GAME 17 RECAP: WESTINGHOUSE 75, HOPE ACADEMY 72 (OT)
HINSDALE, Ill. – Westinghouse needed overtime to topple Hope Academy 75-72 in a game that features 12 lead changes and nine ties at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.
Westinghouse (6-6) grabbed an 18-13 lead after one quarter, but Hope Academy (6-6) answered back in the second, outscoring the Warriors 19-12 while taking a 32-30 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Westinghouse took control of the contest in the third, outscoring Hope 14-4 over the final five minutes of action to build a 10-point lead (54-44) after three. Westinghouse continued to lead by 10 with five minutes left to play, but Hope opened up a 15-2 run to take a three-point lead with one minute left to play. A Coreyoun Rushin layup with 45 seconds left cut the lead down to one. Journey Fleming hit a free throw for Hope with 26 seconds left, but Lamonte Lumpkins tied the game for Westinghouse with a pair of free throws to send the game to overtime.
In the extra period, Hope held a 72-71 lead with 1:38 left to play but Corinthian Fields knocked down a three-pointer to put Westinghouse in front 74-72. A free throw from Lumpkins with 17 seconds left gave the Warriors a three-point lead. Jordan Doss’ potential game-tying three-pointer bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Rushin led Westinghouse in the win, shooting 8-of-11 to total 23 points while also pulling down nine rebounds. Chandler Smith and Lumpkins added 13 points apiece for the Warriors.
Hope was led by Fleming’s 23 points. Troy Johnson added 19 points and Doss finished with 10. Malcom Sellers pulled down a game-high rebounds.
Westinghouse will face the winner of the Perspectives/Urban Prep Englewood contests tomorrow (December 30) at 11:00 a.m. The loser of the Perspectives/Urban Prep Englewood game will face Hope Academy at 9:30 a.m.