Winning one for the Lattner

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Five days after Fenwick legend Johnny Lattner died, DePauw University guard Luke Lattner paid tribute to his grandfather with a record-breaking performance on Feb. 17.

The junior guard scored a school-record 55 points, lifting the Tigers to a 114-110 triple overtime victory over Wabash College.

Luke Lattner, from Hinsdale, previously starred on the hardwood at Fenwick where Johnny regularly watched his games.

The elder Lattner was famous for winning the 1953 Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame, and he apparently had plenty of good basketball genes to pass along as well. In 1949, Johnny averaged a team-best 15.8 points to lead Fenwick to a 22-7 record and the Chicago Catholic League championship.


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