Donzel Vinson leads Thornwood to easy win

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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.


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

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