Bolingbrook gives Joliet West some (Ben) Moore
February 16, 2013 12:54AM
Updated: March 18, 2013 6:51AM
THE STAR: Bolingbrook 6-foot-8 senior forward Ben Moore hit his final eight shots, including a 5-of-5 third quarter, when Bolingbrook began to open a lead over Joliet West. He finished with 20 points and six rebounds in the Raiders’ 71-58 win.
THE MOMENT: Moore had the ball at the free-throw line extended as the third quarter wound down. He beat his man off the dribble and rose up over West’s 6-foot-7 Andre Hardy for a resounding dunk and a 53-47 lead.
THE QUOTE: “Ben Moore was in the attack mode tonight and he is a match-up nightmare. You put a big on him and he takes him on the dribble. You put a smaller guy on him and he takes him down low.” — West coach Luke Yaklich
THE BREAKDOWN: Shortly after Moore’s dunk to end the third quarter, No. 3 Bolingbrook (17-7, 8-4 SouthWest Suburban Blue) went on a 12-0 run for an insurmountable 67-50 lead. The Raiders shot 69.6 percent in the second half to finish at .571 (28-of-49). Prentiss Nixon had 14 points and Shakur Triplett 12 for Bolingbrook. Ryan Modiest had 18, Morris Dunnigan 13 and Carl Terrell 11 for
No. 2 West (15-7, 8-4).