Scheyer Scores 19 in Glenbrook North Win

Friday night in Northbrook, IL Glenbrook North took on Maine West in a Central Suburban North conference game. The game remained close until the final minutes of the fourth quarter when Glenbrook North went on an 8-0 run to close out Maine West with a 54-42 victory. Illinois recruit Jon Scheyer scored 19 points on the evening.

A month ago I went to see a game in which Glenbrook North hosted New Trier at Glenbrook North High School. After missing the opportunity to watch the Glenbrook North vs. Glenbrook South battle last weekend because the gym was already sold out, I decided I would go watch the Spartans take on Maine West on Friday night.

The game started out rather slowly as Maine West kept the score close through the whole game. The Spartans could not seem to build up a big lead against the Warriors as the differential fluctuated through the whole game between a three to seven point lead for Glenbrook North. As the score fluctuated back and forth Glenbrook North was getting steady offense from not only Jon Scheyer (whose outside shot was not falling), but also senior point guard Sean Wallis who eventually ended the game with 14 points and 4 assists.

In the fourth quarter, the entire crowd fell silent when Jon Scheyer went up for a rebound against two Maine West players and he took a hard fall on the court. As the ball went down to the court for Maine West's offensive possession, Scheyer laid in the lane in pain. The refs eventually blew the whistle, and the Glenbrook North trainer and head coach Dave Weber came out to see how their star player was feeling.

After laying there for about two minutes, Scheyer was able to walk to the bench himself, where he sat for another thirty seconds before he was ready to go back in the game. Once he got back in the game he had his left wrist taped, but it looked like it was taped to cover up a cut incurred in the fall, and not for additional support.

  • Jon was not shooting well on the evening. While his outside shot was not falling, Jon decided that his team would be better served if he took the ball to the basket. After the first quarter, Scheyer did not take many shots from the outside. All he was doing was pump faking to get his man in the air, and then he was taking the ball to the basket resulting in either an acrobatic layup, or a trip to the free throw line.
  • From the free throw line, Scheyer was automatic. The sign of a good free throw shooter, besides shots going in is having the exact same routine on every shot, and Scheyer has that routine down. He was 11 for 11 from the foul line on Friday night, and I believe he only hit the rim once on a free throw.
  • Jon missed two days of practice this week with a sprained ankle, but he did not appear to be favoring the ankle at all on Friday night.

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