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Bolingbrook’s Kenny Williams celebrates after the Raiders knocked off Homewood-Flossmoor in overtime. | Jeff Vorva/For Sun-Times Media
In a game of huge streaks, Bolingbrook (11-2, 5-0) stayed alone atop the SouthWest Suburban Blue with the road win Friday night. The Raiders scored the first six points in OT to grab the win.
Center Kenny Williams’ putback at the buzzer at the end of regulation to knot the game at 61-61 energized the Raiders, who struggled during long stretches of the game against the Vikings (7-7, 3-2).
Junior Prentiss Nixon had 21 points, including two electrifying fourth-quarter slams after steals. He also hit a three-pointer with 33 seconds left in regulation, seconds after H-F took a four-point lead.
BY THE NUMBERS
H-F had a 15-point run to go ahead 26-9. Bolingbrook had a 22-0 run to go ahead 35-30. H-F followed that immediately with a 13-0 run to go ahead 43-35 and Bolingbrook immediately followed that with a seven-point run to close the gap to 43-42.
“Coach [Rob Brost] instilled in us that there will be games where we make a run and they make a run but the team with the most heart with come out on top.” – Williams