Warren win witnessed by ... ZERO fans
News-Sun staff report November 20, 2012 9:38PM
Updated: December 22, 2012 6:17AM
Just when you thought you’d seen it all ... you didn’t.
See it all, that is.
With Warren leading Lake Forest Academy 26-9 at halftime of Tuesday night’s game in Warren’s season-opening tournament and both teams coming out of the locker room after the break, a fight between two teenagers broke out at one end of the court. Security and members of the Gurnee police department moved quickly to break up the fight and escorted the combatants out of the gym.
At that point, the players were sent back to the locker rooms and after a lengthy discussion, it was decided to clear the gym of all spectators. So, the second half of what turned out to be a 60-39 Warren victory was witnessed by players, coaches and officials.
The win was the first for new Warren coach Ryan Webber, and probably will be his most unusual win ever at the Gurnee school.
“I definitely won’t forget my first win at Warren,” Webber said. The coach said he’s seen a lot of things over the years, but nothing quite like that.”
What the fans missed was 15-point performance by Adrian Deere for Warren (1-1). Lake Forest Academy was led by Ryan Clamage who had nine points.
Grant 70, Harlem 63: The Bulldogs opened tourney play at Johnsburg/Richmond with a nice win. Rayvon Jones had 17 points, Tom Blanchette 16, Keion Miller 8, Ryan Noda 8 and Steve Dunning 8 in the win.
Grayslake North 54, Wauconda 49: A.J. Fish had 19 points, Nick Carmody 1`2 and Danny Mateling 11 as the Knights opened play at the Richmond/Johnsburg tourney with a win. Thomas Kodey had 15 points and Keith Blomberg 13 for Wauconda.
Lakes 42, Belvidere North 37: The Eagles won five straight matches late to earn the win. Coach Mark Stave was pleased with the aggressiveness his team showed on the mat. Kavan Mulloy, Dalcota Larson, David Gregory and Jared Smith strung pins together in the late going.
Grayslake Central 41, Buffalo Grove 36: The Rams outscored the Bison 16-5 in the third quarter to earn this quality win in the Buffalo Grove tourney.
Barrington 39, Libertyville 32: Barrington hit 10-of-11 free throws in the fourth quarter to beat the Cats in the Buffalo Grove tourney. “We played well defensively in the first half,” said Cats coach Greg Petersen. “Barrington’s experience really took its tool in the second half.”