Boys basketball: Oswego overpowers Plainfield South
By Paul Johnson For Sun-Times Media January 25, 2013 9:34PM
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:55AM
Oswego doesn’t spend a lot of time in practice playing without star senior point guard Miles Simelton.
So when Simelton picked up his third foul with 6:56 left in the second quarter and the Panthers down by two, the team had to adjust on the fly.
As it turned out, Oswego wound up taking the game over with Simelton sitting on the bench.
The Panthers outscored Plainfield South 23-4 the rest of the second quarter and cruised to a 69-39 Southwest Prairie Conference win.
“I’ll be honest, and maybe this is on me as a coach, but we don’t practice a lot without Miles, you know what I mean?” Oswego coach Kevin Schnable said. “He’s not off to the side. He’s our point guard. ... I felt like our guys did a good job. The adjustment they all had to make, they all had to shift positions, and we really responded.”
Seniors Jack Kwiatkowski and Elliot McGaughy (18 points) took over the game. Kwiatkowski scored 10 of his season-high 14 points in the second quarter and McGaughy hit a pair of three-pointers at the end of the half to give Oswego (18-2, 7-0 SPC) a 40-23 lead at the break.
Plainfield South (5-13, 3-6) was led by James Hill’s nine points.