Boys Basketball: Lyons keeps rolling, blasts Hinsdale CentralHinsdale, IL - Friday, January 20, 2012: Lyons Township's Chris O'Reilly (22) drives the lane on Hinsdale Central's Rigas Pappas (21). | Steve Johnston~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 20, 2012 9:31PM
Lyons won its fifth consecutive game with a 66-54 victory at Hinsdale Central Friday night.
Kenneth Smith has been Lyons’ leading scorer during its four-game winning streak, but everyone seemed to contribute for its fifth win in a row Friday night.
Chris O’Reilly and Matt Robare scored a game-high 14 points each and Chris Antalek added a career-high 13 points and nine rebounds as Lyons kept its win streak alive with a 66-54 win at Hinsdale Central.
Lyons (7-9, 3-2) won its third consecutive game in the West Suburban Silver. Lyons won its season opener and then lost seven straight.
Against the Devils, Lyons made 8 of 19 three-pointers.
“We have to do it as a team,” Lyons coach Tom Sloan said.
Both teams combined to make five three-pointers in the first six baskets of the game, but Lyons’ 2-3 zone took the Devils (9-6, 2-3) out of it in the second quarter. Lyons scored eight consecutive points midway through the period and opened a 26-18 lead. Lyons led 35-24 at halftime.
The Devils shot 4 of 13 from the floor in the second quarter and 3 of 13 in the third quarter.
“I thought we got good looks,” Devils coach Nick Latorre said. “We didn’t shoot that well. In the game, I thought our defense was poor. We didn’t defend well.”
Brad Anlauf led Hinsdale with 12 points, but second leading scorer Tom Garvin had one point in the first half and finished with 10 overall.
O’Reilly scored 13 of his points in the first half for Lyons, which hasn’t lost sine a 72-57 defeat to St. Francis Dec. 29 at York’s Tosh Holiday Classic.
“It’s a good feeling for the whole team,” Antalek said “That’s our offense. We are a bunch of hustlers. We’re going to keep going. At practice, we keep working hard every time.”
The Devils scored 11 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to come within 53-46, but Lyons responded with three free throws and would not allow Hinsdale to get any closer.
“Every game we come out playing well helps build our confidence,” Sloan said. “We’ve won our fifth in a row and 6 of 8 since Christmas.”