Eisenhower's Maurice Ousley goes up for a shot against Bremen's Mack Holder. | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media
A big third quarter dealt Bremen (4-1, 0-1) its first loss and gave Eisenhower coach Mike Curta his 300th career coaching win in the South Suburban Red opener for both teams Friday in Blue Island. Eisenhower improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the SSC Red.
Leading 47-45 at the half, Eisenhower went on an 18-6 run and never looked back. Calvionate Washington scored nine points during the run, including back-to-back threes, that allowed the Cardinals to take a 65-51 lead. Eisenhower led by double digits the rest of the way.
Khalil Williams had 23 points, including a three-pointer that gave the hosts a 100-79 lead with 2:10 left in the game. Washington hit three treys in the first 3:23 of the second half.
BY THE NUMBERS
Four Cardinals reached double figures in Williams (23), Washington (17), Kyle London (12) and Kaylin Hawkins (11). Bremen’s Deamonta Carpenter and Mack Holder, who left the game late with an injury, each scored 31.
“It means I’ve had a lot of great players and I should have won more games. That’s my fault.” — Curta on what 300 career coaching wins means