in the Catholic League North.
Bradley 58, Thornwood 55 (OT): Donte Thomas finished with 21 points for host Thornwood (7-7, 3-1) in the SouthWest Suburban Red.
No. 6 Mother McAuley 62, Queen of Peace 37: Lauren Carlson scored 22 points and Elizabeth Nye added 15 to lead host Mother McAuley (12-4, 3-0) in the GCAC Red.
Lemont 44, Richards 28: Jenny Hennig netted 12 points to guide host Lemont (10-6, 4-1) in the South Suburban crossover. Sydni Tears had a team-best nine points for Richards (6-7, 2-3).
Oak Forest 47, Eisenhower 22: Kelly McEathron poured in 15 points for host Oak Forest (8-8, 3-2) in the South Suburban crossover.
T.F. South 42, Illiana Christian 33: Kameron Dickens totaled 18 points to lift visiting T.F. South (5-10).
Bremen triangular: Javier Soto (170 pounds) had two pins in helping Bremen defeat Riverside-Brookfield 54-12 and Rich South 40-28.
Contributing: Josh Krockey
and Phil Arvia