2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/11/2013 12:15 AM

Wheeling rolls at Fenton

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For the first time all season, Wheeling's boys basketball team placed three players in double figures.

It added up to a 70-40 win over Fenton on Tuesday night in Bensenville as the Wildcats raised their record to 5-2.

Senior Jeremy Stephani enjoyed his second-best scoring output of the season with a game-high 30 points while Chris Pierro added 13 and Jake Jordan 11. It was Jordan's first time in double figures.

Stephani scored 38 in the Wildcats' season opener against Leyden.

The Wildcats were up 28-22 at half.

"It was our second half that helped us win the game," said Wheeling coach Anthony Como. "We didn't hit free throws early and their post player did a real nice job getting the ball inside on us."

The Wildcats made some adjustments to counter Fenton's inside game in the second half.

"We put more pressure on their guards and tried to shorten up the court," Como said. "It worked and we were able to capitalize on some turnovers."

Stephani fired home four 3-pointers, two in each half.

Wheeling hosts Rolling Meadows in Mid-Suburban East play on Thursday.

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