Wildcats on the "Marks" in win
Updated: March 23, 2011 9:40AM
Plainfield North was slapped with an intentional and a technical foul, which turned into four points for Plainfield Central in its 74-70 Southwest Prairie Conference home win Friday.
The turn of events happened with 2:38 to play in the fourth quarter and Plainfield North leading 59-56.
After Derrick Marks and Zach Warner each hit a pair of free throws, Justin Scanlan hit a jump shot to make it six straight points and a 62-59 Wildcat lead.
"They took advantage of our mistakes and we took advantage of theirs," Plainfield Central coach Steve Lamberti said. "To get six straight points, I'm proud of our guys. That's a tough situation. I feel bad. It was the heat of the moment and I hate when officials have to make a call like that, even if it's the right thing to do. All we could do is take advantage of that. We weren't going to say, No, thank you.' "
"That was a big swing in the game," Plainfield North coach Nick DiForti said. "In a close game like that, you can't do that. I wish he would have maintained his composure. That killed us."
"I made my two free throws, Zach made his two free throws, then somebody else scored," Marks said. "That was a six-point swing right there."
Marks, a Boise State University recruit, finished with 38 points, which included 13 of 19 from the free-throw line.
Jack Krieger led North with 22 points.