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  H-F enior forward Maurion Scott shoots a jumper
  over Bolingbrook’s Tyler Cochran. Cochran totaled
  18 points.
(Donald Crocker/H-F Chronicle)
 

Homewood-Flossmoor’s Vikings came out the gate strong Friday night, leading the Bolingbrook Raiders by as many as 14 points in the first half. 

 
The last time the H-F (19-6, 7-2) faced off with Bolingbrook (19-6, 8-1) on Jan. 18, the Vikings allowed 86 points and 56 points in the paint.
 
  Senior R.J. Ogom puts up a
  hook shot in the third
  quarter. Ogom ended the
  night with 18 points and
 five rebounds.
(Donald
  Crocker/H-F Chronicle) 
 

“We came in the game knowing we had to stop them defensively. We had to make sure they couldn’t put that many points,” H-F senior forward Maurion Scott said.  

 
Bolingbrook’s Joseph Yesufu and Tyler Cochran tallied up 37 points to help carry the Raiders to a 65-60 win.
 
H-F turned the ball over towards the end of the second quarter and that’s when the momentum began to shift. Yesufu capped off the quarter with buzzer-beating three to close the gap to eight points. 
 
Bolingbrook slowly began to come back in the third quarter and led H-F 50-45 after a couple sloppy plays by the Vikings. 
 
The Vikings came close to regaining the lead multiple times in the fourth quarter, but Bolingbrook managed to maintain their lead regardless.
 
“We didn’t execute. Sideline out of bounds, we didn’t execute. Baseline out of bounds, we didn’t handle pressure like we’re supposed to,” Head coach Marc Condotti said. “We have to be able to handle ourselves in those situations a little bit better.” 
 
After this loss, H-F will need to win their game against Sandburg on Feb. 19 and Bolingbrook has to lose against Lincoln-Way East if the Vikings hope to win the SWSC title.

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