L-W North holds on to beat Indians
SOUTH HOLLAND — Wednesday night's boys regional semifinal basketball game at Thornwood High School between the Minooka Indians and Lincoln-Way North Phoenix lived up to its billing. After an incredible fourth quarter of play, the Phoenix were able to edge the Indians 52-49, advancing to the regional championship game against Bloom Friday night back at Thornwood.
The second half was some of the most exciting 16 minutes of the season for both teams, as North had taken an eight-point advantage into the break. Minooka responded, though, as a the Indians cut it down to one before eventually trailing 35-32 in the fourth.
That's where the chaos would take place, as back-to-back buckets seniors Darrin Myers and Jake Hogen gave Minooka its first lead, 36-35. The biggest momentum change happened just after that, however, as the Phoenix missed a jumper, followed by a loose ball scramble for the rebound. After the ball bounced around a couple times, it landed into the hands of Lincoln-Way's Denton Wallace, who then buried a three-point shot to give the Phoenix a two-point lead for good.
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