Sunday, March 8, 2009

More on Anthony Dixon and Hyde Park

6-4 Spartan signee Anthony Dixon led his team in scoring as Hyde Park continues on in the Illinois state championship tournament.
Marist no match for Hyde Park's athleticism
Joe Trost
Chicago Sun-Times
March 7, 2009

Marist did everything it could to hang around with Hyde Park Friday night, but in the end the Thunderbirds’ athleticism prevailed in their 66-54 victory in the Class 4A Brother Rice regional final.

Hyde Park (26-4) closed the game on a 12-4 run, but it struggled for the first 30 minutes to knock off the RedHawks (14-13) out.

“We should have come out with my energy in the first half,” said Hyde Park’s Anthony Dixon, who finished with a game-high 21 points. “We struggled and were sluggish tonight.”

Behind the strong play of junior Nick Valla, Marist trailed 54-50 with two minutes to play. The guard recorded nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.

“We didn’t overlook them,” Dixon said. “We just needed to turn it up more, and we did in the fourth quarter.”

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