Rivalry games can bring out the best in teams.
Both Waubonsie Valley and Neuqua Valley could make that claim Friday night — for 16 minutes — but it was Neuqua’s exemplary second half that was enough to overcome Waubonsie’s strong opening two quarters as the Wildcats came back from a halftime deficit to post a 66-52 DuPage Valley Conference victory in Naperville.
“We couldn’t stop them in the first quarter. It was a disaster,” said Neuqua coach Todd Sutton. “It was a little better in the second quarter, and in the third and fourth quarter we were a lot better.”