A second quarter surge by the Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team lifted it to a 59-47 victory over Maine West Friday in Des Plaines to remain undefeated in Central Suburban League North Division Play.
After ending the first quarter with a one-point edge, 15-14, the Giants doubled the Warriors in the second period, 16-8, to take a 31-22 lead into the intermission. Highland Park’s defense held Maine West to eight second quarter points and only nine in the third. Building their lead slightly in the final stanza, the Giants cruised the rest of the way.
David Sachs fueled the Giants with 75 percent shooting from the field, including making five for six from three-point range, to lead Highland Park with 26 points. He also dished out five assists, stole the ball four times and snagged a pair of rebounds.
Sachs’ four steals paced a Highland Park defense which took the ball a dozen times from Maine West. Luke Norcia added three while Jacob Iden and Tommy Sutker had a pair each.
Norcia added 13 points to the Giant total as well along with two rebounds. Sutker chipped in with eight tallies and eight rebounds as well as an assist to go with his steals. Jordan Krawitz contributed six points along with an assist and a block while Iden threw in five points. Hallvard Lundevll hauled in five boards.
Highland Park is now 2-0 in league play and 4-2 overall. The Giants entertain Crown High School from Dundee at 4 p.m. today.