Boys Basketball: Seton undone by Carver
By Marcus Pass For Sun-Times Media February 26, 2014 11:12PM
Led by Charles Johnson’s 31-point performance, Carver defeated Seton 89-76 in front of its home crowd in a Class 2A regional semifinal.
Carver will meet either Fenger or Illiana Christian at 7 p.m. Friday for the regional title.
Seton jumped out to a 10-3 lead, but it was all Carver after that. The Challengers, who took a 39-32 lead into halftime, opened the third quarter with a 19-7 blitz.
After scoring just nine points in the first half, Johnson took it upon himself to get going in the second half.
“It’s the playoffs. This could have been our last game, so I stepped up,” he said.
Carver coach Kevin Brown wasn’t sure how his team would come out after a two-week layoff since playing in the Public League Tournament.
“I was worried about the rust, but we’ve had really good practices,” Brown said. “Chuck had it going (Wednesday). If he goes, then we go as well.”
Henry Tiggs added 18 points and blocked three shots for the Challengers.
Christopher Seaton scored 32 points and Eron Evans added 20 for the Sting.
Seton coach Justin Domingo said his team played a roller-coaster game and couldn’t take advantage of missed opportunities.
“We couldn’t convert when we got stops and missed layups killed our momentum,” Domingo said. “We played a great team. They’re well-coached. They played hard.”