Boys Basketball: Bolingbrook sinks Lincoln-Way Central
By Tina Akouris email@example.com December 1, 2012 12:32AM
Updated: January 3, 2013 10:56AM
As if getting chewed out by his coach at halftime weren’t bad enough, Bolingbrook star Ben Moore got a big scare in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 57-49 victory over Lincoln-Way Central on Friday in New Lenox.
With about eight seconds to play, Moore was driving the lane and attempting a layup when he collided with a Central player.
Moore flew into the padded wall behind the basket then fell to the floor, writhing in pain. It appeared that Moore was holding on to his leg or head, but he was able to get up on his own power and sat out the rest of the game.
“I think I was undercut a little bit,’’ said Moore, who scored a game-high 23 points.
No. 2 Bolingbrook came out flat in the first half and trailed 27-22 at halftime.
That was when coach Rob Brost decided his team needed a stern warning.
‘‘I let my guys have it at halftime, probably more than I ever have, but I think they deserved it with the way they were playing,’’ Brost said. ‘‘We were selfish with the ball and to a man we took bad shots in the first half. But in the second half we started sharing the ball, on the very first play.’’
Moore was held to six first-half points, but he erupted for eight during a 12-2 Bolingbrook run to start the third quarter.
The run gave the Raiders a 34-29 lead. Bolingbrook’s lead grew when Prentiss Nixon nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, giving Bolingbrook a 43-32 lead.
‘‘He wanted us to pick up the defensive intensity and take better shots,’’ Moore said. ‘‘We played our halfcourt offense a lot better in the second half, and we were sharing the ball a lot better.’’
Gage Davis chipped in 12 points for the Raiders (4-1, 1-0 SouthWest Suburban Blue), all on three-pointers.
Central (2-3, 0-1) was led by Alex Carlstrom with 11 points.