Right from the start, the Redhawks used their size to overwhelm the Rams behind a double-double from senior center Nick Czarnowski.
Ending the first quarter on a 13-2 run, Naperville Central (5-1, 2-0 DuPage Valley) ran away from Glenbard East during what Redhawks coach Pete Kramer called his team’s best first half of the year.
The Hillsdale College-bound Czarnowski turned in game-highs in both points and rebounds with 16 and 13, respectively. In helping the Redhawks build a 36-13 halftime lead, he ended the first half with a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
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Ryan Antony was the lone other guy in double figures for Naperville Central with 11 points, which included beating the first-half buzzer with a three-pointer. JaRon Hall had a team-high 11 points for Glenbard East (1-6 0-2 DuPage Valley), which only had five field goals in the first half.
“Everybody was flowing. I mean, we were moving the ball around really well. We had good (ball movement). I think the ball was going inside (and) I was bringing it right back out. Pat (Maloney) and I were both scoring and our shooters were hitting their shots.” – Czarnowski