2016-'17 Season Coverage
updated: 11/25/2016 10:42 PM

Group effort as Warren powers past Mundelein

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By Bill Pemstein
Daily Herald Correspondent

The consecutive shots by the two players in the fourth quarter was impressive.

For the visitors from Gurnee, it was Warren senior Shann Dilosa battling on the boards and using his 6-foot-4 size to score back-to-back buckets.

For the hometown Mustangs of Mundelein, it was 5-10 junior guard Emaje Bristow-Motton. Not once but twice he came down court and calmly landed 3-pointers to help Mundelein.

Also playing well down the stretch for Warren were guards David Catunus and Dan Sunday.

Warren (2-2) opened up a 30-point cushion Friday night and ended up winning 75-59, allowing coach Jon Jasnoch to play his bench the entire fourth quarter.

"They got into a lot of minutes in our first game (a loss), and this one as well,'' Jasnoch said.

Mundelein held exactly one lead -- when Mustangs junior Drew Breitenreiter landed a 3-pointer at the 6:00 mark of the first quarter to make it 5-3. Warren closed the rest of the quarter on a 21-4 run.

"We played a very good game,'' said Warren senior Juwan Perry. "We just needed to get into a rhythm."

Perry's first basket came on a steal and bucket. His rebound and basket gave Warren a 26-11 lead early in the second quarter.

Warren was also hitting from deep. The first 3 came from the football quarterback in the fall, Ian Schilling. Branden Ellis landed a pair of 3s in the opening quarter.

"In the beginning, we didn't think we would be up by 30 points,'' Ellis said. "But it's always good to get everyone in the game."

Mundelein standout Tommy Marcotte had just one basket in the opening quarter. But the junior took matters into his own hands in the second quarter with a personal 11-point run. He led all scorers with 19 points.

Schilling had 8 of his 12 points in the first half.

"I don't like to drive,'' Schilling admitted. "So, I'm guessing I'm there to shoot 3-pointers."

Schilling seems to have made the season transition well.

"Basketball training is much harder,'' Schilling noted. "We played really well tonight. We definitely got the momentum early."

The game had a pair of dunks. Not surprising was the slam by Warren's 6-8 center, Declan O'Connor. Five inches shorter came Ellis, who managed a dunk with a breakaway early in the third quarter.

Warren had balanced scoring in the win. In addition to Ellis and Schilling with those dozen points, Jayson Dorsey (10) and Perry (8) also helped out. The Warren lead was 66-36 after three quarters.

Mundelein could build on its fourth-quarter performance. Jeff Bikus had 7 of his 11 points in the final quarter, and Mundelein also had a strong effort from 6-6 junior Andrew Silva (10 points).

"I thought Mundelein played a good game,'' Ellis said. "We just got on some runs tonight."

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