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"I don't care if Tremont scores zero points. He wins us games," Schultz said. "He locks up and does the dirty work."
Waubonsie Valley coach Jason Mead felt his team's struggles were more about what they didn't do, than what Oswego East did.
"We weren't very aggressive, and Ray J is really good," Mead said. "They played some triangle-and-two probably like five or six possessions, that they played against Lemont. We just didn't execute any of our plays today. We caught the ball too high, we weren't catching to score. We just missed shots."
Oswego East only trailed once, on the second score of the second quarter. Dennis, who shot 6-for-10, scored eight of his 18 points in the second quarter. His driving layup gave the Wolves the lead for good, 13-12. Later, he scored on a spectacular spinning move through the lane and finger roll as the Wolves went ahead 19-14 at half.
Dennis admitted the teams' first meeting was in the back of his mind, especially with a huge crowd on both sides Tuesday.