Nate Navigato, asked the last time he was guarded by a 5-foot-8 defender, could only laugh and shake his head.
“That was different,” Geneva’s 6-7 senior said, “but he was with me the whole game. I probably should have posted him more.”
Size aside, Rockford Jefferson was indeed no pushover.
Navigato’s tie-breaking technical free throws sparked a decisive 11-0 fourth-quarter Geneva run as the Vikings rallied past Jefferson 63-54 in Wednesday’s Class 4A DeKalb Sectional semifinal.