The DeKalb boys and girls basketball teams split a home doubleheader with Geneseo on Saturday, with the boys winning, 77-48, but the girls losing, 53-41.
In the boys game, the Barbs drained 13 3-pointers, including five by Isaiah Youngquist in a 21-point game. Blake Williams added 16, Matt Montavon scored 13, and Michael Vilet had eight, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals, as the Barbs stayed perfect in the conference.
“We have mainly conference games left, so I think we can go on a run,” DeKalb center Marcus Bobo said. “Overall, we played as a unit. We were very active on defense, and [on] offense, we moved the ball extremely well. It was a great team win.”
The Barbs trailed, 10-2, early, but battled back to score 10 of the next 12 points. They scored 32 points in the second quarter.
"I thought that we moved the ball extremely well and we were unselfish," coach Al Biancalana said. "We played inside out, which we struggle to do sometimes. I think our guards did a very good job of finding open players. Against their zone, our guys were ready and got into a good rhythm with their jump shots. Geneseo has a sophomore who is getting DI looks in Isaiah Rivera. Michael Vilet did a great job on him. We switched off and put Vilet on him in the second quarter and he only scored five baskets the rest of the game."