Boys basketball

Whiting edges River Forest on Dietz game-winning tip-in

2013-12-21T21:00:00Z 2013-12-26T18:41:08Z Whiting edges River Forest on Dietz game-winning tip-inPaul Honeycutt Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 21, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

HOBART TWP. There are some plays that people will remember for the rest of their lives, even in a regular-season varsity game.

Whiting sophomore forward Chris Dietz had such a play Saturday night.

After a missed layup and a missed tip-in, Dietz tipped the ball in as the clock expired in Whiting's 50-48 overtime thriller over Greater South Shore Conference foe River Forest.

Whiting (4-3, 1-2) has now doubled its win total from last season.

After River Forest took a 12-10 first-quarter lead, the Ingots (3-4, 0-3) started the second by hitting three of their first four shots as part of an 8-2 run.

Whiting caught fire and hit four of its last five shots of the quarter, which included back-to-back 3-pointers from sophomore forward Martin Petruf, who scored seven points in the Oilers' 12-1 run to end the quarter.

Freshman point guard Victor Quinones scored seven of the 14 Oiler points in the third, as River Forest committed eight turnovers and trailed by six after three.

The fourth belonged to the Ingots, as they erased Whiting's lead with an 8-0 run.

Whiting, who committed five turnovers in the fourth, didn't convert a field goal in the period until senior guard Matt Ramirez hit a runner in the paint at the 2:02 mark.

With 14.7 left, Ingot guard Brandon Laas committed a backcourt violation. On the ensuing possession, Oiler senior guard Matt Dvorscak forced overtime by tying it at 42 with a mid-range jumper.

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