New Trier falls to Warren
Updated: December 1, 2012 11:24PM
WINNETKA — When long-time coach Chuck Ramsey called it a career after 34 years, 32-year old Ryan Webber was hired in March as Warren’s new boys basketball coach.
Webber achieved his first signature win for the Blue Devils after narrowly defeating New Trier 66-60 Saturday.
“I can’t say enough of the efforts of our team,” Webber said. “I thought that they were very committed. That is a great team. We grew up a little tonight.”
It was a close contest in the first half as both defenses made it difficult for either team to generate any offensive tempo.
New Trier’s traps accounted for countless turnovers for Warren, and the Blue Devils (4-1) countered by frustrating the Trevians (4-2) into taking questionable shots.
After junior guard Ricky Samuelson hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in the second quarter, New Trier went into the locker room up 18-17.
Both offenses came out red hot in the second half as both teams traded buckets.
Trevians senior forward Stas Banas scored all of his 15 points in the final two quarters to help his team keep pace with Warren.
Senior Steven Cook added 12 points in the fourth quarter for New Trier and he finished the game with 16 points.
But, it was the will and determination of Blue Devils senior forward Dre Von Hill and junior Adrian Deere which overwhelmed New Trier’s defense.
Deere was a constant scoring threat through the entire game for Warren. He tallied eight points in the final quarter. He finished the game with 20 points, five rebounds and a steal.
Despite the dominance by Deere, it was Hill who carried his team to victory with his amazing and exceptional performance in the fourth quarter.
After scoring only a lone basket in the first half, Hill was a force to be reckoned with by scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter.
His play in the fourth quarter was the final spark and the key piece to a Warren victory.