CG opens conference play with win over PR

Coming off of a tough 41-34 loss to Schaumburg, the Trojans knew they couldn’t let that game come back and beat them twice with rival Prairie Ridge on deck.

Behind a 16-4 run to start the game and a suffocating defensive performance, Cary-Grove (4-1, 1-0) was able to grind out a 45-33 victory over their conference rival. The Trojans were led by strong performances from Sam Carhart and Addison West, who scored 20 combined points, roughly half the team’s total.

As for Prairie Ridge (1-5, 0-1), they could never really get into an offensive rhythm. For a team that went 20-7 last year, the Wolves have taken a huge step back. Getting into a 12-point deficit after the first quarter proved to be too big for the Wolves.

In order to prevent a slow start in the future, Prairie Ridge coach Dave Otto said they need to ¨make a basket.¨

¨Hey, Cary played great defense on us and didn’t really give us any shots,” Coach Otto said. “We just couldn’t get to the hole [and] break through. Again, credit to Cary.¨

Up next for the Trojans is a home game against Crystal Lake South. The Trojans hope to carry their momentum this weekend to start 2-0 in conference play for the first time in two years.

As for Prairie Ridge, they will have a ten day rest before taking on Payton College Prep.