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Patriots Take Down Mundelein on the Road

Stevenson offense spotlighted in statement win against the Mundelein Mustangs

The Patriots went on the road to beat the Mundelein Mustangs on Jan. 26, improving their record to 16-6. After a large offensive showcase, the Patriots won 60-48.

Stevenson’s Jack Dabbs ’24 had another outstanding performance, leading the way with 25 points. Atticus Richmond ’25 and Aidan Bardic ’25 combined for 22 points on the night, helping secure the win for the Patriots.

Stevenson opened the scoring early, going on an 11-0 run within the first four minutes of the game after many contested three pointers. At the end of the first quarter, the momentum was in the Patriots’ favor as they led the Mustangs 20-9.

However, this momentum wouldn’t last long as Mundelein’s Derek Bishop cut the Patriots’ lead to 25-20 after a tremendous 9 point performance in the second quarter. The score remained 25-20 after some well executed defense by Stevenson’s Rocco Pagliocca ’26, going into halftime.

After a slow offensive second quarter from the Patriots, they jumped into the half with a jolt, putting up 19 points in the quarter. Dabbs led the way with 8 points, including two three pointers, which increased his game total to 17 points. At the buzzer, Donovan Williams ’26 put up a final layup, finalizing the score at 44-32 Patriots, moving into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots continued their offensive wave, combining for 16 points as a team in the final minutes of regulation. Dabbs led the way again, scoring 8 points all from the field, finishing with 25 points on the game. The Patriots finished the game with a score of 60-48, a statement win against a competitive conference rival.

“My confidence has definitely increased since the last game,” Dabbs said. “But at the end of the day, I’m just trying to win games out here, it doesn’t really matter how much I score. The goal is just to win.”

This is now Dabbs’ second consecutive game where he has put up above 20 points. Despite the team goal being winning, head coach Will Benson believes that the team has other worries to focus on before heading into the playoffs.

“Consistency,” Benson said. “I think we’ve been pretty consistent in terms of execution offensively and defensively, I thought our defense especially was really good tonight. However, that’s something we need to build off of in the coming games.”

The Patriots next play against conference rival Lake Forest at home on Jan. 31.

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