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Hinsdale Central edges Glenbard East
By Dave Oberhelman
This had nailbiter written all over it.
Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team came into Lombard less than 24 hours after playing its sixth overtime game this season. Host Glenbard East had played 13 one-possession games.
Saturday was the same, not over till 5-foot-8 Hinsdale Central guard Drew Shepherd corralled a defensive rebound at the buzzer of the Red Devils' 46-43 nonconference victory.
"This has been our season," said Hinsdale Central coach Nick Latorre. "We've been close I would say 16 of our 21 games. That's kind of been our ‘M.O.,' I guess. We've been in a lot of these."
He called it "persevering." Hinsdale Central (11-10) overcame a 9-point third-quarter deficit and trailed 41-34 at 6:28 of the fourth.
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Chris Eck provides points when Hinsdale Central gets into trouble
Chris Eck knocked down an early 3-pointer to open the scoring.
The Hinsdale Central guard did not score again until the start of the fourth quarter when Hinsdale Central played Oak Park-River Forest on Friday, Jan. 29. He still managed to contribute in between by grabbing rebounds and looking for open teammates.
The Red Devils dropped the 64-61 West Suburban Silver decision in double overtime at Oak Park, but Eck regained his shooting touch and finished with 12 points.
"It is always good to get my first bucket; it makes me feel like I have more momentum," Eck said. "I always like to push the ball after that.
Boys hoops: No. 13 Glenbard West uses furious rally to upend Hinsdale Central
After starting the season 15-0, Glenbard West came into Saturday night's West Suburban Silver game struggling with two losses in its last three games. And the Hilltoppers appeared to be headed for another defeat until things dramatically shifted in the fourth quarter against Hinsdale Central in Glen Ellyn.
Glenbard West went on a 16-0 run in the final quarter to come out with a 64-52 win. Justin Pierce scored 12 of his game-high 24 points in the final eight minutes as the Hilltoppers accomplished something in the final quarter that they haven't been able to do recently.
"Our motto this year is finish," Pierce said. "We didn't finish games last year. ... READ MORE
Glenbard West downs Hinsdale Central
Glenbard West's boys basketball team hasn't suffered a losing streak all season.
The Hilltoppers weren't about to start one Saturday.
Rallying from a 10-point deficit heading to the fourth quarter, Glenbard West stormed to a 64-52 West Suburban Silver victory over Hinsdale Central in front of a packed house in Glen Ellyn.
Glenbard West, which suffered a last-second loss to Wheaton North on Friday, dominated the final eight minutes to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time.
The fourth quarter stats were staggering. Glenbard West (17-2, 5-1) outscored the Red Devils (9-10, 3-4) 28-6 including an 18-2 start.
Hinsdale Central, which knocked down 7 of 8 third-quarter shots from the field and six 3-pointers, missed ... READ MORE