[Steven Buyansky - For Shaw Media]
Until his fall, Habada gave the Foxes (16-8, 9-2) a much-needed lift.
He scored nine of his 16 points in the third quarter. Habada's back-to-back 3-pointers opened up what was a sleepy Tuesday evening game, getting Yorkville ahead 25-16.
"He's been a catalyst," Yorkville coach Mike Dunn said. "He was obviously shooting the ball well, and I thought defensively it was one of his better games. We have 13 other guys that will have an opportunity to step up now. Next man up."
Habada's stepped up this year, whether coming off the bench or now starting. He missed his first two 3-point attempts Tuesday, but made three of his last four. Seconds before his injury, Habada smoothly kissed in a short runner off glass.
"It was a great night, first half was shaky and then second half my teammates found me," Habada said. "I finally shot the ball well."
And he was inspired.
"We had a teammate just lost a close family member," Habada said. "This one was for him."