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Visiting Zion-Benton survived 0-for-11 shooting in the first quarter and overcame a 14-point deficit by holding Warren to 17 second-half points to earn a 46-43 North Suburban Lake win that moved the Zee-Bees to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the division. Warren is 3-4 and 0-2.
Down 26-17 at the half and 35-34 with 5:48 left to play, Zion scored the next nine points, with Mubarak Bakr scoring underneath and Admiral Schofield burying a 3-ball to key the surge. Then, in the final seconds, Warren had two chances to tie with a trey, but the Admiral partially blocked the first shot and, after Z-B missed free throws, Milik Yarbrough stole a pass to end it.
Yarbrough finished with 19 points and didn’t foul in the second half after getting three early. He was 7-for-15 shooting, and had 10 boards and three assists.
BY THE NUMBERS
Zion shot 19-forf-49, including 3 of 17 from long range, and 5 of 13 from the foul line. Schofield (10 points), Chris Moragne (9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) led the Zee-Bees. Warren’s Adrian Deere played for the first time (bad knee) and had 15 points. He was 4 of 16 shooting. Dominic Cuevas added eight for the Devils and James Betori hit two fourth-quarter treys.
“Warren played a very good first half, so give them credit. We were definitely out of sync. We played much better in the second half. As poorly as we played, we weren’t out of the game. We just had to keep chipping away. We missed some free throws at the end, which typically we’ve shot very well. We have some things to work on. “ — Z-B coach Don Kloth