Waubonsie Valley’s strong season continues with double-digit victory over Plainfield North

Friday night's Class 4A Metea Valley regional final did not lag. There was action on a sprint-like pace throughout most of the game.

When it was all said and done, the Waubonsie Valley boys basketball team crossed the finish line first to beat Plainfield North 48-34.

Coach Andrew Schweitzer said the Warriors (26-2) have succeeded this season because of the makeup of the squad.

“This is a great group of kids. It's a special group to be around and when you have a group like that everything takes care of itself,” he said.

Waubonsie, seeded third in the East Aurora sectional, faces second-seeded Downers Grove North at 6 p.m. Wednesday at East Aurora.

The Trojans beat Neuqua Valley 54-39 to win their own regional Friday.

Waubonsie led 16-13 after the first eight minutes. A basket by Tyreek Coleman, who scored a game-high 24 points, capped an 8-0 scoring run by the victors to give them their first double-digit lead at 24-13 with just under five minutes left until halftime. The Warriors led 26-19 at halftime.

Coleman hit for 10 points in the first quarter.

“It was a good confidence booster getting that first shot in. I knew it would be a good night,” he said.

Waubonsie's offense kept working in the third quarter, but the defense tightened further as the Tigers (18-15) were held to just four points and the Warriors were ahead 48-34 going into the final quarter.

“In the first half we didn't necessarily play the best defense. In the second half we picked it up,” Waubonsie Valley’s Ryan Morton said.

Tre Blissett put through 8 points for Waubonsie, Moses Wilson 7 and Morton 5.

Although Cade Valek was not on the scoresheet, Coleman praised his contributions coming off the bench.

“He's a workhorse and even if he doesn't score, he does a lot of things,” Coleman said.

Jeffrey Fleming led Plainfield North, seeded 11th in the sectional, with 22 points.

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