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Waukegan-12/22/12 Sat./Waukegan High School #24 QuintDavis Waukegan fast break pass vs. Grayslake Central. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media

Waukegan-12/22/12, Sat./Waukegan High School #24 Quintin Davis, of Waukegan on the fast break pass vs. Grayslake Central. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 5, 2013 6:25AM

One night after a tough loss to powerful New Trier knocked them out of the conference race, the Waukegan Bulldogs bounced back like champions to knock off visiting Schaumburg 52-43 in a nonconference basketball game.

Waukegan is now 13-9 and plays at Stevenson on Tuesday, needing a win to secure a high seed for the IHSA se ctional. Schaumburg is 13-11.

“The guys bounced back after a tough loss. That was something we talked about in pregame,” said winning coach Ron Ashlaw. “In football, you have to sit on it for an entire week. In basketball, sometimes you have those quick turnarounds.”

Devonte Taylor (21 points, 7 rebounds) and Quintin Davis (14 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals) keyed the win.

Starting point guard Jordan Johnson left the game with 5:46 remaining in the second quarter with a sprained ankle.

Wuakegan had 14 first-half turnovers and trailed 20-17. B UT a 9-0 run turned the score form 41-38 to 50-38 and over with 2:56 left to play.

“The first half was rough, but we were determined not to lose on senior night,” said Davis. “In the second half, our concentration was better. We made the right pass and got the ball into the right hands in the right places.”

Cole Reyes had 16 points and Jimmy Lundquist 10 for the Saxons.

Ashlaw was happy with the way Davis took over the point after Johnson went down.

“We’ve always thought of Quintin as our second primary ball-handler,” said Ashlaw, “either situationally or in cases like this. He has good vision, he’s strong and he shields the ball well.”

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