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Just when you thought you’d seen it all ... you didn’t.
See it all, that is.
With Warren leading Lake Forest Academy 26-9 at halftime of Tuesday night’s game in Warren’s season-opening tournament and both teams coming out of the locker room after the break, a fight between two teenagers broke out at one of the courts. Security and members of the Gurnee police department moved quickly to break up the fight and escorted the combatants out of the gym.
At that point, the players were sent back to the locker rooms and after a lengthy discussion, it was decided to clear the gym of all spectators. So, the second half of what turned out to be a 60-39 Warren victory was witnessed by players, coaches and officials.
The win was the first for new Warren coach Ryan Webber, and probably will be his most unusual win ever at the Gurnee school.
“I definitely won’t forget my first win at Warren,” Webber said. The coach said he’s seen a lot of things over the years, but nothing quite like that.
What the fans missed was 15-point performance by Adrian Deere for Warren (1-1). Lake Forest Academy was led by Ryan Clamage who had nine points.
“We seemed more settled than last night (a loss to Waukegan),” said Webber. “The first game is always the toughest. I thought our effort and energy level was better and we played within our system.”
Warren will play North Chicago (2-0) at 7 on Wednesday. Lake Forest Academy (0-2) will face Waukegan (1-1) at 5:30.