Getaway propels Chargers
The divisional affiliation is now Blue instead of Red, but Stagg still embraced the latter hue Friday night in Flossmoor.
That was red as in red-hot, which described the Chargers’ shooting for stretches of their SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue opener versus Homewood-Flossmoor. Baskets on 10 consecutive field-goal attempts went a long way toward staking the visitors to a shockingly lopsided 46-28 halftime lead.
As coach John Daniels expected, the Vikings didn’t roll over and meekly submit to Stagg after that, but the veteran leader admitted to the third quarter being “really stressful.” When H-F wrapped Tai Odiase’s slam and Dorian McGraney’s 3-pointer around a missed Chargers dunk, the gap was narrowed to four points.