Auburn captures 4-A sectional title, beats South Elgin, 83-73 - – Rockford’s News Leader

Auburn captures 4A sectional title, beats South Elgin, 83-73


The Auburn boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter in a hostile environment against South Elgin, outscoring the Storm 25-12 in the final period to win the 2014 Class 4-A sectional championship, 83-73, at Elgin High School on Friday night. The Knights improved to 28-5 on the season, and have still lost just once since January 20.

Nylek Cobb was the leading scorer for the Knights, putting up 19 points. Auburn now faces Stevenson High School Tuesday at the NIU Convocation Center in the 4-A Super-Sectional for a spot at state next weekend in Peoria.

The Knights opened the game with a 24-11 lead before the Storm closed the gap to 40-39 at halftime. Sparked by its student section, which contained 700-800 red-clad screaming fans according to the school's principal,  South Elgin began the third quarter with an 11-0 run. Faced with raucous crowds and tough spots before, Bryan Ott's group was never phased. Auburn calmly got big shots from Zayvious Hoover, Laytwan Porter, and Phil Trammell. When the scoreboard changed quarters, Auburn turned on the jets and never looked back.

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