Barrington rolls by Grant
Barrington's boys basketball team's reserves put up 34 of the team's 56 points in their 56-28 nonconference win over Grant Tuesday night at Barrington.
This season, as has been the case with many of coach Bryan Tucker's Broncos teams, Barrington can go 10 to 11 players deep and not miss a step.
"This season we felt all along that depth was one of this team's strengths," said Tucker. "Guys have done a great job when they come off the bench by being ready when we call on them. They give us good games."
Against Grant, Will Grudzinski came off the bench to lead the 13-4 Broncos with 16 points. Nate Boldt added 9 points and 2 blocks.
Dylan Keenan helped get the Broncos off in the right direction with 9 points on three 3-pointers in the first quarter. He finished with 12 points.
"Depth is super important on this team," said Keenan. "These guys show up every day in practice and are really prepared when they are called. Without them we wouldn't be the team that we are."
It took about half of the first quarter before Barrington started rolling. With Keenan's 9 points and Boldts 4 points, the Broncos led 13-4 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime Barrington led the 4-14 Bulldogs 27-11 and then coasted to the win.
"I want to be a team player and play my role," said Grudzinski. "I watch the tempo of the game and how we are playing. I look to see what our players are doing to get open on offense. I want to come out ready. If I am not ready to go, then I'm not going to have a good game. We work hard in practice. We've got some good team chemistry."
The Bulldogs, under coach Wayne Bosworth, start a freshman and two sophomores.
"The score doesn't reflect it but we played much better tonight," said Bosworth. "We've played some really good teams like Waubonsie Valley, Libertyville and North Lawndale. We rushed things and the game was over at halftime. Tonight we were more patient on offense. We had some good touches and took good shots. I'm proud of the way they played. It was a step in the right direction."
Luke Bedrosian led Grant with 10 points. Mikal Ashley had 8 points and 6 rebounds.