The Final Score: Niles West 55, Deerfield 54
Warriors Star Performer: Alex Sacks poured in 21 points including five for eight from three point range. He also snagged three rebounds, dished out three assists and stole the ball twice.
Other Notable Warrior Performance: Mack Watts grabbed a season high 14 rebounds to go with his nine points, three assists and three steals. Michael Alfieri added 11 tallies and five rebounds
Who’s Next: The Warriors open post season play at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Rolling Meadows Regional against rival Highland Park.
The Bottom Line: After the first quarter ended in an 18-18 tie, the Warriors went on a 13-5 run in the second quarter to take a 31-23 halftime lead. The Wolves outscored Deerfield 15-10 in the third quarter to trim the Warrior lead to three points, 41-38. Niles West kept its momentum going in the fourth period to top Deerfield by a point.