Lowell's Aaron Hamm puts up a shot during a game against Morton on Friday, December 7th, in Lowell. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media
Northwest Crossroads Conference
As of 12-12-12
NCC Overall Scored-Allowed
ANDREAN 0-0 4-0 75.8 57.3
Munster 0-0 4-0 58.0 39.5
Griffith 0-0 2-1 58.0 44.0
Kan. Valley 0-0 3-2 47.8 47.8
Hobart 0-0 1-3 44.5 58.8
LOWELL 0-0 1-4 51.6 52.8
Highland 0-0 0-4 47.3 59.8
Friday, Dec. 7
LOWELL 54, Morton 38
Kankakee Valley 55, Morgan Twp. 42
Saturday, Dec. 8
ANDREAN 75, Merrillville 74 (OT)
Boone Grove 62, Highland 56 ;Morton 51, Griffith 46
Hobart 49, Gavit 48 ; Munster 47, East Chicago 29
Friday, Dec. 14 - 6 p.m. - jv
LOWELL at Hobart
ANDREAN at Kankakee Valley ; Highland at Griffith
Saturday, Dec. 15
Kankakee Valley at HANOVER CENTRAL
Munster at Penn, 5 p.m. JV, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Crown Point at Griffith ; Knox at Kankakee Valley
Munster at Lake Central
Updated: December 11, 2012 1:54PM
LOWELL — When you have trouble winning close games, the immediate solution is to win a game by a lot.
That’s what Lowell (1-4) did last Friday as Zach Van Hook scored 30 points in a 54-38 victory, the Devils first win of the season.
Van Hook, who has scored 140 points in Lowell’s first five games, led a Lowell attack that increased the lead all night.
The Devils led 44-27 after three quarters over a Morton (0-5) sqaud that has played all year without leading scorer Rayan Elabed, who is ineligible until next month at least.
Lowell junior guard Billy Barker scored 14, including four three-point baskets, as the Devils got into the win column after four losses by a combined total of 22 points (including three losses by a combined total of eight points) to start the season.
Van Hook scored 39 in a 53-49 loss at Gary West Side on Nov. 27.
Lowell lost a 42-29 halftime lead earlier last week and fell 73-70 in overtime to Gavit on Dec. 4.
Shalon Bell was 7-of-8 from the line in the fourth quarter and overtime to boost the Gladiators (2-1).
The Devils will play at Hobart (1-3) Friday night with the junior varsity game beginning at 6 p.m.