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Boys Basketball: Thornton too much for Bradley

Jamani Pierce Thorntlays shot against Bradley-Bourbonnais ThorntFriday February 28th 2014 Harvey. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media

Jamani Pierce, of Thornton, lays in a shot against Bradley-Bourbonnais at Thornton, Friday, February 28th, 2014, in Harvey. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 3, 2014 6:41AM



Thornton 74, Bradley 52

THE SKINNY

The Wildcats (19-5, 12-2 SouthWest Suburban Red) went 13 players deep in the first half when they led 36-22. The Boilermakers (19-5, 10-4) couldn’t solve the Wildcats’ press and tenacious defense. The Wildcats Justin Taylor left the game in the second quarter with a leg injury and didn’t return,

TURNING POINT

Tied at 8, the Wildcats went on a 9-0 run and never looked back.

THE STAR

The Wildcats’ Brian Davis had a double-double off the bench, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

BY THE NUMBERS

Jamani Pierce and D’Quan Applewhite each had 12 points for the Wildcats. Micah Bradford led the Boilermakers with 15 points, Levester Harris added 10, while Zachary Hollywood had 11 points and five blocks. The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 30-15.

QUOTABLE

“I have 16 players, and any one of them can start. We’ve been practicing hard every day, going five-on-four. When we are out there five-on-five it’s a little easier.” — Thornton coach Troy Jackson

Bill Harrison



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