High school boys basketball: Dundee-Crown uses fast start to beat Crystal Lake Central
CARPENTERSVILLE – Crystal Lake Central might have felt as if it was seeing the same few plays from Dundee-Crown on a video loop in the first half.
The Chargers would grab a steal or a rebound and take off for an easy bucket on the other end. Fifteen of D-C’s 19 field goals came within a few feet of the basket.
“I knew we scored a lot,” Chargers coach Lance Huber said. “We only had 45 in our whole other game (Wednesday against McHenry). We had a bunch of layups, Jordan (Hairston) got some, Gabe (Bergeron) was there, Jack (Orndahl) went to the basket hard. Central’s a tough team and our guys came out and played well.”
The pace slowed for both teams in the second half, but D-C was never in trouble as it won, 59-50, in a Fox Valley Conference game Friday. The Chargers (7-9 overall, 4-3 FVC) stopped a six-game losing streak, while Central (10-6, 4-3) lost for only the second time in eight games.
“In the first half, we kept our composure, kept moving the ball and scored off of turnovers,” said Hairston, who finished with 14 points. “That got us up there and got the energy to keep us moving.”