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Chicagoland Jewish rolls over North Shore Country Day

12/19/2013, 10:15pm CST
By Jon Kerr | For Sun-Times Media | @prepspioneer

Senior guard Josh Silverman scored a team-high 19 points to help the Tigers continue their hot start.


Chicagoland Jewish's Hillel Schwartz (left) drives to the hoop during a game Thursday. | Nic Summers/for Sun-Times Media

Chicagoland Jewish 82, North Shore Country Day 61

THE SKINNY

The Tigers have gotten off to a fast start this season, going undefeated through four games in the Chicago Prep League. Thursday night, they hosted a nonconference game against North Shore Country Day (2-5, 0-3 ISL). Using a full-court, trapping press, the Tigers (6-1, 4-0) seized control early and never relinquished the lead after the opening minutes.

TURNING POINT

After the Raiders cut the lead to 53-43 with 1:15 to go, Tigers senior center Nathaniel Moses scored a layup. On North Shore Country Day’s ensuing possession, Moses blocked a shot by Raiders guard Matt Morette (19 points). Chicagoland Jewish junior Josh Newlander followed with a 3-pointer, closing out the quarter with a 5-0 Tigers run.

THE STAR

Josh Silverman. The senior guard is a streaky shooter, and he was on Thursday night, draining 3-of-4 three-point shots to lead the Tigers with 19 points. Senior guard Avidan Halivni added 15 points. Senior forward Ian Meyer led the Raiders with 24 points.

BY THE NUMBERS

North Shore Country Day had more turnovers (26) than field goals (24).

QUOTABLE

“In the last couple of games we’ve been coming out strong in the first quarter and taking our foot off the gas. This game we got into our heads that it’s full pressure all the time.” — Halivni

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