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Watch the Red Devils begin play at the Proviso West Tournament on High School Cube. Game time 2:00PM on 12/22 against Proviso East. You can find the game at the following link.
by Rob Valentine
— Hinsdale Central displayed a different way to win on Thursday night as the Red Devils defeated Proviso West 72-48 in a West Suburban Silver home game.
The Panthers (3-4, 1-2) came into the Hinsdale Central gym determined to speed up the pace and the Red Devils (6-1, 2-0) didn’t blink an eye.
The Red Devils’ two senior big men — 6-8 Matt Rafferty and 6-7 George Kiernan — shined brightest, combining for 38 points.
“We haven’t had a game this fast paced but I think playing different styles is a great way to keep winning,” Rafferty said. “The more styles we can win in, the better we will be.”
“It’s important to be able to hang with the up-tempo teams,” Kiernan added. “Playing at this high speed is great exposure for us and shows that we can play ... READ MORE
Daily Herald report
Hinsdale Central senior Matt Rafferty has earned Daily Herald boys basketball MVP honors for his recent career-best 39-point performance in a victory over Notre Dame.
Matt Rafferty, Hinsdale Central: Rafferty did it all in a 74-70 victory over previously unbeaten Notre Dame. The 6-foot-7 senior scored a personal-high 39 points on 15-of-18 shooting from the field, including 4-of-4 3-point shooting. Rafferty grabbed 11 rebounds and dished 6 assists.
Payton Haas, Hersey: The senior guard had a night to remember, shooting 9-for-12 from the field and finishing with a season-high 26 points and 9 rebounds in a 64-50 victory over Elk Grove, handing the Grens their first Mid-Suburban East loss of the season.
Marquis Howard, West Aurora: The 5-foot-8 senior guard stood tall in a pair of Upstate Eight Valley Division wins. Howard made 10 of ... READ MORE
Notre Dame’s Joe Mooney and Hinsdale Central’s Matt Rafferty have played on the same Chicago LockDown AAU team for the last three years. They’ve grown close as they’ve both developed into Division I prospects.
Mooney said he has never seen the 6-8 forward shoot the ball from the perimeter as well as he did in Hinsdale Central’s 74-70 victory over the Dons on Saturday night.
Rafferty went 15-of-18 from the field, and he was a perfect 5-for-5 on 3-pointers for the Red Devils (5-1). Rafferty finished with 39 points and 11 rebounds.
After the game, Mooney added that his good friend is impossible to guard when he’s shooting the ball as well as he did against the Dons (6-1).
“He’s an unbelievable player,” said Mooney, who finished with 37 points. “He plays so smart. He finishes. He gets to the ... READ MORE