Boys Basketball: Tinley Park overruns Andrew
By Randy Whalen For Sun-Times Media January 29, 2014 9:44PM
Tinley Park's Kelvin Dorsey dunks against Andrew Wednesday at Tinley Park High School. | Jean Lachat/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 3, 2014 4:22PM
Tinley Park was looking for a spark.
The Titans found it in Cory Stanback. The sophomore point guard was moved up to the varsity last week and made his first start Wednesday night.
Stanback scored 12 points and was one of five Tinley Park players in double digits as the host Titans jumped out to a huge early lead and cruised past Andrew 80-51 in the teams’ annual crosstown clash.
“It was a great experience,” Stanback said of his start. “I feel I’ve worked hard to get to where I’m at and I feel like I’ve proven myself.
“My teammates were getting on me because I’m the younger one. I just wanted to play hard. I feel like I can help the team.”
Femi Elutilo led Tinley Park (6-10) with 17 points. He had 12 points in the first half as the Titans led the whole way.
With the Titans leading 6-4, Elutilo scored four straight points to key an 11-0 run. Tinley Park led 19-5 after one quarter.
Leading 19-7, the Titans went on a 10-0 run, keyed by a three-pointer by Elutilo. They led 46-22 at halftime and led by as many as 39 points in the fourth quarter.
Andrew (3-13) lost for the 12th straight time. The Thunderbolts had 26 turnovers, 16 in the first half.
“I think was a statement,” Elutilo said. “We played very well, we played to our potential. Our pressure really got to them.”
Devon Scott scored 12 points, Kelvin Dorsey had 11 and Billy Johnson added 10 for the Titans, who had 11 different players score.
Gino Karopulos led Andrew with 11 points and eight rebounds. Ty’Shon Mosley scored nine points and Jarvion Franklin and Jerimie Richards each contributed eight points.
“It was humbling,” Andrew coach Mike O’Halloran said. “They played harder than us. I tried to stop the bleeding by calling timeouts (four in the first half), but we have to take care of the ball. You can’t expect to be in a high school basketball game making 26 turnovers.”