Boys Basketball: Bolingbrook overwhelms Romeoville
By Tina Akouris firstname.lastname@example.org December 18, 2012 10:42PM
Romeoville's Christian Diaz trys to escape Bolingbrook's T.J. Spencer. | John Patsch~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 20, 2013 6:19AM
When Ben Moore grabbed the opening tip and scored on a layup two seconds into Bolingbrook’s game Tuesday night vs. visiting Romeoville, the onslaught started as the Raiders rolled to a 64-34 victory.
The No. 4 Raiders (6-2) were so dominant that Moore’s opening layup got them started on a 15-0 run. Bolingbrook led 19-3 at the end of the first quarter and 37-11 at halftime.
Romeoville (0-9) didn’t score until there was 1:30 remaining in the first quarter, when Jimmy Moon sank a three-pointer.
Moore scored just four points, playing just the first quarter. Bolingbrook coach Rob Brost pulled most of his starters in the first half.
Gage Davis led the Raiders with 12 points, while Johnathan Boatright chipped in 11. Julian Torres, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, added 10 points for Bolingbrook.
It was a performance that made Moore proud of his team’s reserves.
“The bench did a really good job. They played hard and kept us in the game, and they’ve kept us in games where (the starters) have been on the court, too,” Moore said. “It was very important because it builds our confidence as well as theirs. Everybody is buying into the same thing.”
Brost also was pleased with how the bench played, but said it might not have been the right time to try out any new offensive or defensive schemes, especially with the McDipper Tournament coming up next week.
“We basically wanted to do what we do and keep getting better at that,” Brost said. “The second and third units got a lot of time (Tuesday) and we are proud of their effort and how they played.”
Romeoville was led by Moon and Bobby Leach with six points apiece.