Friday, February 25, 2011
Three starters pick up their third foul in tight third quarter of Thursday night's L-W North Sectional title game, but Spartans don't bend or break against the RedHawks.
The second half of Thursday night’s Lincoln-Way North Sectional championship game couldn't have started any better for Marist. It took only six seconds for it to happen, and some fans probably hadn't made their way back from the restrooms or concession stand when Marian Catholic standout Simone Law was whistled for her third foul. The Loyola University-bound senior retreated to the bench, and 40 seconds later Marist's Jetaun Rouse made a pair of free throws to cut Marian's lead to 24-20. The Redhawks would later cut Marian’s lead to 27-24 on a bucket by Asiana Bey and seemingly had momentum in their favor. That was until Jasmine Matthews and Jamie Johnson ignited the Marian crowd with back-to-back three-pointers to make it a 33-24 game. …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Marian Catholic 57, Marist 42. Foul trouble plagues the Spartans, but team depth helps finish off the Redhawks.
The Hot Read: Marian Catholic standout Simone Law picked up her third foul just six seconds into the second half and didn't convert a field goal after halftime. But Marist couldn’t take full advantage in Thursday night’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way North Sectional final. Marist trailed 24-18 at halftime but couldn’t get any closer than 24-20 in the second half. Marist's Randyll Butler split a pair of free throws with 1:50 left in the third quarter to make it a 35-30 contest, but Marian closed the quarter with a 7-0 run to take an impressive 42-30 lead into the final quarter en route to a 57-42 victory. Patch's MVP: Marian Catholic's Jasmine Matthews scored 14 points, but just as important was her leadership in the third quarter when starters …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sports Editor Ron Kremer ranks the top area girls basketball teams from 1-5; plus the five knocking on the door.
1. Marian Catholic (8-0): Jasmine Matthews, Simone Wall, Jamie Johnson and rest of Spartans earn A's on the court and in the classroom. 2. Lincoln-Way East (6-3): Three losses have come at the hands of teams with combined record of 21-1 (Bolingbrook, Fenwick, Marian). 3. Marist (7-2): RedHawks play host to Lake Zurich tonight in Sweet 16 tourney battle. 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (10-1): Charnelle Reed scored 15 and Sydni Johnson added 14 in 90-41 victory over Joliet Central. 5. Lincoln-Way West (8-1): Sam Villa scored 20 points in a 51-35 victory over Stagg; Warriors play at Bradley tonight. Next best (in alphabetical order): Andrew, Lincoln-Way North, Oak Forest, Rich South, Providence Catholic.