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Boys basketball routs Barrington in close game

Junior Bryce Only attempts to shoot against two Barrington team players during the senior night game (M. Krebs).
Junior Bryce Only runs to score during the Senior Night basketball game (M. Krebs).

In front of a packed gym and a Comcast camera crew, the Huntley boys basketball team outlasted Barrington in a defensive slugfest on Saturday night, winning 38-31.

Click here to view the senior night photo gallery

Following pre-game “senior night” festivities, the Raiders (24-2) got off to a 5-0 run against the Eagles (19-8). Numerous turnovers were committed by both teams in the first half, with physical play on both sides of the ball.

Huntley found itself up by only four at the half, by a low score of 15-11.

During halftime, Huntley athletic director Bruce Blumer was honored for his retirement by all active Huntley coaches.

Barrington stepped up the physicality of their game in the third quarter, and pulled the game within one point, trailing 22-23 with 1:30 remaining in the quarter.

The Red Raiders barely held on to their lead in the fourth quarter, but pulled away in the final minute by making their final four free throws.

Raider nation dressed in "Huntley howdown" outfits to show their support to the Red Raiders during the Senior Night basketball game (M. Krebs).

The game was broadcast on Comcast SportsNet at both noon and 6 p.m. Saturday.

The game saw a resurgence of Huntley’s fan section, Raider Nation, now led by juniors Trevor Obecny and Colin Lyman. Multiple new cheers and dances were implemented, giving the section one of its biggest turnouts of the year.

Click here to view the HHS’s raider nation photo gallery

Huntley will look to win its tenth in a row at the first ever Fox Valley Conference Valley Division Showdown on Friday, Feb. 24 before regionals begin on Feb. 27.


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