Boys Basketball: Minooka handles Plainfield Central
By Logan Malloy For Sun-Times Media February 25, 2013 11:00PM
Updated: March 27, 2013 6:16AM
With a stunning third-quarter output, Jacob Hogen became the first player in Minooka history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
Hogen torched Plainfield Central for 13 points in the first four minutes of the third quarter and finished with a team-high 18 points as No. 8 Minooka dispatched Plainfield Central 65-50 Monday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A Thornwood Regional.
The Indians advance to play Lincoln-Way North on Wednesday at Thornwood.
“It was very exciting,” Hogen said. “I wasn’t really keeping track during the game but coach (Scott Tanaka) called a timeout right after and I got congratulated by all my teammates. So I’ve just got to thank them. Thank (Perry Jones) for running a great point guard, thank Darrin (Myers) for running great at the point and helping me out to get that milestone.”
Jones added six points and six assists, while Myers netted 16 points for Minooka (17-13).
During Hogen’s torrid third-quarter stretch, the senior splashed five consecutive shots and drilled three three-pointers. He also showed a feathery touch on a floater while attacking the rim.
It was Minooka’s third victory over Plainfield Central (7-20) this season. The Wildcats were paced by Curtis Harrington (18 points) and Logan Velasquez (14 points).