Streaking Morton shoots past York
Mustangs make 14 threes in 24-point win
CICERO – Morton continues to show it is among the hottest teams in the state right now.
The Mustangs put on another dominant performance, this time against a 23-win York team, in an 81-57 victory in a West Suburban Conference crossover.
Morton (19-5) was 14-for-24 from 3-point shots and made nine in the first half to build up a 38-25 lead. Senior guard Greg Carter scored 32 points, 13 in the fourth quarter, and made five threes. It was Morton's 10th straight win.
"We're on a roll right now," Carter said. "We're staying as a team. We're just playing everyone like it's the last one. We'll just giving it our all every possession."
The Mustangs opened up a 26-14 with a 9-0 run on threes from Jarvis Cannon, Weisner Perez and Carter. York battled back with a couple runs to get within five in the second quarter and six in the third, but Morton had an answer every time.
Perez had 20 points and 13 rebounds, outproducing York senior forward Frank Toohey (12 points, eight rebounds) in a match up of two of the state's best forwards. Cannon scored 14 points with four threes.
It's is the third loss in a row for York (23-5), which also got 11 points from Charlie Rose.
"They're one of the hottest teams around right now," York coach Vince Doran said. "They proved that tonight. They just shot the heck out of the ball early and we couldn't string any stops together. We couldn't guard them. Hopefully this is one of the best things that could possibly happen to us. It certainly not only humbles you, but you realize that you need to hunker down and get stops."
Both teams return to action in regional semifinals. York is the top seed in the Bartlett sectional and will travel to the Addison Trail regional. Morton, the No. 4 seed in the same sectional, hosts a regional.