By Jake Terpins, Sports Editor
As senior Matt Woloch drives to the basket, there was nobody there to stop him. He jumped and slammed it down giving prospect all of the momentum.
Prospect (10-9) was up most of the game against the Hersey Huskies (7-13). The 57-44 win for the Knights was huge to keep them in the hunt for an MSL East championship.
Throughout the game, Prospect had eight different scorers. Double digit scorers were sophomore Owen Schneider, junior Chase Larsen and senior Brian Dini.
“We’ve been talking all the time about good shots vs great shots,” Camardella said. “But the way we finally figured everything out today was great.”
The big story of the game was Dini who recorded an astonishing 15 rebounds. This gave Prospect multiple second chances and limited Hersey to a lot of one shot possessions.
“Hersey has size but I just had to step into my role and be the person that stepped up big down there” Dini said.
In the first half, Camardella was very happy with how the knights played with their scoring and solid defense to help them contain the lead, however, the momentum switch happened in the second half.
After Woloch threw down a huge dunk in the third quarter, the momentum clearly swung to Prospect. Prospect took the game from a five point lead to a 13 point lead.
Although prospect took this lead into double digits, Hersey showed some fight. There were a few times in the third quarter and multiple in the fourth quarter when Hersey looked like they could bring the game it back within five points but then got cut down by a score from Prospect.
This game kept Prospect in third place in the MSL East, two games behind undefeated Buffalo Grove who they play Feb. 2.