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Providence (8-10) never did recover from its poor start.
Adam Taylor scored 13 points and Bobby Shurilla added seven for Providence (8-10), who dug an early 9-0 hole. They cut it to 22-16 by halftime, but never drew closer.
Lemont continues to hold its own, despite missing one of its best players.
Nate Ferguson, a 6-7 junior, has missed the Indians' last three games with a wrist injury, but they've won all three. Runaas hopes to have him back Friday for T.F. South.
"Nate's an incredible player, an incredible athlete. He frees me up," O'Leary said, "but guys are stepping up. Jaxson had a career high 23 against Eisenhower, Ben [Hinchley] is coming into his own, Tyler [Gray] is playing great. I'm excited to see what we can do when Nate gets back."