Aurora Christian hoops runs past Lisle
Eagles top Lions in non-conference boys basketball
|Lamont Ross of Lisle goes up for a shot after getting a steal in their game against Manteno on Friday, Dec. 14. Sarah Minor — email@example.com (Sarah Minor)|
Dawon Burrell powered down the baseline and finished strong for Lisle's boys basketball team just seconds into Monday's game with visiting Aurora Christian.
That trend continued in the first quarter for the Lions, but they couldn't stop the Eagles' offense in a 62-54 loss Monday night.
"Offensively things went well in the first quarter, but defensively we struggled much of the night," said Lisle head coach Mark LaScala, adding that defense has been a big point of emphasis for his team recently. "Turnovers were the difference. We'd turn it over and they'd convert at the other end."
After jumping out to a 19-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, Lisle (6-5) endured a scoreless stretch that lasted 4:37 of the second quarter. During that time, the Eagles' 24-23 lead swelled to 35-23. Shane Murray's layup with 50.3 left before halftime ended the drought and made it a 35-25 game at intermission.
Unfortunately, the damage was already done.
When the Lions cut the deficit to 39-33 early in the third quarter, Aurora Christian responded with a 6-0 surge. When Lisle cut the gap to nine late in the frame, the Eagles answered with a 7-0 push that made it 58-42 with 6:31 to play. The Lions eventually cut it to 60-54, but couldn't get any closer.
Lisle had three players finish in double figures, with Lamont Ross and Jeremy Glavanovits tallying 13 points apiece. Burrell finished with 10 and Corey Vaughn had seven.
Aurora Christian's Ryan Suttle scored a game-high 18 points.
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