Defensive Effort Lifts Giants Over Crown

Highland Park High School basketball team cuffs Dundee Crown in second half for fifth win.

Highland Park High School's boys' basketball team stopped Dundee Crown Saturday.
Highland Park High School's boys' basketball team stopped Dundee Crown Saturday.

Holding Dundee Crown to four third quarter points, the Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team erased a halftime deficit to defeat the Chargers, 42-33, Saturday for its fifth win of the season at home in a non league contest.

After falling behind, 13-11, at the end of the first period and trailing, 20-18, at halftime, the Giants put the clamps on the Chargers’ scoring machine and put 10 of their own on the scoreboard to take a 28-24 lead at the end of the third.

Highland Park kept its defense tight in the final period holding Crown to nine points while scoring 14. A key to the defense was 13 steals, including three each from Jordan Krawitz, Hallvard Lundevall and Tommy Sutker.

Krawitz led the Giants with a double double scoring 10 points and grabbing the same number of rebounds. Lundevall led the team’s scoring effort with 11 tallies. Jacob Iden added eight while dishing out four assists and chipping in with a steal.

Highland Park is now 5-2 for the season and 2-0 in the Central Suburban League North Division. The Giants entertain Maine East at 7:30 p.m. Friday on a conference game.

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