Keeping its record perfect in Central Suburban League North Division play, the Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team defeated Glenbrook North, 58-35, Friday with accurate shooting and stingy defense.
The Giants displayed 64.7 percent shooting from the field. Teammates helped each other with assists coming on 16 of the team’s 22 baskets. Defensively, Highland Park stole the ball from the Spartans 17 time with David Sachs and Jacob Iden snatching four each while Sachs dished out six of the assists and Iden three.
“It was a total team effort on both ends of the court,” Highland Park Coach Paul Harris said after the game. The team limited Glenbrook North to three first quarter points while taking a 14-3 lead at the end of the first period.
Highland Park kept used a stingy pressing defense to storm to a 31-9 halftime lead forcing the Spartans to make 17 turnovers, according to the CSL Insider. “We always talk about trying to be disruptive," Harris said in the CSL Insider article. "Tonight, I thought we were just very active and played with a lot of energy.”
In addition to his four steals, Sachs dished out six of the 16 assists while pouring in 13 points. He also had a rebound. Jordan Krawitz led the Giants with 17 points, six rebounds, a pair of steals and a blocked shot.
Max Goshen chipped seven points, three assists and two steals while Luke Norcia added six scores, three thefts and three assists. Hallvard Lundevall grabbed five rebounds while scoring four, blocking a shot and adding an assist.
Highland Park is now 12-3 overall
and 5-0 in league play, one game ahead of Township High School District 113
rival Deerfield at 4-1. The two teams collide at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the