GAME 15 RECAP: MAINE SOUTH 40, DePAUL PREP 36
HINSDALE, Ill. – Maine South scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to help score a XX-XX win over DePaul College Prep in the quarterfinals of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.
Maine South (10-1) built a 19-14 lead at the half, but DePaul (5-7) closed the third quarter on a 14-4 run to take a 31-27 lead into the fourth quarter. Maine South answered back in the fourth as the Hawks scored the first nine points over the quarter’s first 6:30 to surge back in front 36-35. Jon Arenas sparked the run with five points. Matthew Tonkel broke DePual’s scoring drought with a bucket with 1:08 left, but four straight free throws put Maine South up 40-33 with eight seconds left. A Perry Cowan three-pointer just before the buzzer made the final score 40-36 in favor of Maine South.
Maine South finished the contest shooting 46.2 percent (12-of-26) from the floor and 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from downtown. Arenas finished the contest with a team-leading 12 points and five assists and also added eight rebounds. Brad Perry finished with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds while also blocking three shots. Tommy Digan added eight points for the Hawks.
Perry Cowan led DePaul with 13 points and five rebounds. Craig Atkins added nine points and three steals while Kareem Anthony added six points. The Rams struggled with their shooting, hitting just 29.5 percent (13-of-44) from the floor, including 26.3 percent (5-of-19) from three-point range.
Maine South secured its place in tomorrow’s semifinal and will face the winner of the Crespi Carmelite/Hinsdale Central contest at 8:30 p.m. DePaul will face the loser of the Crespi Carmelite/Hinsdale Central contest in a consolation game at 5:15 p.m.