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Foreman remains perfect in Red-North

01/17/2013, 10:11pm CST
By Rob Valentin

Led by Lonell Williams (14 points), Foreman remained undefeated in the Red-North with a 66-46 win over Lincoln Park on Thursday.

Foreman has just two seniors on its roster but it isn’t playing like a young squad.

The Hornets remained undefeated in the Red-North with a convincing 66-46 home win over Lincoln Park on Thursday.

“It’s a lot more intense and tougher on varsity,” said Foreman sophomore Lonell Williams, who led all scorers with 14 points. “Our defense was good and our shots were falling. It was a great game. And it feels great (to be undefeated) in conference.”

“I’m excited to coach these guys,” said longtime Hornets’ coach Terry Head. “I think this group can get us back to being a powerhouse. I love our youth and I’m happy to be training these guys.”

Foreman (13-2, 7-0) was a bit shaky to start, trailing 7-3 three minutes into the game. But Chris Bolden (13 points) drained a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to spark a 13-2 run to give the Hornets a 16-9 lead heading into the second quarter.

Foreman controlled the tempo of the game in the second quarter taking a 31-21 lead into the break.

The Hornets started the second half hot scoring the first nine points. Lincoln Park (7-5, 4-3) responded with an 8-0 run on a pair of field goals by Eugene Witherspoon and a bucket each by Oladotun Afolayan and Julian Nunnery.

Foreman halted the momentum however, and held a 46-32 advantage heading to the fourth. The Hornets knocked down 7 of 10 free throw tries in the fourth to help post the 20-point win.

“I knew this was a rival game,” said Bolden, who is a junior that transferred in from St. Patrick. “I’m glad that we were at home and I’m just excited to be here.”

Torry Frazier and Karon Linton added eight points apiece for Foreman.

Witherspoon led the Lions with 10 points while Afolayan and Nunnery had seven apiece.

“They’re at home and they had the crowd behind them,” Witherspoon said. “We were playing hard, we just didn’t get it done. I feel like we could match up with them but I think our intensity level could have been higher.”

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