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Boys basketball: Barett Benson, Hinsdale South use height advantage to topple Leyden

<p>Leyden's Marcos Herrera (right) looks to pass, guarded by Hinsdale South's Larry Motuzis. | Gary Larsen/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Leyden's Marcos Herrera (right) looks to pass, guarded by Hinsdale South's Larry Motuzis. | Gary Larsen/For Sun-Times Media

Hinsdale South boys basketball got a Leyden 59-36 win over Leyden Friday night after getting an early lead in the first half over the Eagles. Read more from Gary Larsen on High School Cube News.

Hinsdale South 59, Leyden 36

THE SKINNY

Hinsdale South used a 31-1 scoring run in the first half in building an insurmountable lead over Leyden in their WSC Gold contest. Leyden (10-9, 1-7) took a 2-0 advantage to start the contest but the Hornets (14-7, 5-3) led 20-3 after a quarter, 36-12 at halftime, and led by 30 points early in the third in cruising to the win.

TURNING POINT

The Hornets' big scoring run started when they began using their superior length to challenge Leyden’s outside shooters and control the offensive and defensive glass. “We’re very long, which is a good benefit, but teams with a lot of guards can worry us,” South coach Brett Moore said. “Defensively I thought we did a nice job tonight.”

[Read the full story on High School Cube News.]

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