Illinois high school boys basketball: Benet beats Carmel after losing previous close games

Monday, January 11, 2010

Benet Academy Redwings 51 33 Carmel Catholic Corsairs

The Benet Academy Redwings defeated the Carmel Catholic Corsairs 51–33 last Friday. The victory brings Benet's league record to an unbeaten 4–0 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference.

The Redwings headed into the game hosted at Mundelein, Illinois, United States, with a record of 10–3, having lost three of its last five games. Benet's last two defeats came within two points each against Lockport Township High School and Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin.

The Corsairs, with a record of 7–9 after the game, lagged behind with a score of 4–20 after the first eight minutes. Benet's Dan Sobolewski scored a game-high 11 points, and his teammate Dylan Flood scored nine, seven of which he scored in the first quarter. Frank Kaminsky scored ten.

On the other side, Carmel's Jon Huisel, who also scored ten points, went up against Kaminsky and "held him in check." Teammate Patrick Cox scored eight points and had five rebounds and three blocked shots.

"But they are a good team," Carmel coach John Ryan said of Benet. "They haven't lost in conference, and I think they beat a good St. Patrick team by 14 points (41–27)."