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Boys Basketball: Thornton motors past Lincoln-Way Central 52-36

Updated: February 27, 2014 6:44AM



THE SKINNY

After looking a step slow in the first half, Justin Taylor helped Thornton find the throttle in the third quarter en route to a victory in the SouthWest Suburban Red.

TURNING POINT

Lincoln-Way Central’s Brad Bass buried a three-pointer to bring the Knights to within five in the pivotal third frame, but Thornton answered with a 16-4 scoring spell fueled by Taylor’s reverse layup and two-handed jam to seize a 39-22 advantage.

THE STAR

Taylor scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter after an 0-for-7 showing from the field. The 6-foot-6 senior added eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

BY THE NUMBERS

Keondre Woods led Thornton (11-4, 5-1) with 13 points, and Jamani Pierce chalked up nine points and seven rebounds. Bass netted a game-high 15 points for Central (9-8, 2-4), while Kevin Mampe added nine.

QUOTABLE

“I didn’t come out with as much energy as I usually do in the first half. So I wanted to come out hot in the second half and play how I know I can play.” — Taylor

Logan Malloy



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