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Lowell's AarHamm puts up shot during game against MortFriday December 7th Lowell. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media

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

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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

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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.



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