Time runs out on Lakes against St. Patrick
Mar 13, 2015 11:20 PM -
Benett Haviland got to play one final high school basketball game after all, even if it was just 22 uneventful seconds to start the Class 3A Vernon Hills sectional final. The hobbled Haviland left the game with a sheepish smile and no worse for the wear, thankfully, as Lakes' fans applauded to show their appreciation for the senior. "It kind of worked out," said Eagles coach Chris Snyder, who accidentally penciled down Haviland, who wasn't going to play due to an ankle injury, as a starter for Friday night's game against St. Patrick. "He actually got a chance to get that last piece of recognition from the fans." By game's end, Lakes' fans saluted all of their players one final time. The Eagles missed 10 free throws and the kind of perimeter shooting that Haviland can deliver, St. Patrick's own sharpshooter, Nicolas Coleman, poured in a game-high 17 points, and the third-seeded Shamrocks won 48-33. While No. 5 Lakes (18-14) saw its season end with just its fifth loss in its last 18 games, St. Patrick (22-8) earned a berth in Tuesday's 7 p.m. Hoffman Estates supersectional against St. Joseph.