The Final Score: Lake Forest 53, Deerfield 49
Warriors Star Performer: Eric Porter scored 27 points including six for 11 from three-point range. He also had five rebounds along with a steal and an assist.
Other Notable Warrior Performance: Michael Alfieri added eight points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Who’s Next: The Warriors entertain Highland Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Bottom Line: Deerfield battled back numerous times to whittle Lake Forest’s lead narrowing the gap to one point, 27-27, midway through the third quarter. With less than two minutes to play, Porter got the Warriors within five, 45-40, with a three point shot and brought the team back to a two-possession game with 22 seconds remaining. That is when he made three free throws after being fouled on a three point-attempt. Each time, Lake Forest responded by extending its edge.