Boys Basketball: Bishop McNamara KOs Reed-Custer
By Dennis Nelson For Sun-Times Media February 22, 2013 10:24PM
Reed-Custer's Tyler Foote (52) is fouled in by Bishop McNamara's Mitch O'Brien. | Ray Luna~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 25, 2013 6:34AM
What could have been a spark turned into a curse for Reed-Custer during its Class 2A regional championship game Friday against Bishop McNamara in Braidwood.
Tyler Schoonover, of Reed-Custer, buried a halfcourt shot at the first-quarter horn. That preceded a 29-2 McNamara run, which paved the way for a 100-54 victory.
No. 1 seed McNamara (19-10) won its second straight regional title and advanced to face St. Joseph Ogden in a Tolono Unity sectional semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. No. 3 seed Reed-Custer ended the season 9-21.
“Did you get the number of that truck?” Reed-Custer coach Mark Porter said. “I’m not going to make a prediction or anything like that, but they are going to go a long way. You can look up at the scoreboard and see that.”
McNamara scored the first 13 points of the game. Connor Anderson’s three-pointer finally started the scoring for the Comets with 2:45 to play in the first quarter.
Schoonover’s halfcourt heave cut the Irish lead to 17-11 after eight minutes. McNamara left no doubt in the second quarter, outscoring Reed-Custer 29-5 to take a 46-16 lead at the break. McNamara’s lead was 71-29 after three quarters.
Eric Robinson, one of nine seniors on the Reed-Custer roster, led the Comets with 10 points.