Crystal Lake Central surprises Hampshire
Jan 31, 2015 10:42 PM - This was more grudge match than rematch. The Crystal Lake Central boys basketball team had been anticipating Saturday's tilt with Hampshire since Dec. 16, when the Whip-Purs whupped the Tigers 90-49 in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game. CL Central competed without two of its top players in that first meeting: senior guard Jason Price (ankle) and 6-foot-5 senior center Ian Koch (upper respiratory infection). The presence of both players in Saturday's lineup, coupled with the inner drive to avenge the 41-point drubbing, sparked the Tigers to a 47-41 upset in Crystal Lake.