Naperville North vs. Glenbard West Boys Basketball 2.27.19

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Regional Final game gathers a big crowd at Glenbard West.. the huskies, holding the 11 seed, facing off against the Hilltoppers who hold the 6 seed.

We move right into the second quarter, Netzah Aldana takes the shot, misses, Tom Welch tries, it bounces out, then Aldana comes back in and gets the two handed putback.. North off to a good start, 21-14.

GBW proving why they are the 6 seed, Ethan Graff finds an opening in the lan and puts in the layup, cutting the huskie lead to 5.

A big problem for the hilltoppers? Well that would be that the huskies have big man tom welch.. flying in for the rebound and a strong finish, Huskies still up 25-18.

Into the fourth quarter and the Loyola commit still working hard. Welch putting the car in drive, grabbing the hoop and the harm, North leading by just 3 though.

Glenbard West answering though, an errant pass from Evan Taylor ends up rolling right back to him and he drains the three, GBW coming back.

Hilltoppers gaining some momentum, Caden Phillips grabs a strong rebound and lays it in for the and one to tie the game up at 41s with 3 minutes to play in the 4th.

2 miutes left now, still tied and Evan Taylor says, I think I’ll try this three thing again… hits it, naturally, pulls the hilltopps into the lead. Taylor with 25 points on the night… making him very excited.

North in need of a big basket and sophomore grant Johnson delivers with the fake and the shot… buries the three, tied again at 44s.

5 seconds left Evan Taylor putting the team on his back for the win, takes the shot but can’t get it to go down and we head to overtime.

Free basketball now and the huskies looking to welch, he’s able to put north up 2 after a beautiful bounce pass, 46-44.

But the hilltoppers were.not.fazed. Taylor sharing the welth with Griffin Foster who takes the corner three, GBW up 1.

We are just battling.. North down 5 and they need a three to stay in it. Coach Nolan draws up a play for Riley Thompson and he comes through, Huskies trailing by 2.

North tries to foul to have a chance but freshman Branden Juff hits two huge free throws to ice the game for Glenbard. They advance to face Lyons in the Regional Finals. The huskies end their season 18-11.