Conant led 16-12 early in the second quarter. Host Morton’s defense took over from there, posting a shutout for the next nine minutes and allowing just eight points the rest of the way on its way to a 36-24 win in a Class 4A regional final.
Weisner Perez caught fire by scoring 13 of his game-high 20 points in the third quarter as Morton used a stunning 35-point reversal in recovering from a 15-point first half-deficit en route to a decisive 68-48 victory over Hinsdale South in West Suburban Gold play Tuesday.
Senior Greg Carter has been a rock this season for Morton. The dynamic 5-9 combination guard led the surging No. 23 Mustangs to four victories last week, and for his efforts, is the Sun-Times Athlete of the Week.
Greg Carter scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and Weisner Perez had 20 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Morton defeated No. 18 Proviso East 78-63 Saturday in Maywood to avenge two earlier defeats.
Overlooked Stevenson guard Matt Johnson provided a boost by scoring 12 early points as the top-ranked Patriots defeated No. 25 Morton 75-62 in a Proviso West Holiday Tournament quarterfinal Saturday in Hillside.
Greg Carter scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, as Morton knocked off previously-unbeaten Uplift 65-50 in the second round of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament.
Jarvis Cannon and Antario Simon scored 13 points apiece, and Weisner Perez had 11 points and 12 rebounds as No. 25 Morton rolled to a 74-46 victory over Gage Park Monday in a first-round Proviso West Holiday tournament game.