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Diversity the key to York win against Glenbard West
 

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Diversity the key to York win against Glenbard West
  • Jayvon Thomas of York takes one to the net during the Glenbard West at York boys basketball game Friday.

    Purchase Photo | Jayvon Thomas of York takes one to the net during the Glenbard West at York boys basketball game Friday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 

Glenbard West's boys basketball team had good reason to be concerned about York's inside game.

The concern, however, went far beyond the post Friday night.

The Dukes received contributions from everywhere in a 57-47 West Suburban Silver victory over Glenbard West in Elmhurst.

While the Hilltoppers (2-6, 0-2) did a good job limiting 6-foot-8 Air Force-bound forward Frank Toohey to 4 points and 7 rebounds, Dukes guard Stanley Roberts scored 18 points and 6-5 Emmitt McCoy came off the bench to score 10 points.

The inside-outside combination proved too much for Glenbard West as York (8-0, 4-0) maintained control atop the Silver standings.

"Everyone can play on this team," McCoy said. "It's not like there's five best players. We've got a bunch of guys who can come in and contribute. We've got great leadership and we're shaping up to be a great team."

The teams traded leads early until York took control with a 15-1 run to close the first half. Four different players scored as the Dukes held Glenbard West without a field goal from early in the second quarter until two minutes into the third.

Glenbard West finally got its offense going in the second half. The Hilltoppers used a 10-2 run to pull within 49-46 on Corey Davis' bucket with 3:56 left in the game. York scored the next 7 points to seal the win.

"We were concerned about their inside game, but part of the reason was because of how they shoot the ball on the perimeter," said Glenbard West coach Tim Hoder. "That's what makes them hard to guard. We just had too many defensive breakdowns and did some things offensively that were uncharacteristic. We took some bad shots and just didn't play our style at times."

Davis scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half. The Hilltoppers played without 6-7 senior Reid Colliander due to illness, something that also hurt their ability to defend the Dukes.

"Give them a ton of credit," York coach Vince Doran said of Glenbard West. "They out-hustled us to a lot of loose balls, they were more physical. We were very fortunate to get out of here tonight with a win. Hopefully, this is a good learning experience for us. It's nice to win, but we certainly need a lot more intensity and effort on the defensive end."

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