New Trier boys basketball is off to a fast start this season but rival Loyola Academy forced the Trevs to slow things down.
And New Trier proved that’s just fine, too.
The host Trevians took care of a deliberate Ramblers squad 47-18 on Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the New Trier/Loyola Thanksgiving tournament in Winnetka.
The game was a defensive struggle, but lacked the drama, as New Trier held Loyola scoreless for nearly two full quarters. The Trevians led 16-2 at the break.
Relative to this game, the third quarter was an offensive explosion, and it was also where the Trevians put the game away, scoring 19 points to the Ramblers’ 9 to take a 35-11 lead.
Trevs senior Jackson Munro — a 6-foot-8 Dartmouth commit and The Record’s Athlete of the Week — dominated both sides of the basketball, scoring 17 points and snagging 13 rebounds.
Junior Jake Fiegen added eight points, senior Noah Shannon had five and 6-10 junior Tyler Van Gorp with four. Johnny Daguisin led the Ramblers with six points, while Connor Casper grabbed five rebounds.
The win moved New Trier to 3-0 on the young season as it bested Butler Prep and Lake Zurich in previous tournament games.
Shannon scored 11 to lead the win against Butler.
The Trevians will play Lake Forest, which topped St. Ignatius in a 62-60 thriller on Nov. 25, in the title game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Loyola Academy.
The Ramblers fell to 2-1 in the tournament and will play the Wolfpack in the third-place game at 1:30 Saturday, Nov. 27.
Led by Miles Boland’s 15 points, Loyola topped Lake Zurich 69-31 on Monday, Nov. 22, and behind Boland’s 21 points and Casper’s 10 rebounds, it beat Butler Prep 62-43 on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
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