Boys Basketball: Andrew powers past Carver
Updated: December 28, 2011 6:27PM
Glorind Lisha shook off the rust for No. 9 Andrew Wednesday afternoon. The junior guard scored a game-high 22 points and made the pivotal play as the Thunderbolts beat Carver 55-42 in the opening round 3A/4A game in the Kankakee Holiday Tournament.
With 1:22 remaining in the first half, Lisha made a layup to tie the game at 16. He followed that by making a steal, then converting a putback to put the Thunderbolts (7-0) ahead for good.
“We started off slow,” Lisha said. “We weren’t used to that press. We got used to it in the second half and started playing our game.”
Their game came out in the third quarter when the Thunderbolts outscored Carter 17-12 for a 37-28 lead.
“We played two and a half quarters today,” Carver coach Johnnail Evans said. “We lost it at the guard spot.”
“We haven’t played a game in 12 days,” Andrew coach Mike O’Halloran said. “I knew we would be rusty. We made some adjustments at the half and played better.”
Jawad Adekoya scored six of his 12 points in the third quarter. His twin Jubril scored eight.
Michael Howell led Carver (2-7) with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Joshua Dean added 10 added points.
“Andrew was tested today,” said Evans, whose team reached the championship in the 2010 tournament. “They handled the test well. This should have been the championship game.”
Momence 59, Illiana Christian 56: Lamar Watson scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds for Momence (8-3). Brandon Martin had 22 for Illiana (4-6).