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Moore lifts No. 1 Bloom Twp. past No. 4 Homewood-Flossmoor boys

2012-01-24T21:45:00Z 2014-02-15T23:15:12Z Moore lifts No. 1 Bloom Twp. past No. 4 Homewood-Flossmoor boysBy Mike Nieto mike.nieto@nwi.com, (219) 933-3232 nwitimes.com
January 24, 2012 9:45 pm  • 

FLOSSMOOR | Bloom Township needed something to lift it out of the midwinter blues.

The Times No. 1 Blazing Trojans had not played in a week and looked bad in a loss to Sandburg.

That something was a someone as Donald Moore's 23 points -- 17 of them from free throws -- gave Bloom Township a 63-56 win against No. 4 Homewood-Flossmoor on Tuesday. He was 17-of-19 from the free-throw line.

"I needed to come in and have a game like this," Moore said. "We knew this would be a tough place to play. Coach (Jasper) Williams said it is like playing at Duke. They came back, but we got some energy and I just made my free throws."

He said it was big for the Blazing Trojans to get a tough win on the road.

"Hopefully, this will get us back on a winning streak," Moore said. "We needed this and to come in here and beat a good team, that really helps our confidence."

Bloom (16-3) beat the Vikings (12-5) in November at the Chicago Heights Classic.

Teammates Dejahown Freeman and Lejavius Johnson had 12 points each. Johnson had a big rebound and converted on the other end to give the Blazing Trojans a 53-47 lead.

"This was big because we have not been playing well," Johnson said. "They (H-F) came back, but we got it going and Donald hit his free throws."

Blazing Trojans coach Jasper Williams said Moore needed to pick up his game.

"Donald needed to bring some energy," Williams said. "The last three games he hasn't been bringing any energy. When he is ready to play, he is a hard stick for anyone.

"He just breaks them down most of the time."

Bloom jumped to a 16-5 lead, but H-F worked its inside game and took its first lead at 39-37, but the Blazing Trojans then went on an 8-2 run.

"We have the lead and we can't execute on the offensive end," H-F coach Jim McLaughlin said. "They (Bloom) had a couple of run-outs and Moore hit his free throws.

"I am proud of how we came back, but we didn't finish."

Tim Williams led the Vikings with 14 points and Tyrone Sherman had 12.

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