Boys Basketball: Thornton stings Lincoln-Way West
By Bill Harrison For Sun-Times Media January 10, 2014 11:40PM
Lincoln-Way West's Marco Pettinato (25) is fouled under the basket by Thornton's Justin Taylor (33) in Harvey Friday, January, 10, 2014. | Jim Boyce/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 13, 2014 6:46AM
Thornton 84, Lincoln-Way West 51
Fresh off a runner-up finish to Marian Catholic at the McDipper Tournament, Thornton (8-4, 3-1) got back on the winning track with the SouthWest Suburban Red victory over visiting West (8-4. 2-2). The Wildcats never trailed in the contest that featured just one tie, that at 3-3.
The Wildcats were up by 13 points at one point in the second quarter, saw the lead cut to 39-33, then went on a 13-0 run to take control.
The Wildcats’ 6-foot-6 Justin Taylor had 20 points, seven rebounds, three steals and three dunks, including one over 6-7 Jon Marotta.
BY THE NUMBERS
Joining Taylor in double figures were Jamani Pierce (12 points) and D’Quan Applewhite (11). The Warriors were led by Hayden Witt’s 20 points.
“I wrote on the blackboard ‘no letdowns’. I was concerned about this game; they (West’s players) were big and their record was the same as ours. We want to stay at a high level and keep it there for the rest of the season.” — Thornton coach Troy Jackson