Boys Basketball: Wheaton Academy shoots past Marmion in SCC Blue battleMarmion Academy's Colin Kavanaugh is fouled from behind by Wheaton Academy's Gordon Behr on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. | Donnell Collins~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 24, 2012 10:48PM
Cameron Harvey has had nights of the prolific-scoring variety, but even he couldn’t figure out what happened against host Marmion on Friday night.
The Wheaton Academy senior and Eastern Illinois recruit was way deep in a zone, scoring 22 of his game-high 24 points in the first half to help the Warriors close out the regular season with a 69-50 win.
Harvey nailed five three-pointers in the first half and scored 11 in each period as Wheaton Academy (17-9, 9-1 Suburban Christian Blue) shot 58 percent (14-for-24) from the field and combined for seven treys. His output almost matched that of the entire Cadets squad as the Warriors scored 24 second-quarter points to bolt to a 39-23 lead.
“I didn’t know how many I had,” Harvey said. “I was just going with the flow. I’m sorry I can’t give more information about it, I guess was just feeling it, that’s all I can say.”
Harvey took an elbow to the neck late in the third quarter and spent much of the rest of the game on the bench, but the Warriors didn’t miss a beat. Gordon Behr tossed in 13 of his 16 points in the second half while Collin Roy posted 13.
The Warriors had it dialed in from behind the three-point arc, hitting 10 of their 19 attempts.
“We shot the ball well,” said Warriors coach Paul Ferguson. “We had some open shots and knocked them down.”
Marmion hung in there for the game’s first 10 minutes but Harvey’s outburst just got too much to keep up with. With Colin Kavanaugh scoring eight points and Ryan Glasgow adding four, the Cadets trailed just 15-12 after the first quarter, but were done in by a second period where they made just four of their 13 attempts.
Kavanaugh finished with a team-high 17 for Marmion, A.J. Bohr came off the bench for 11 and Glasgow finished with eight. Marmion finished its regular season at 14-13 and 5-5 in league play.