Zion-Benton was not trying to replicate the previous night's victory over Warren.
Not until halftime, anyway.
Down by 17 in the second quarter and 13 at the half Saturday, the Zee-Bees rallied for the second time in as many nights to defeat Mundelein 78-73 in Mundelein.
Milik Yarbrough scored 22 points and Trenton Curry had 14 of his 16 in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 1 minute, 8 seconds remaining as Zion-Benton (19-5, 9-3) stayed within a game of first-place Stevenson in the North Suburban Lake.
One night earlier, the Zee-Bees overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Warren 56-55.
"We never say never," Yarbrough said. "We keep on playing hard. Trenton Curry came through big tonight. He played like a grown man.
"That is the team we fear the most, Mundelein. We know they're going to trap me, and they give good help. It is hard to score against them."
Though Southern Illinois-bound forward Sean O'Brien was out sick and Northern Iowa-bound guard Robert Knar is seeing limited minutes in his return from a knee injury, Mundelein (12-11, 5-5) looked terrific early on.
Quinn Pokora hit four first-quarter 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 23 points as the Mustangs built a 24-10 lead.
Cliff Dunigan added 20 points for Mundelein, which extended its lead to 33-16 in the second quarter and was up 63-48 late in the third.
During the Zee-Bees' comeback, the 6-foot-6 Yarbrough stepped out of the paint and took an extra defender with him, allowing Curry to exploit a mismatch in the post.
"We passed the ball inside well in the second half," Zion-Benton coach Don Kloth said. "That was important. When we play Mundelein, they will trap Milik. I thought he made very good decisions with the ball. He didn't force things. He found other ways to help us.
"Mundelein played a great first half. I was pleased the way we were able to fight back."
Player of the game: Trenton Curry, Zion-Benton, 16 points, 7 rebounds.
Key performers: Mundelein — Quinn Pokora, 23 points, 5 3-pointers; Cliff Dunigan, 20 points. Zion-Benton — Milik Yarbrough, 22 points; Greg Swane, 12 points, 7 rebounds.