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Westchester, 12/07/12--St. Joseph's Paul Turner goes up for a shot surrounded by DeLaSalle defenders. St. Joseph High School hosted DeLaSalle Institute in boys basketball Friday evening. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media

The star

De La Salle forward Alvin Ellis led all scorers with 25 points, including nine in the first quarter. The junior’s basket with just under two minutes gone in the fourth quarter closed an 11-1 run for the Meteors (5-1), who trailed 46-35 at the start of the period.

The moment

Paul Turner buried a three-pointer from the corner with 5:12 left in the game to give St. Joseph a 50-46 lead and halt the Meteors’ run of 11 straight points. After scoring nine points in the first quarter, Turner (14 points) missed six straight shots before the huge three-pointer.

The quote

“We had lost the [big] lead, but we knew could get it back with some good defense. They had some shooters, so we had to key on them.” — St. Joseph senior Loren Horton, after the Chargers almost squandered a 12-point lead in the final period

The breakdown

At one point during the first quarter, the St. Joseph trio of Turner, Loren Horton and A.J. Patty combined to hit 8-of-8 shots and build a 22-10 lead after back-to-back buckets by Turner.

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