Boys Basketball Proviso West Holiday Tournament Semifinals: Morgan Park routs Fenwick
By BILL HARRISON For Sun-Times Media December 28, 2013 11:14PM
Kain Harris of Morgan Park drives the paint over Fenwick. Worsom Robinson/For Sun-Times Media.
Updated: January 30, 2014 6:53AM
Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin said it after Friday’s win over Maine South that every night it’s going to be somebody else who leads the Mustangs to victory.
Thursday it was Josh Cunningham (37 points) against T.F. South, Friday it was Kain Harris (nine 3-pointers) against Maine South, and Saturday against Fenwick in a Proviso West Holiday Tournament quarterfinal it was a more balanced attack during their 77-60 win. He’ll take all of the above.
The Mustangs (9-1) advance to the 8 p.m. Monday semifinal against Bogan for a shot to avenge their only loss of the season.
“War,” Irvin said. “That’s all I’m going to say. We are back at full strength so we are ready to roll.”
The team is starting to come around and believe in each other and that’s something we stressed last year.”
Cunningham had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Charlie Moore added 16, Harris chipped in 12, and Alonzo Chatman finished with 10.
The Friars (10-3) were paced by Tom Planek’s 18 points, and Mike Smith’s 17 points. Planek was playing with a broken nose he suffered in the Friday night win against Rockford Auburn.
With the Friars up 14-12 in the first quarter, the Mustangs took the lead for good behind a 15-0 run for a 27-14 lead early in the second. Moore had 7 points during the run while Chatman and Jarrin Randall each added three-pointers.
The Friars started the third quarter with an 11-4 run to close within 45-39 but would get no closer the rest of the way. Planek had four during the run while Smith and Kevin Owens each hit three’s.
“We wanted to come out and get the win so we can play them,” Cunningham said. “Last time they beat us at our house and it was the first loss at our house in a long time and we want to get them back for that.”