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Bolingbrook's Johnathan Boatright steals the ball from Romeoville's Domas Zddanevicius. | John Patsch~For Sun-Times Media
When Bolingbrook’s Ben Moore grabbed the opening tip and scored on a layup two seconds into the Raiders’ game with visiting Romeoville, the onslaught started and Bolingbrook rolled to a 64-34 victory Tuesday.
The Raiders (6-2) were so dominant that Moore’s opening layup got them started on a 15-0 run and Bolingbrook led 19-3 at the end of the first quarter and then 37-11 at halftime.
Romeoville didn’t even score until there was 1:30 remaining in the first quarter and Jimmy Moon sank a three-pointer.
And Moore scored only four points, but he played in only the first quarter. Bolingbrook coach Rob Brost pulled most of his starters in the first half.
So it was left to the bench to pad the lead.
Gage Davis led the Raiders with 12 points and Johnathan Boatright chipped in 11 points. Julian Torres, a 6-8 sophomore, scored 10 for Bolingbrook.
It was a performance that made Moore proud of his bench.
“The bench did a really good job and they played hard and kept us in the game and they’ve kept us in games where (the starters) have been on the court, too,” Moore said. “It was very important because it builds our confidence as well as theirs. Everybody is buying into the same thing.”
Brost was also pleased with how the bench played, but said it may not have been the right time to try out any new offensive or defensive schemes, especially with the McDipper holiday tournament coming up next week.
“We basically wanted to do what we do and keep getting better at that,” Brost said. “The second and third units got a lot of time today and we are proud of their effort and how they played.”
Romeoville (0-9) was led by Moon and Bobby Leach with six points apiece.