Boys Basketball: Malik Yarbrough leads Zion-Benton to comeback win
Updated: December 11, 2011 12:39AM
Milik Yarbrough had 24 points and Zion-Benton rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat host Lake Forest 47-45 on Saturday in a North Suburban Lake game.
The Zee-Bees (4-4 overall, 1-2 in the league) caught the Scouts (3-3 overall, 0-2 in the league) at 34-34 through three quarters, and took the lead for good when Yarbrough hit 1-of-2 free throws to make it 46-45 with 21 seconds left.
Lake Forest’s John Hayes missed a shot and Yarbrough rebounded and was fouled.
He again hit 1-of-2 free throws with six seconds left to complete the scoring. Lake Forest’s Thomas Durrett missed a three-pointer from the corner at the buzzer.
Zion used a full-court press in the third quarter to force six turnovers and turn the game around.
“The third quarter, of course, was a very important quarter for us,” said Z-B coach Don Kloth. “We’re still a very inexperienced team that is in the process of playing better. We showed more patience on offense tonight and Milik started showing some leadership on the court and during timeouts.”
Curtis Cook, a 6-7 center, had 13 points for the Zee-Bees.
Lake Forest was led by 6-7 freshman Evan Boudreau, who started and scored 13 points while grabbing 10 boards. Hayes also had 13 points.
For the game, Zion was 15-of-45 shooting from the field and 15-of-32 from the foul line.
Lake Forest was 15-of-42 shooting from the field.
Zion will be back in action Thursday against Lake Zurich. Lake Forest is at Warren next Friday.