Libertyville's boys basketball team was looking to snap a three-game losing streak Friday night.
And the much-needed win came against rival Mundelein, no less.
Matt Reed's 20 points led four players in double figures, as the Wildcats pulled away to win the North Suburban Lake Division contest 84-56.
Joe Borcia and Reed scored the first 6 points of the game, and the Wildcats took a 12-5 lead. But Mundelein battled back to tie the score at 22-22 with 50 seconds left in the first quarter.
Libertyville led 28-24 after one, and 6-foot-6 sophomore Ben Kimpler opened the second quarter with a layup to start an 11-0 run. The hosts were up 46-31 at halftime and never looked back.
"I thought we took a couple of steps forward against Zion (70-64 loss Tuesday night," said Mundelein coach Corey Knigge, whose Mustangs fell to 2-23 overall and 0-10 in the NSC Lake.
Libertyville improved to 10-9 over and 3-7 in the NSC-Lake.
Libertyville hiked its record to 10-9 and 3-7 in the NSC Lake.
"I thought we played really well," Libertyville coach Scott Bogumil said. "In the second quarter we did a great job in being patient, and it carried us into the third quarter. Mundelein shoots a lot of 3s and our three-point defense was good."
Reed sank four 3-pointers. Jack Lipp and Borcia added 17 and 14, respectively. Kimpler came off the bench to finish with 11 points.
"Big Ben did a great job for us tonight," Bogumil said of Kimpler."I'm really happy that he's playing a lot better lately."
Borcia used his muscle to grab a game-high 10 rebounds and also blocked 6 shots.
"It was a pretty good game," Borcia said. "They're a pretty good team and we played well."
Tyler Olson led the Mustangs with 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers. J.T. Michalski scored 13 points and Derek Parola -- who hit a school-record 12 3s and scored 38 points in the last meeting -- finished with 12 points (three 3s).
"(Libertyville) is good," Knigge said. "They're big and we just have to play harder than we did."