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Boys Basketball: Lincoln-Way West falls to Bradley 67-63 in overtime

Updated: February 27, 2014 6:44AM



THE SKINNY

Bradley rallied from five points down in the final 50 seconds to force overtime and the Boilermakers went on to defeat host Lincoln-Way West in the SouthWest Suburban Red.

TURNING POINT

The Boilermakers (12-2, 5-1) used a three-pointer from Micah Bradford to cut the Warriors’ lead to 56-54. Jon Marotta’s layup made it 58-54 in favor of Lincoln-Way West (9-6, 3-3) before baskets from Bradley’s Zachary Hollywood and Levester Harris tied the game and sent it to overtime. Bradford’s three-pointer to start overtime gave Bradley a lead it would not reliquish.

THE STAR

Bradford came off the bench to score eight points in the final minute of regulation and the first two minutes of overtime.

BY THE NUMBERS

Hollywood led Bradley with 20 points. The Warriors’ Hayden Witt led all scorers with 23 points. Lincoln-Way West freshman Marco Pettinato had 17 points. The Boilermakers outrebounded the Warriors 33-28, including 18-5 on the offensive glass.

QUOTABLE

“We have to learn from this loss and bounce back. Give Bradley credit. They could have quit. They didn’t, and that’s why they are tied for first in the conference.” — Lincoln-Way West coach Jon White

Mike Fitzgerald



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