Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hyde Park and Anthony Dixon roll on

Here are a couple of reports about Hyde Park's and Anthony Dixon's (San Jose State signee) latest game:
Dixon, Hyde Park close out Downers South
Randy Whalen
Chicago Sun-Times
March 10, 2009

Anthony Dixon scored a game-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds as No. 4 Hyde Park pulled away for a 53-41 victory over Downers Grove South in the Class 4A Hinsdale Central Sectional semifinals Tuesday night.

Dixon, a 6-5 senior forward who has committed to San Jose State, helped the Thunderbirds (26-4) overcome a slow start.

4A: Hyde Park 53, Downers Grove South 41
Dave Monahan
Special to the Tribune
March 11, 2009

Hyde Park 53, Downers Grove South 41
Records: Hyde Park 26-4, Downers Grove South 23-6
Halftime: Hyde Park 22-14

Summary: After trailing most of the first quarter, Hyde Park ended the period with an 8-0 run to take a 14-9 lead they would maintain the rest of the way. Downers Grove South did not score in the last six minutes of the first half and shot only 26 percent (6-for-23) in the first two periods.

Top performers: Hyde Park -- F Anthony Dixon, 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals; G Martel Jackson, 10 points, 5 steals, 5-for-6 FG; C Jerome Moore, 10 points. Downers Grove South -- C Bledar Dervish, 12 points, 12 rebounds (7 offensive), 2 blocked shots; G Malcolm Herron, 12 points

The bonus: "At the beginning of the game we came out pretty sluggish," Dixon said. "We just tried to keep our composure and our poise and we were able to turn it up."

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