MUNDELEIN – Cary-Grove’s Jason Gregoire did not let a painful index finger on his shooting hand slow him down too much.
The Trojans’ 6-foot-1 sophomore guard sank a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining in overtime as C-G defeated Carmel, 43-42, in its nonconference boys basketball game Wednesday.
Gregoire was injured early and his right finger was swollen. C-G coach Ralph Schuetzle said he thought it might be broken and was not sure if Gregoire would miss time.
“He’s a really tough kid,” Schuetzle said. “I said, ‘How did you shoot?’ ”
Dean Lee led C-G (5-1) with 13 points and Tyler Szydlo tossed in 10.
Nickai Poyser led Carmel (4-2) with 19 points and five 3-pointers.
Woodstock North 61, North Boone 33: At Poplar Grove, Steven Whiting scored a game-high 13 points, and Shane Zieman added 12 to send the Thunder (3-4) to a nonconference victory.
Johnsburg 2,711, Marengo 2,666: At Glo Bowl in Marengo, Joey Kass bowled the best game of the match (227) for a team-high 622 series and got help from the Skyhawks’ depth via Jeff Strauling (570 pins) and Joe Flack (539) to earn a nonconference win.
Alex Gross bowled a match-high 638 series for the Indians.
Marengo 2,690, Johnsburg 1,936: At Glo Bowl in Marengo, Dominique Bailey (608) and Susan Anthony (605) led the Indians to a nonconference victory.
Amanda Scherwin (469) led the Skyhawks.
• Chris Burrows and Joe Stevenson contributed to this report.