Lockport locks out L-W East
By Scott Ehling For Sun-Times Media January 17, 2014 10:08PM
Updated: February 20, 2014 6:42AM
Lockport 44, Lincoln-Way East 37
Trailing at home entering the fourth quarter, Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. was hoping his Porters would respond, and they did. Lockport (9-6, 3-1) limited Lincoln-Way East to just one basket in the final period in the SouthWest Suburban Blue.
Lockport forward Gehrig Hollatz came off the bench to drain a three-pointer that gave the Porters the lead for good at 36-35 with 2:40 left in the game. It was a double whammy for Lincoln-Way East (4-11, 0-4) as center Keith Gavin fouled out on the play, meaning any size that the Griffins had on the court was lost.
Lockport forward John Campbell scored a team-high 11 points (5-of-10 shooting) and caused two huge East turnovers down the stretch. Campbell’s ability to crash the offensive board throughout the game was invaluable.
BY THE NUMBERS
Lockport was 15-of-45 from the floor East’s 9-of-25. The 20 extra shots for Lockport were a direct result of its ability to get offensive rebounds over the smaller Griffins. Lockport’s Deiondre Taylor was the only other Porter in double figures with 10 points. Jake Attar led East with nine points.
“I give my kids credit for sticking with it and not giving up, even though I know they were frustrated with Lincoln-Way East’s zone defense.” — Thompson