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Nequa Valley Cant Stop Hinsdale Central
By Stan Goff
Neuqua Valley's patented in-your-face defense has yet to find its groove, and as a result, the Wildcats have yet to find the win column.
The Wildcats dropped to 0-3 on the new year with a 70-60 defeat to a hot-shooting Hinsdale Central team in the final day of pool play at the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Oswego. The 2-1 Red Devils jumped ahead 15-3 behind four early 3-pointers, two of which came from Drew Shepherd.
Neuqua Valley then closed to within 17-11, but Hinsdale Central connected on 8 of 12 shots in the first quarter -- including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc -- to lead 24-17 after one quarter on its way to a 40-27 lead at the half.
"We really shot it extremely ... READ MORE
Chris Johnson admitted to having some butterflies before his first varsity basketball game on Monday night.
But by the second half the Naperville North sophomore already looked like a seasoned veteran.
Scoring 11 of his 15 points over the final two quarters, Johnson led the Huskies to a come-from-behind 57-46 victory over Hinsdale Central as part of the Hoops for Healing Tournament.
Johnson's three-point play with 2:26 remaining broke a 43-43 tie and kicked off a closing 14-3 run for Naperville North, which trailed 28-22 at halftime.
"At the beginning I was kind of nervous, but once we had the tipoff, it kind of all went away," Johnson said. "In the first half we knew what we were doing wrong. We made some adjustments at halftime and in the second half we ... READ MORE
Hinsdale Central Boys Basketball Starters Still
Getting to Know Each Other
By George Wilcox- Contact Reporter
Senior starting center Peter Blust said he believed one of the reasons for Hinsdale Central's season-opening loss on Monday, Nov. 23, was "first game jitters."
The 6-foot-6 Blust could relate as one of those players experiencing butterflies. The Red Devils' top returning scorer from last season's Class 4A sectional finalist shot 3-for-12 for eight points in a 57-46 loss to host Naperville North in Hinsdale Central's debut at the Hoops for Healing tournament.
Blust, who averaged 3.2 points last season, had a team-high eight rebounds and was limited to one basket in the second half after missing his first four attempts after intermission.
"We're a young team with not much experience," Blust said. "Throughout the season, you'll see us become ... READ MORE
Come out and support your varsity Red Devils as they face Naperville North in the Hoops for Healing Tournament season opener tonight at 7 PM at Naperville North High School! Go Red Devils!