Boys Basketball Lose Regional Semi to Trevians

By Nick Goldwyn

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[singlepic id=3364 w=320 h=240 float=left]The  Wolves were distraught as they walked off the court and out of the gym last night. The team had just lost in the Regional Semi’s to New Trier, ending their season, and with it the last of the winter sports.

Both teams played their hearts out, and turned the ball over countless times, but the Wolves had three costly turnovers in a row down the stretch, and couldn’t pull through to win the game.

The Trevians and Wolves traded points early to start the game, but even after two threes by junior Joey Younan in the quarter (his only points until late in the fourth) West was still down 11-8 after the first.

The level of play as well as the defensive intensity picked up in the second, as senior co-captain Alek Biser recorded his second and third blocks of the game, and helped bring the wolves within one (15-14) at the half.

Niles West opened with the first points of the second half on another layup by Biser, but New Trier answered back as they had all game. At the end of the third neither team had been able to make a move, and the Trevians were still up one (26-25).

The start of the fourth quarter was uneventful but the Trevians went on a 4-0 run and looked to finally be pulling away when senior Corey Dollins hit a big three to bring the lead to two.

The Wolves forced two straight New Trier timeouts and kept the lead at two until the Trevians got into the bonus. From there the game was history, as New Trier won 39-35 after a few more free throws, a bad (non-shooting) foul call, and a three by Younan at the buzzer.

Varsity head coach Bob Williams said that the game was frustrating, but that the team was great this season.

“We did some things contrary to what we’re trying to do, but the kids are great and they played hard tonight,” he said.

The Wolves were led in scoring by Biser who finished with 10 points to go with his three blocks, Younan who had nine, and Dollins who chipped in seven.