Boys Basketball: Moon sparkles as Romeoville defeats Kennedy
By Scott Ehling For Sun-Times Media January 4, 2013 10:58PM
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:25AM
Beware of the full Moon.
Romeoville guard Jimmy Moon hit seven consecutive three-pointers spanning three quarters and finished with a game-high 29 points Friday night leading Romeoville to a 49-37 victory over visiting Kennedy.
Moon connected on 9-of-15 shots from the floor, including 7-of-12 treys. James Boyd chipped in nine points for Romeoville (4-11).
“When I hit the first three I knew I was going to have a good game,” Moon said. “My teammates did a good job of delivering me the ball when I was open.”
Rob Walus led the Crusaders with 11 points. Hamza Hasan added 10.
“Thank goodness for Jimmy because overall we were pretty disappointed with the way we played,” Romeoville coach Jeff Bambule said. “Give them (Kennedy) credit because they came out and played hard and handled our pressure.”
After both teams shook off early shooting woes, Moon’s third three-pointer extended the Romeoville lead to 11-6 with 1:25 left in the opening quarter.
“If I’m open, I want the ball but I’m more than willing to get others the ball for a better shot,” Moon said.
Kennedy (7-6) was able to tie the game at 16 when Walus connected on a three-pointer with less than 30 seconds left in the half.
Moon was the story in the second half as he connected on four straight threes during the first four minutes in the third quarter, with his fourth giving the Spartans their biggest lead in the game at 30-20 with 4:12 remaining. Moon would go on to score all 16 points in the quarter for Romeoville, who led 32-27 after three.
The Crusaders got as close as 36-32 after a Hasan layup with 5:01 left in the game. Moon was perfect on four free throws in the final minute for the Spartans.
“We tried to overplay him (Moon) and some bad defensive plays allowed him to get open,” Kennedy coach Kurt Kerrigan said.