Homewood-Flossmoor 77, Joliet 49SW Suburban
Records: H-F 13-1, 4-0;
Joliet 8-9, 2-3.
Halftime: H-F 44-28.
Summary: Southern Illinois-bound G Kevin Dillard scored a career-high 31 points and headed a defense that forced 23 turnovers. Joliet kept the game close early, trailing 36-26 with 1:49 left in the first half, but the Vikings turned three straight turnovers into six points in a 20-second span to close out the half. Top performers: H-F—Dillard, 31 points; G Supo Sanni, 15 points. Joliet—F Anthony Shoemaker, 15 points.
The bonus: "We play with a lot of confidence and toughness, and tonight we wanted to be physical and force a lot of turnovers," Dillard said. "Turnovers are instant offense for us."