[Jon Cunningham - For Shaw Media]
Nelson, a senior guard, finished with a team-best 14 points and three 3-pointers, while Ryan Isaacson and Charlie Sessa both added 13. Sessa also had a pair of highlight-reel breakaway one-handed dunks in the fourth quarter.
Nelson said it was the second time this season that he’s had to change jerseys in the middle of a game.
“My thumb was bleeding, it wouldn’t stop bleeding and it got all over my shirt,” Nelson said. “The other week I got elbowed in the head, left a huge gash and a lot of blood everywhere, had to change it again.”
Hinsdale Central coach Nick LaTorre said the victory came at a good time, giving his players a jolt of energy following a 52-44 defeat to Lyons.
“Coming off a tough defeat against our arch rival, packed house, an emotional game, I was concerned about it,” LaTorre said. “But we had contributions from a lot of different players on our team, it was a good win for us.”