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Boys Basketball: Thornton stings Lincoln-Way West

Lincoln-Way West's Marco Pettina(25) is fouled under basket by Thornton's JustTaylor (33) Harvey Friday January 10 2014. | Jim Boyce/For

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

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Updated: February 13, 2014 6:46AM



Thornton 84, Lincoln-Way West 51

THE SKINNY

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.

TURNING POINT

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 STAR

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.

QUOTABLE

“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

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