Ridgewood's Adam Yaghmour fights for the loose ball against Kennedy's Ricky Ellis during their game in Norridge on Friday evening. | Kevin Tanaka/for Sun-Times Media
Ridgewood 73, Kennedy 40
The Ridgewood boys basketball team started its game against Kennedy on a 19-0 run. The fate of Friday night's game in Norridge was never in doubt after that. The Rebels (7-12) led 40-14 at the half and 55-27 at the end of the third quarter.
Ridgewood senior point guard Anthony Mroz started the game by hitting a jumper on Ridgewood's opening possession. Junior guard Dino Devivo (12 points) followed with a 3-pointer, and Mroz knocked down another jumper to stretch the Rebels' lead to 7-0 about two minutes into the game.
Mroz made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points during the first quarter. He finished with 21 points and six steals.
BY THE NUMBERS
Ridgewood senior guard Brandon Kassam didn't miss a shot en route to 14 points. He went 6 of 6 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line. Ridgewood freshman guard Zach Rzewnicki scored 10 points and secured a game-high six rebounds. Junior guard Vonzell Williams led Kennedy (3-17) with 13 points.
“We wanted to improve for later in the season and we just wanted to get better tonight. … We wanted to work on our sets. We wanted to get better as individuals and a team.” — Devivo on the team's mind-set entering its game against Kennedy