High school boys basketball: Dundee-Crown slips past Jacobs for FVC win

ALGONQUIN — Doug Miller basically willed his Dundee-Crown team to victory Friday at Jacobs.

Miller scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Chargers nipped Jacobs, 44-39, in a District 300 Fox Valley Conference game.

"My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball in great position to score,"” said Miller. “"They set some great screens and I had open looks. It was a great team win. We played great defense all night and did a good job of getting them in foul trouble. In the fourth quarter we had stop, score, stop, score.”"

D-C coach Lance Huber praised Miller.

"“Doug hit a huge 3 and then got fouled on a 3 and hit three big free throws,”" Huber said. "Doug is becoming a better scorer every game.”"

In a slow paced game, Jacobs (10-6, 4-3) seemed to be in control after a 3-pointer from Robert Pennel gave the Eagles a 29-21 lead with 1:26 left in the third quarter.

Miller scored five points as the Chargers ended the quarter on a 5-0 run and cut the deficit to 29-26 after 24 minutes.

The Chargers tied the game at 32 on a 25-foot 3-pointer by sophomore Jason Huber with 4:23 left..

D-C (8-6, 4-2) grabbed the lead for good 38-35 on three free throws from Miller with 1:46 left.

Two free throws from Kennon Cook with 33 seconds left sealed the win for the Chargers. The talented D-C sophomore was 3 of 8 from the line before the two clutch free throws. Cook ended with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Jason Huber came off the bench to hit a 3 and connected on 4 of 4 from the line for seven points.

"“Kennon struggled from the line most of the night but connected on two huge free throws,"” Lance Huber. “"He had a very solid overall game. Jason came in and hit a huge 3 from 25 feet. This is two great team wins in a row. We are playing better basketball and winning close games.”"

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