Glenbard West advances to regional semis

CICERO - Thanks in large part to Corey Davis, the Glenbard West boys basketball team hung on for a 63-61 win over Proviso West Monday in a Morton Class 4A regional quarterfinal.

With the win, the Hilltoppers advance to Tuesday's semifinals against the host Mustangs.

Leading 31-27 at halftime, Glenbard West built the advantage to as much as 16 points in the third quarter before Proviso West clawed back.

The Panthers went on a 13-0 run in the fourth to knot the score at 52-apiece before Glenbard West recovered and made seven free throws down the stretch to win. Davis had five points in the fourth quarter, including a coast-to-coast lay-up with 39 seconds left which gave the Hilltoppers a four-point edge.

The senior had 12 points in the second half to go along with nine rebounds and four assists.