Will Jones helps Evanston complete season sweep of New Trier

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Evanston 63, New Trier 55

THE SKINNY

Junior forward Elijah Henry answered a New Trier basket with 2 minutes, 23 seconds to play, and the Evanston boys basketball team went 8-for-10 on free throws in the final two minutes to complete the season sweep. After beating New Trier 68-39 early last month, Evanston had a tougher time Friday in Winnetka. Evanston managed the victory without one of its best bench players. Freshman guard Nojel Eastern sat out with a sore left knee.

TURNING POINT

New Trier senior guard Jordan Thomas scored consecutive baskets to start the fourth quarter to get the Trevians (12-8 overall, 2-4 CSL South) within three, 42-39. Evanston (15-5, 5-1) punched back right away with back-to-back baskets of its own courtesy of senior forward Jackson Mihevc and Henry to extend the lead to 47-39 with 4:53 left in the game.

THE STAR

Evanston senior guard Will Jones led all scorers with 22 points and helped secure with the win by going 7-for-8 from the charity stripe in the last half of the fourth quarter.

BY THE NUMBERS

Thomas, who didn’t play in the Dec. 7, 2013, meeting between the two teams, scored 21 points. Henry added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildkits, who entered Friday’s contest one game behind Maine South in the conference.

QUOTABLE

“On the bus ride here, I told myself I was going to be aggressive with the ball.” — Jones

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