||More Sports||Sign up||School Finder|
Schaumburg senior guard Kyle Bolger scored ten of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Saxons pulled away from Barrington down the stretch for a key 46-40 MSL West win Friday night.
Barrington led by a point after three, but a 9-2 run by Schaumburg to open the fourth quarter proved too much for the Broncos to overcome.
Bolger and 6-6 senior forward Jimmy Lundquist (14 points) scored 17 of the Saxons' 21 points during the final eight minutes. The victory also pushed Schaumburg (11-8 overall, 5-2) into a first-place tie in the MSL West with Fremd, which was idle Friday.
"Kyle Bolger and Jimmy Lundquist are two of the most underrated players in the entire Chicagoland area," Schaumburg coach Matt Walsh said. "Both are three-year starters and have been a lot of fun to watch and coach."
The game, which included five lead changes, was tight throughout. But Cole Reyes' layup on a brilliant pass from Lundquist with just over four minutes to play forced a Barrington timeout and gave the Saxons a six-point lead. It was their largest advantage since the first two minutes of the game and seemed to break the Broncos for good.
Barrington's hopes of a division crown have all but mathematically vanished, as they fell to 12-10 overall and 3-4 in the MSL West with just three division games remaining
Brad Zaumseil scored a game-high 25 points for the Broncos, but no other Barrington player finished with more than four.
"Schaumburg is a good team, and they've got a lot of experience," Barrington coach Bryan Tucker said. "Brad did a great job scoring as usual, but we needed some other guys to step up. Usually that happens but it didn't tonight."