AT LOYOLA ACADEMY: Put ’em in the book, Dano.
Loyola junior sharpshooter Brandon Danowski drained 8 of 11 three-pointers, including his final six, on his way to a career-high 29 points in his team’s 59-47 victory over visiting Leo on Jan. 16.
Danowski set the tone for the second half, when he hit a long three-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to give the Ramblers (12-5, 5-1) a 28-25 advantage.
The Ramblers showed their explosive side in the third quarter. They broke open a tight game by outscoring Leo 17-4 in the final 4:51 of the frame.
All five starters — Danowski, Peter Poggioli, Michael Mangan, Ramar Evans and Mark Dowdle — were in synch. Danowski nailed a couple of threes. Mangan converted a couple of patented drives. Evans had two points, two rebounds and two assists. And Dowdle drilled a three from the corner and then capped off the quarter with a bucket off a rebound.
Poggioli had one of his best outings of the season. He finished with 13 points, three rebounds and two blocks. Dowdle had seven points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Earlier in the day, LA senior center Griffin Boehm had successful shoulder surgery.
“It went great,” said LA head coach Tom Livatino. “He’s home resting.”
The three-year varsity performer will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
AT HIGHLAND PARK: The host Giants moved their record to 11-3 (4-1 in the Central Suburban North) with a 47-36 win over Glenbrook North on Jan. 16.
Senior guard Luke Norcia led all scorers with 15 points. He was 3-for-4 from three-point distance to go along with three assists and two steals.
HP point guard David Sachs also had the three-ball going (4-for-6). He finished the game with 12 points. Teammate Hallvard Lundevall contributed 10 points and six rebounds.
Glenbrook North (9-7, 2-3) was led by seniors Jan Siegien (14 points) and Pat Hamilton (11 points, 7 rebounds).
AT DEERFIELD: Jordan Sherman, Joey Lane and Jordan Baum led the way as the host Warriors took down Maine East 53-17 on Jan. 16.
With the win, Deerfield evened its overall record (8-8). They are 4-1 in the CSL North.
Sherman was the team’s leading scorer with 12 points.
Lane did his part: 11 points, 5 rebounds.
And junior guard Jordan Baum was credited with nine assists. He no turnovers.
The Warriors will compete in the Rockford Jefferson Tournament on Jan. 17 and Jan. 19. Their showdown with Highland Park is set for Jan. 23 in the Deerfield gym (7:30 p.m.).