With a showdown at powerful Stevenson next on the schedule, Warren (14-9 overall, 4-4 North Suburban Conference Lake Division) managed to stay focused on the task at hand and handed visiting Mundelein its 20th loss in 22 games, including 7 straight losses in the division.
THE TURNING POINT
It was 44-34 at halftime, but Warren outscored Mundelein 26-9 in the third quarter, hitting 12-of-13 shots from the field, with many coming on layups after steals. Greg Swane had nine points and Adrian Deere six in the frame.
Warren senior Eric Gillespie had a 27-point night, 17 in the first half when the game was still competitive.
BY THE NUMBERS
The biggest lead was 29 points. For Mundelein, Derek Parola hit five threes and had 27 points. Nick Filippo added 12. The Mustangs were 25-of-52 shooting, including 10-of-29 from distance. Warren was 34-of-47 shooting. Deere had 17 points and Swane 15.
“Our guys choose when to turn it on and when to turn it off. Good teams don’t do that. We talk about playing to a high standard, and we have to do that. We’re not quite as driven as we need to be right now.” — Warren coach Ryan Webber