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Boys basketball: Second-half turnovers cost Sycamore in loss to Dundee-Crown at Strombom tournament
SYCAMORE – After 10 lead changes and two ties in the first half, turnovers and poor shooting started to cost Sycamore as Dundee-Crown turned a one-point lead into a 54-35 win Wednesday in the Sycamore Leland G. Strombom Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The lead changed on the first seven possessions, and the biggest lead for either team in the first half was five points.
“Man, oh man, both teams just competed,” Sycamore coach Ryan Picolotti said. “I give credit to our guys and (Dundee-Crown coach) Lance (Huber’s) guys. Both teams played really hard.”
After a strong first quarter – 5-for-6 shooting, including four 3-pointers – the Spartans (1-1) missed their first eight shots of the second quarter.
But their defense was tough, holding the Chargers (2-0) to a lone 3-pointer in that stretch, escaping the slump down 18-15.
“We had some open looks, just didn’t make them,” Picolotti said. “They executed a little better than we did. But if we continue to play that hard, good things will happen.”
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