Boys Basketball: Carl Terrell leads Joliet West past Lockport
January 25, 2013 11:42PM
Joliet West's Carl Terrell puts up a shot over the hands of Lockport's Matt Baran. | Larry Kane~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:45AM
THE STAR: Joliet West guard Carl Terrell (above) scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, when he nailed four of his five three-pointers, to help break open an offensively challenged game.
THE MOMENT: West senior guard Ryan Modiest helped spark a 12-0 run with one of his three third-quarter three-pointers, and moments later stole the ball in the frontcourt and hit teammate Morris Dunnigan with a perfect behind-the-back feed for a layup. The run turned the Tigers’ 22-20 deficit into a 32-22 lead.
THE QUOTE: “Coach Thompson (Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr.) knows how to game plan for us. The first half was really great defense on both sides. Then we started hitting shots in the third quarter, everybody started rebounding better and diving for the ball more.” — Joliet West’s Carl Terrell.
THE BREAKDOWN: No. 1 West (12-5, 5-2) trailed its SouthWest Suburban Blue rival 12-11 in a taffy pull of a first half. Lockport (5-14, 3-4) held the Tigers to 4-of-20 shooting in the half. But Terrell made a late three-pointer in the second quarter and he and Modest (11 points) shot Lockport out of range in the second half. John Campbell scored 21 points for the Porters.