Boyle, Grayslake Central start fast
Updated: March 23, 2011 9:40AM
Casey Boyle, an emerging 6-8 junior, scored 13 of his 17 points in the first quarter to spark a 25-9 first-quarter surge, and Grayslake Central went on to beat visiting Glenbrook South 65-52 on Saturday in a nonconference game.
The Rams (9-8) host Woodstock North on Tuesday and powerful Crystal Lake Central on Thursday in Fox Valley Fox play.
Glenbrook South (7-11) has now lost four straight and will host Wheeling on Tuesday.
Grayslake hit 11 of 18 shots from the field in the first quarter in building the lead and was up 33-24 at halftime. After the Rams scored the first six points of the third quarter, Glenbrook South could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Jordan Taylor had 20 points to lead Grayslake Central, and C.J. Stempeck added 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Rams made 27 of 54 shots from the field, and were 7-of-7 from the foul line.
Glenbrook South got 19 points from Corey McMahon who hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Jack Ryan had 13 points, and Justin Busiel, a sophomore forward, had 13 points and seven rebounds. As a team, Glenbrook South was 19-of-55 shooting, and 6=for-20 from behind the three-point line.
"We know we're going to have some troubles against teams with size. That's OK as long as on the offensive end, we handle the ball on every possession and hit outside shots from the start of the game," said Glenbrook South coach Scott Nemecek. "We're getting good looks, but our shooters aren't converting. It's very frustrating because other teams are doing it to us."