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Lyons' Christopher O'Reilly goes up for a layup as he's surrounded by York's Justin Kurash, Frank Toohey, and Jack Heinle. Lyons Township High School hosted York High School in boys basketball Saturday evening. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media
York's inside-outside game gave Lyons fits all night long on Saturday as the No. 25 Dukes cruised to a 62-43 West Suburban Silver road win.
"You can't just play inside or outside," York guard David Cohn said. "If we can keep up this inside-outside play, we can be dangerous. We have so much talent on this team. It's just about distributing it at the right time."
York post players Justin Kurash and Frank Toohey scored the game's first two buckets from the paint. Cohn then nailed a three-pointer for a 7-1 lead and it was apparent Lyons (8-12, 1-7) was going to have a tough time stopping the Dukes' inside-outside game.
York (16-5, 6-2) led 17-9 after the first quarter as Cohn had nine of his game-high 17 points in the first.
Cohn, who is committed to playing college basketball at Colorado State, turned his focus to getting the big boys down low more involved as he took just five shots the rest of the game.
York led 28-20 at halftime and 46-33 after the third quarter. Kurash had 12 points for the Dukes while Toohey added nine points and 10 rebounds.
"We were just trying to get at them from the start," said the 6-8 Kurash. "We had a lot of size on them. We just kept running all our 'big' plays."
Harrison Niego led the Lions with nine points while Christopher O'Reilly contributed six points.
"We tried to hang in there," Niego said. "They're a very good team and at the top of our conference. We had to match their physicality. I was very proud of the effort. Everyone gave 110 percent out there."