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Boys Basketball: Crete-Monee trims King at McDipper

Updated: January 29, 2013 6:23AM



With Laquon Treadwell hampered by foul trouble, Crete-Monee reminded the McDipper crowd that it’s no one-man show.

The Warriors, led by Marvie Keith’s 16 points, put three scorers in double figures Thursday to dispatch King 54-44 in the first McDipper quarterfinal.

Mark Conner had 13 points and Tyler Williams contributed 10 for Crete-Monee (11-1). Treadwell, coming off 25 points on 10-of-10 shooting against Thornton in his first McDipper game, sat most of the second frame with his second foul. He was on the bench for the final 6:08 of the third after getting his third foul. He finished with seven points.

Keith used Treadwell’s absence to showcase his speed and athleticism going to the rack. He raced the length of the court for buckets as time expired in each of the second and third quarters.

“We were getting up and down the court and the lane was open, so I just took what was there,” Keith said. “Coach (Tom Cappel) told us to keep pushing it, and that’s what we did.”

The victory gives Crete-Monee a chance to avenge last season’s runner-up finish to Bloom. The Warriors meet the Blazing Trojans in the first McDipper semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday.

“We didn’t go as deep as we can go. We thought (King) was a little quicker, so we stuck with seven or eight guys and got it done,” Cappel said. “Treadwell didn’t have the greatest game (Thursday), but his presence causes problems.

For King (10-4), Xavier Robinson had 16 points. Sheldon Perkins came off the bench to score 12 and pull down nine boards.

Tied at 18 in the second period, Crete-Monee went on a 11-0 run.

Bolingbrook 73, Thornton 57: Justin Montgomery had 18 points and D’Andre Fuller scored 15 to lead Thornton (3-7) in the consolation quarterfinal.

Phillips 71, Tinley Park 64: Vince Gooden had 18 points and six rebounds to pace Tinley Park (4-8) in the consolation quarterfinal.

Joliet Central 55, Rich Central 46: Jalen Miller and Will Berry scored 11 points apiece for Rich Central (4-8) in the consolation quarterfinal.



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