Third-quarter run carries Lake Zurich past Mundelein

Lake Zurich 83, Mundelein 42


Lake Zurich’s boys basketball team led Mundelein by just six points with four minutes remaining in the third quarter, but closed the period on a 12-1 run to open up a 59-42 lead. Lake Zurich (3-2, 1-0 NSC Lake) outscored Mundelein 45-13 in the second half Wednesday.


With 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Mundelein attempted to hold the ball for the final shot, but Lake Zurich forced a five-second violation on Mustangs senior guard Nick Filippo. On the ensuing inbounds play from midcourt, senior center Ryan Richman made a layup off of a lob pass to extend the lead to 17.


Junior guard Mike Travlos finished with 20 points for the Bears, with senior guard Brad Kruse adding 19 points. For the Mustangs, senior Sam Nelson and sophomore Pierre Bailey each tallied 11 points.


Lake Zurich’s guard trio of Travlos, Kruse and junior Jack O’Neill combined for 49 points on the night, outscoring the entire Mundelein team by seven points.


“We tried to play like them. We tried to go a million miles an hour, and that really hurt us. We need to play under control, and once we got under control we broke it open. We should have been playing like that the whole game.” — Lake Zurich junior guard Mike Travlos


Published by Jakub Rudnik

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