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Big first quarter propels Uplift to win

11/25/2013, 8:50pm CST
By Bryan Bonato

Uplift used a 19-4 first half-run as it stormed past Lakes 69-51 in a first day matchup at the Mundelein tournament.

Uplift 69, Lakes 51

THE SKINNY

Junior guard Jereme Roscoe hit his first 3 shots, all three-pointers, and Uplift rolled past Lakes 69-51 on Day 1 of the Mundelein tourney.

TURNING POINT

Uplift used a 19-4 run in a 6:15 stretch around the first-quarter break to blow the game open. The biggest lead was 65-37 after 3 quarters.

THE STAR

Roscoe had 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter. For the game, he was 8-of-10 from the foul line.

BY THE NUMBERS

Uplift was 26-of-58 shooting and Lakes was 19-of-52. Jmaya Wyatt had 13 points and 8 boards for Uplift and Quintin Olagbegi added 15 points. For Lakes, Tramone Hudson had 10 points, while Michal Tomasiewicz and Jake Balliu had nine each. Uplift ran a minute off the clock to start the game and the possession ended with a Roscoe trey. The Titans never trailed.

QUOTABLE

“I’m happy with how we played. Lakes has beaten us twice in the last two years. Even more than that, we wanted to prove to ourselves that we are ready to come out and compete this year by having a good showing in our first game. It’s beneficial for us to come up to Mundelein for this tournament because of the teams we see. As we go through the playoffs later in the season, we’ll see teams from up here ... the style of play, the officiating. It’s all different from the city.” — Uplift coach David Taylor

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