Holding off a fierce fourth quarter Niles North rally, the Deerfield High School boys’ basketball team edged Niles North, 47-45, Friday in Skokie to earn its fifth victory of the young season.
Accumulating a 40-27 lead at the end of three quarters, the Warriors played well enough in the final period to withstand an 18-point Niles North run and secure the Central Suburban League North Division victory to even its league record at 1-1.
Deerfield made its first five shots from the field jumping off to an 11-0 lead before the Vikings could get on the scoreboard, according to a report from High School Cube. Eric Porter, who led all players with 14 points, scored half of them in the first three minutes.
The Warriors continued to build their lead in the second period taking a 28-19 advantage into intermission and added to it with a 12-8 third-quarter surge.
In addition to his 14 points, Porter dished out a pair of assists, stone the ball twice and snagged a pair of rebounds.
Michael Alfieri was a score and a rebound away from a double double with nine points and nine boards. He also blocked a pair of Viking shots and contributed a pair of assists. Andrew Ferdman chipped in six tallies.
Deerfield is now 5-3 for the season and 1-1 in league plan. The Warriors entertain Wheeling at 6 p.m. today.
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