Men’s basketball: Waubonsee dominates Trinity Christian JV
By Bill Kindt For Sun-Times Media November 13, 2012 9:46PM
Updated: November 13, 2012 10:49PM
When they put it all together they’ll be just about impossible to beat.
There is no question the men’s basketball team Waubonsee Community College trots on the court has talent.
That talent flashed large glimpses Tuesday night during a 100-76 pounding of the Trinity Christian Junior Varsity at Erickson Hall.
The Chiefs shot lights out (40 of 71), grabbed 51 rebounds and showed the teamwork of champions with 32 assists.
“We needed to get our big guys involved,” WCC coach David Heiss said. “As a team, your goal should be at least 20 assists then you know you’re sharing the basketball.”
Waubonsee (2-1) never trailed and opened up a 52-26 halftime lead with a 15-1 burst early in the first half.
There were plenty of reasons to smile.
D.J. Vaughn led all scorers with 26 points, hitting 8 of 10 from behind the three-point arc. Vaughn also dished out seven assists.
He had plenty of help.
Marcus Franklin was two assists short of a triple double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and Tramell Weathersby was active with 15 points and seven rebounds. Naushay Turner also found double figures with 10 for the Chiefs.
Not everything was worthy of praise. The Chiefs were guilty of 28 turnovers and the second half defense disappeared while the Trolls knocked down eight three-point shots.
“We should have beat them by more,” Heiss said. “We were careless with the ball, way too careless. I don’t know if there’s such a thing as a good turnover but we have bad turnovers. We’re throwing it right to the defense. And, we’re getting beat off the dribble way too much
“The other thing that bothered me was how many times did we have guys who didn’t know who they were guarding and how many times did we have two guys guarding one guy?”
Trinity (0-5) made it somewhat interesting by hitting five straight treys to open the second half, cutting Waubonsee’s lead to 15 (57-42).
Then Cory Alvis hit a trey from the top of the circle off a screen and Turner scored on a layup off a feed from Alvis to right the ship.
Both Alvis (5 points, 3 rebounds) and Carlton Rose (6 points, 5 rebounds) showed hustle off the bench and are two more pieces to completing the WCC puzzle.