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Young's Paul White slam dunks against Foreman. | Patrick Gleason~For Sun-Times Media
Young used a very business like approach in dismantling Foreman on Sunday with a 72-41 victory in the Publice League quarterfinals at Chicago State.
The young Hornets from the Red-North were out-matched by their Red-West counterparts, as the Dolphins cruised to a 32-17 half-time lead behind the inside presence of Jahlil Okafor (15 points) and the hot shooting of Miles Reynolds (16 points) . Okafor also registered eight rebounds and three blocks.
Just as Okafor and Reynolds owned the first half, 6-9 forward Paul White and 6-4 LJ Peak took over in the second half. White led all scorers with 21 points and seven rebounds and Peak chipped in with ten.
“We wanted to execute, run our offense and make them play if they wanted to send two or three people at me,” Okafor said. “Miles did a great job in the first half of loosening things up and making them play honest and we just took off from there.”
Reynolds said that he understands what his role is. “If they try to double and triple team Jahlil, then it is up to the rest of us to make teams pay,” Reynolds said. “Jahlil will hit the open man and it is up to us to be ready to knock those shots down.”
Jovonni Harell was the lone player from Foreman (15-5) in double figures with ten points.
“I would have liked for us to have been able to compete a little stronger, but when this game ended I had five under classmen on the floor and we will be back,” Foreman coach Terry Head said. “Look for us to be in the thick of it next season because of what we have accomplished this season.