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Big surge propels Schaumburg past Buffalo Grove

12/18/2012, 9:14pm CST
By Rob Valentin

Trailing by two midway through the first quarter, Schaumburg scored 11 straight points, nine coming from senior guard Kyle Bolger, as Schaumburg cruised to a 63-38 victory over Buffalo Grove. Bolger finished with 13 points.

All Schaumburg needed was one big run to put a little distance between itself and Buffalo Grove in a Mid-Suburban crossover Tuesday night in Schaumburg.

Trailing by two midway through the first quarter, the Saxons scored 11 straight points, nine coming from senior guard Kyle Bolger, as Schaumburg cruised to a 63-38 victory.

“We really turned it up on defense,” said Bolger, who finished with 13 points. “We were playing aggressive, just like how we practice. That’s how we wanted to play.”

The Saxons’ 11-0 run to end the first quarter gave them a 15-6 advantage and by halftime they extended it to 24-14.

Schaumburg’s Jimmy Lundquist hit a pair of three pointers near the end of the third quarter to give the Saxons a 36-21 advantage.

Buffalo Grove (4-6) scored the first five points of the fourth quarter but that’s as close as it would get as Schaumburg (6-4) responded with a 15-0 run to secure the blowout.

“We wanted to come out and make a statement,” said Josh Rahn, who scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter. “The coaches told me to run the floor and that’s what I do. My teammates found me.”

Andrew Apel was one of the few bright spots for the Bison. The junior guard finished with 12 points.

“Our entry passes were just killing us,” Apel said. “Our offense thrives on us moving the ball and getting back screens. When the entry pass completely breaks down we have to go 1-on-1 and clearly we don’t have the firepower to do that for four quarters.”

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