Boys Basketball: Gavin Schilling, De La Salle too much for Oswego East
Updated: November 22, 2011 9:53PM
De La Salle’s boys basketball team is a squad that likes to get up and down the court quickly.
So when the No. 6 Meteors realized that Oswego East was ready to play that kind of game in the second round of the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Naperville North Tuesday, they were ready.
De La Salle took a 13-point halftime lead and stretched it to 28 points in cruising to a 70-47 win to improve
“Their tempo was our tempo,” Meteors coach Tom White said. “They wanted to get athletic and get up and down and that helped us, because that’s what we need to do.”
After Oswego East took a 6-4 lead in the first quarter, De La Salle (2-0) adjusted to the Wolves’ zone defense and ended the quarter on an 11-2 run to take control of the game. A 14-0 run in the third put the game away for good.
Junior Gavin Schilling led De La Salle with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The entire starting five had at least eight points apiece. Alvin Ellis scored 15 and Marcus White added 12 in support of Schilling’s effort.
“We work very well as a team and everybody on the team does their job,” Schilling said. “We just work well together and have great team chemistry. I’m just doing my job, working hard every night. That’s what I strive for every game, to do my best, and that’s what I did tonight.”
Nick Marema led the Wolves (1-1) with 12 points.
“I thought our guys played hard tonight, but they just didn’t play smart,” Oswego East coach Jason Buckley said. “That was disappointing. We kind of had that deer in the headlights look about us. We’d like to think that we weren’t intimidated, and I don’t think anybody is going to admit that they were intimidated, but there was some of that out there.”