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Boys Basketball: 300th career win for Eisenhower’s Curta

Eisenhower's Maurice Ousley Bremen's Mack Holder battle during Friday's game. | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media

Eisenhower's Maurice Ousley and Bremen's Mack Holder battle during Friday's game. | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 9, 2014 6:46AM



THE SKINNY

A big third quarter dealt Bremen (4-1, 0-1) its first loss and gave Eisenhower coach Mike Curta his 300th career coaching win in the South Suburban Red opener for both teams Friday in Blue Island. Eisenhower improved to 3-2 overall.

TURNING POINT

Leading 47-45 at the half, Eisenhower went on an 18-6 run and never looked back. Calvionate Washington scored nine points during the run, including back-to-back three-pointers that allowed the Cardinals to take a 65-51 lead. Eisenhower led by double digits the rest of the way.

THE STARS

Khalil Williams had 23 points, including a three-pointer that gave the hosts a 100-79 lead with 2:10 left in the game. Washington hit three three-pointers during the first 3:23 of the second half.

BY THE NUMBERS

Four Cardinals reached double figures in scoring — Williams (23), Washington (17), Kyle London (12) and Kaylin Hawkins (11). Bremen’s Deamonta Carpenter and Mack Holder, who left the game late with an injury, each scored 31.

QUOTABLE

“It means I’ve had a lot of great players and I should have won more games. That’s my fault.” — Curta, on reaching 300 career wins.

Dennis Nelson



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