L/P boys add to win streak

A second half surge by the Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys basketball team Thursday night pushed its winning streak to four straight games.

The first half of this Southeast Conference game was a struggle for the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics. The home team was hampered by foul trouble and only led by seven points at halftime of the conference game at the Pacelli Gym.

"We came out a bit overconfident and L-O outworked us in the first half," L/P coach Casey Anderson said. "It's too bad it took us a whole half to scrap back. In the second half, we started running our offensive sets and playing defense."

David Diang and Jordan Hart had a number of steals in the second half as the Athletics used their defense to pull away for a 59-31 win. Diang finished with a game-high 19 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Hart also scored in double figures with 10 points on the night.

"We didn't play real well in the first half and should've had less turnovers," Diang said. "The shots weren't falling in the first half, so we got the defense going and scored in transition. We've won a few games in a row and now, I feel like we're playing better as a team."


Lyle/Pacelli (4-4 overall, 2-3 SEC) plays the Rochester Home Schoolers on Monday night in Lyle.



Zach Royston 11, Dom Lazzara 8, Mitch Scaglione 8, Nate Bunne 4.


David Diang 19, Jordan Hart 10, Skylar Meyer 9, Damian Haugen 9, Max Brennan 6, Alex Oskirko 3, Jonah Rohne 2, Sean Shapiro 1.

Halftime:Lyle/Pacelli 28, L-O 21.

Three-point goals:LO 3 (Lazzara 2, Bunne 1). LP 2 (Diang 1, Haugen 1).


Free throws:L-O 6-15, Lyle/Pacelli 15-42.

Rebounds:L/P 38 (Brennan 11, Diang 11).

Fouled out:LO, Scaglione, Tom Mackey. LP, Meyer.

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