The Fenwick boys basketball team’s record dropped to 4-9 overall with two losses last week. The Friars fell to 13th-ranked De La Salle 57-35 on Friday, followed by a 76-66 loss suffered at the hands of Ridgewood on Saturday.

Against De La Salle, the floor went out from under the Friars’ feet in the second quarter. Trailing 18-17 with four minutes to go, the Meteors jumped on a 13-2 run to close out the half.

“We played good defense but our turnovers were our undoing,” said Fenwick head coach John Quinn.

De La Salle scored 16 uncontested points off of Fenwick’s turnovers. Sam Ainsworth was the only player that finished in double-digit scoring for the Friars. The senior scored 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks.

Scoring wasn’t the issue for the Friars in their nonconference loss to Ridgewood on Saturday. Actually, it wasn’t an issue for either team. Fenwick had four players finish in double digits. Ainsworth tallied 19 points and hauled down eight rebounds, while sophomore Scott Lindsey added 14 points and junior Luke Lattner 13. Junior guard Josh Carlisle chipped in 11 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter.

But the Friars had a hard time containing senior guards Pete Mroz and Matt Maturszak, who combined to score 62 of Ridgewood’s 76 points. Mroz, who hit five three-pointers, led with 32 points. Maturszak scored 16 points in the third quarter.   

It was the first time in Quinn’s 33-year coaching career that two players on an opposing team scored 30 or more points against him in a single game.

The Friars, who are 1-3 in the Catholic League, host Hales Franciscan on Friday (Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.).

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...