Streamwood runs past Elgin
Streamwood has been getting off to some fast starts and Tuesday was no exception.
The Sabres led 18-4 and 33-10 after one quarter on the way to a 92-55 Upstate Eight win against Elgin at Chesbrough Field House.
The Sabres hit their usual allotment of 3-pointers, but they used their defense and passing to create layups, got second-chance points, and made their free throws.
Kyle Maybrun scored 24 points to lead the way, but 6 players had 6 or more points for the Sabres.
"It's nice when you give the ball away, you know they're capable of getting a basket or making a play for their teammates," said Jakobe Strong, who finished with 18 points for the Sabres. "It's great to have teammates like that."
"We like to come out and get real aggressive," said Streamwood coach Kent Payne. "The last 2 games we played our best basketball against Glenbard East and Huntley. We just want to keep playing like that, with effort, intensity, and they did."
Zach Marquez scored 13 points and Elvis Iroegbulem had 10. Darrel Luce had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 assists. Kody White added 6 points. Ryan Torre had 5 rebounds and 3 assists to go with 2 points.
Darien Jackson led Elgin with 17 points. He had 7 points in the second quarter, including 5 during an 8-1 run as the Maroons tried to get back in it. But every time the Maroons made a run, the Sabres answered. After Jackson's 3-pointer made it 35-18, Streamwood scored the next 9, including a coast-to-coast drive and a 3-pointer by Luce.
Nathaniel Aquino added 9 points and Micah Giovenco and Giovoni Griffin had 8 apiece for Elgin.
After halftime, a Jackson 3-pointer again got the Maroons within 51-33, but the Sabres answered with a 16-0 run to go up 67-33.
"We ran into a buzz saw tonight," said Elgin coach Todd Allen. "They're more talented with some shooters. We've just got to keep getting better. All the mistakes-those are costly for us."
The Sabres' pressure defense forced 13 turnovers in the first half, many of which they converted into easy points at the other end, and the Maroons could rarely get comfortable running their offense.