GAME 27 RECAP: FOREMAN 67, ST. CHARLES EAST 55
HINSDALE, Ill. - Foreman overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat St. Charles East 67-55 at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.
St. Charles East (8-5) jumped out to a quick start, building a 17-10 lead after the first quarter. The Saints led by as many as eight points in the second before carrying a 29-24 lead into halftime.
Foreman (5-8) came alive in the third quarter, open the half on a 10-4 run to surge in front 34-33. The two teams traded leads for the next two minutes until an Antonio Matthews layup and a three-pointer from Brian Roa gave Foreman a four-point cushion. The Hornets led 51-48 after three quarters. Foreman scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to nine. After St. Charles East brought the lead down to five, Foreman responded by scoring the next 10 points to take a 15-point lead with less than a minute to play and put the game out of reach.
David Forrest led Foreman with a game-high 17 points while also pulling down six rebounds. Matthews and Jamar Allison added 13 points apiece for the Hornets. Foreman shot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) in the second half, including 4-of-5 (80.0 percent) from downtown. The Hornets finished the contest hitting 45.0 percent (27-of-60) from the floor.
J.T. Ford led St. Charles East with 14 points. Zach Hondlik added 12 points and five rebounds while Justin Hardy totaled 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. After shooting 61.1 percent (11-of-18) in the opening half, the Saints shot just 33.3 percent (8-of-24) in the game’s final 16 minutes.