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Boys Basketball: Thornwood uses late run to beat Lincoln-Way Central 50-40

Lincoln-Way Central's Alex Parks fakes out Thornwood's Donte Thomas during Friday's game. | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media

Lincoln-Way Central's Alex Parks fakes out Thornwood's Donte Thomas during Friday's game. | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 16, 2014 6:49AM



THE SKINNY

Thornwood scored 16 straight points late in the fourth quarter to put away pesky Lincoln-Way Central in a SouthWest Suburban crossover Friday in New Lenox. Thornwood won its fifth straight game to run its record to 5-2. Lincoln-Way Central dropped to 4-2.

TURNING POINT

Leading 38-36, Lincoln-Way Central missed a pair of 1-and-1 opportunities and turned it over after gaining the offensive rebound on the second missed free throw. Thornwood’s Donte Thomas nailed a three-pointer at the other end, igniting a 16-0 run.

THE STARS

Thomas had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Rashaad Alexander and Kaliph Fagan chipped in nine points each for the Thunderbirds. Brad Bass tallied 17 points and pulled down 11 boards, while Alex Parks chipped in 11 points for the Knights.

BY THE NUMBERS

The game featured five ties and eight lead changes, the last coming with 2:22 left in the game. Neither team led by more than three points until the final 1:15.

QUOTABLE

“I knew at some point in time we were going to
make a run. We got one. We were able to distance ourselves and get a good road win.” — Thornwood coach Paul Slavich

Dennis Nelson



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