It seems like the same story every time with Neuqua Valley (24-1), which is currently ranked seventh by the Chicago Sun-Times. There was balanced scoring on Tuesday night - Derek Raridon (13 points), Dwayne Evans (12 points, nine rebounds) and Kareem Amedu (12 points, six rebounds) all finished in double figures. And the big run (15-0) to gain separation. All against a quality opponent on the road (17-6 Geneva).
Beacon News hoops guru Rick Armstrong still managed to gather a few nuggets for this game story. The Wildcats sent another message before online seeding begins today for the Oswego East Sectional, and Neuqua associate head coach Bob Vozza got his annual chance to take over for head coach Todd Sutton and run the team for a game. Armstrong writes:
And Tuesday's non-conference tilt was a good one since it was a return home, of sorts, for Vozza. He was an assistant to former Geneva head coach Tim Pease from 1992-95. And he played for Pease as a freshman and sophomore in high school when the latter coached at Waubonsie Valley in the late 1980s.
Vozza will come full circle next year when he starts the program at Metea Valley.
"The kids respond to both of us," Vozza said. "It doesn't matter who is standing up there (in front of the bench).
Scott Powers meanwhile looks at Evans getting fired up after a technical foul on Tuesday night.