Boys Basketball: Homewood-Flossmoor turns back Joliet Central
By Tim Tierney For Sun-Times Media January 10, 2014 11:24PM
Updated: February 13, 2014 6:45AM
H-F 56, Joliet Central 47
Homewood-Flossmoor opened a 21-point lead in the first half and went on to the SouthWest Suburban Blue victory. Joliet Central narrowed the gap to 49-41 with 2:33 to play, the closest the host Steelmen would get.
H-F (7-5, 3-1) put together a 17-0 run to start the second quarter and go ahead 31-10. Destin Barnes was a force in the period with 10 points and five rebounds. Tai Odiase had five points and four boards in the second quarter.
Barnes, a 6-foot-5 junior, finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
BY THE NUMBERS
H-F’s Davon Smith contributed 10 points and eight rebounds. The 6-8 Odiase had eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Jonah Coble led Joliet Central (11-5, 3-2) with 22 points. Jarvis Northington had seven points and 10 rebounds.
“We were really happy how our guys came out. The intensity we had on the press, the way we rotated. Our top three guys on the press — Davon Smith, Dorian McCraney and Jaylen Thompson — they were phenomenal. Destin Barnes had a great game. He’s come a long way.’’ — H-F coach Jim McLaughlin