Clutch free-throw shooting lifts Glenbrook South past Glenbrook North

The Titans made eight of their final 10 attempts from the charity stripe and finished 15-of-17 for the game. 

Glenbrook South 44, Glenbrook North 34


The Glenbrook South boys basketball team never trailed in the final three quarters of Friday’s matchup with rival Glenbrook North. After combining for 44 points and 20 turnovers through three quarters, Glenbrook South (3-3) and Glenbrook North (1-4) totaled 34 points in an exciting fourth quarter as the Titans pulled out the home victory in Glenview.


Glenbrook North got within six points of the lead with 4:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Glenbrook South made eight of its final 10 free throws to hold off any chance of a Spartans comeback.


Glenbrook South ran its offense through senior center Conor McCarthy, who finished the game with 16 points and five rebounds. For Glenbrook North, junior Jan Siegien had 16 points, while senior Ethan Lutz led the defensive effort with four steals.


Glenbrook South finished the game 15 of 17 from the free-throw line, including 13 of 15 in the final quarter. Glenbrook North attempted just four free throws in the game.


“It feels good, you know, when everyone’s knocking [free throws] down. Once one person starts making them then everyone starts making them. It’s kind of contagious.” – McCarthy

Originally posted on 12/06/13

By Jakub Rudnik

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