Limiting Chicago’s Prosser High School to single digit scoring in the first three quarters, the Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team rolled to victory, 55-40, Sunday at a shoot out at Whitney Young High School in Chicago.
Not only did the Giants keep Prosser off balance with six steals, but 18 of their 23 field goals came after an assist.
Highland Park stormed to a 13-8 lead after one period and extended its margin to 27-14 by halftime. The pattern continued in the third quarter as the Giants ended the stanza with a 20-point lead, 43-23.
David Sachs and Jordan Krawtiz led the way offensively with 16 points each as Sachs made 71.4 percent of his shots and Krawitz drained 63.6. Sachs contributed half of his team’s steals with three and a third of its assists with six. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a shot while Krawitz hauled down eight along with a steal and a block.
Halvard Lundevall and Tommy Sutker chipped in seven tallies each as Lundevall added six boards. Luke Norcia contributed five points along with seven assists, three rebounds and a block.
Highland Park, now 14-3 for the season, returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it entertains Maine West. The Giants share first place in the Central Suburban League North Division with Deerfield. A game against Maine South today was scrubbed because of cold weather.