Boys Basketball: Glenbard East done in by Matt Dunn, West Aurora
BY RICK ARMSTRONG email@example.com January 31, 2014 10:10PM
West Aurora's Matt Dunn drives around Glenbard East's Jaron Hall during Friday's game. | Jeff Krage/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 3, 2014 5:44PM
They left no doubt.
Matt Dunn and his West Aurora teammates took nothing for granted Friday, starting strong and rolling to an 80-46 rout of Glenbard East to open the second round of DuPage Valley Conference play.
“We just wanted to come out and play four quarters and not take them lightly because of their record,” said the 5-8 junior guard, who opened the game by hitting a three-pointer from the corner off a sweet kickout pass from a driving Roland Griffin.
“We thought that’s what happened last week (in a close win) at Lake Park.”
This one was over early as the Blackhawks (15-3, 8-0) raced out to a 21-8 advantage after one quarter and 43-18 at the half.
They cruised in the second half.
And Dunn got his first double-double after missing the feat by two points last week at home against East Aurora. Dunn, who didn’t have a first-quarter rebound, grabbed seven of them in the second and finished with 11 to go with his 16 points.
“Just a lot of motion and a lot of open opportunities,” Dunn said, flashing a big smile. “The first quarter I came out a little lackadaisical and made some bad passes.”
Griffin joined him with a double-double, getting 12 points and 10 rebounds. He put an exclamation point on the affair with back-to-back slam dunks late in the third quarter.
Senior Jontrell Walker led the way as usual, popping for a game-high 27 points that included three three-pointers.
“One of the things I was looking forward to was seeing if there was improvement from the first meeting, but we really struggled against their pressure and I thought they buried us with their rebounding, especially in the first half,” said Glenbard East coach Scott Miller, whose Rams fell to 4-16 and 0-8.
Pat Peterkin led the home team with 12 points and sophomore Terrence Lakes added eight off the bench. Darryl Jones came off the bench late and scored nine straight points for East in the final three minutes.
“That was sort of the emphasis, to play strong from the start and not worry about records,” West Aurora coach Gordie Kerkman said.
“Dunn getting the double-double, that was good that he got to a lot of those boards. Inch for inch, he’s our best rebounder. And Tommy Koth did well, too, we had him with eight reboounds.”