Orr uses big second half run to spoil Winnebago's season

PEORIA, Ill. (WIFR) Winnebago's season came to an end Saturday night with a 76-49 loss to Chicago Orr in the 2A State Championship game.

The Indians fell behind out of the gate in Peoria trailing 15-6 after the first quarter.

Senior Andrew Morrissey got Bago back into the thick of things with 10 points in the second and cut the Spartans lead to just three at the half.

After exchanging the lead a few times in the third, Orr eventually pulled away with a 12-0 run.

Morrissey led the Indians with 16 points and 12 rebounds in his final high school game.

"We knew they were a tough team and we had to execute well," said Morrissey. "Tonight we really didn't execute defensively and offensively. The first half we played decent, but we just didn't come out of the gate in the second half running the offense well and that hurt us in the end."

Senior Ty Waller added 12 points and three boards while Brennan Burkhart and T.C. Williams both scored six points.

"It comes down to the kids all the time," said head coach Joe Murphy. "They played so hard and worked so hard and that's what gets me back here every time. Whenever we've been down here, I don't think it's any miracle thing I do. God has blessed me with a lot of great talent."