Thornwood coach Paul Slavich said most of his guys are capable of blowing up the scoreboard. Friday against Andrew, it was Donzel Vinson lighting the fuse. Vinson put on a shooting display and Thornwood (18-4, 11-0) blew by Andrew (4-16, 1-10) in SouthWest Suburban Red play after trailing by five in the second quarter.
Andrew tied the game at 31-31 on a three-pointer from Joey Krutilla (nine points), but Vinson answered with a silky step-back three and Thornwood finished the third frame with a 22-7 surge.
Vinson splashed four three-pointers in the third quarter and poured in a season-high 21 points on 7-for-10 shooting. In the fourth, he buried a shot a few steps beyond the arc with a defender draped all over him.
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Andrew’s Aaron Williams scored 16 points and Jacob Platt added seven and some slick backdoor passing. Brian Thomas and Chelby Frazier chipped in 10 apiece for Thornwood.
“After I hit the first few, (the rim) started looking big — real big. It felt like I couldn’t miss.” — Vinson