Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In what Marist coach Mary Pat Connoly called an 'odd' game, the RedHawks finished strong to seal their 47-43 victory over Marian Catholic on Monday night.
When the Marist RedHawks and the Marian Catholic Spartans take the court in girls basketball, it's a good bet you can throw the records out. The rivalry between the two squads is always fierce. On Monday in Chicago Heights, the two teams dueled to the final buzzer. At the end, though, it was Marist's low-post presence that sealed the game for a 47-43 RedHawks victory. “We're glad we won; we survived,” Marist coach Mary Pat Connolly said. “We're big conference rivals, we're big South Side rivals, so it's going to be an 'odd' game. The whole game is going to be odd because of the rivalry. If it was somebody else, the game would've ran smoother … They gave us a good run.” As for the RedHawks effort in the low post, it came as no surprise to …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Marist 47, Marian Catholic 43: Low post presence, scoring push RedHawks past Spartans in Chicago Heights.
The Skinny: Marist's team height was the story of the game for the RedHawks, who came into their girls basketball game with Marian Catholic on Monday night ready for battle. The post presence of the RedHawks powered the team, as nearly every timely rebound found its way into a RedHawks' hands. Marian kept the game close in their home gym with an uptempo style, but Marist's post dominance proved to be too much in its 47-43 victory. Patch’s MVP: Marist's Asianna Bey finished with nine points in the victory, but more importantly held Marian's Megan Walsh, who was averaging 20 points, to 14. Bey was dominant in the paint. Key Stats: Aside from outrebounding the Spartans, Marist also got to the free throw line more than three times as much as …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Griffins race to 4-0 start, return to jump to prepare for start of Southwest Suburban Blue Conference girls basketball play. Marist and Marian Catholic riding hot on their heels in Patch Power Rankings.
1. Lincoln-Way East (4-0): After strong start, Griffins return to gym during layoff to iron out a few wrinkles. Oh, what’s that? Coach Jim Martin can’t find any wrinkles? Trust me, he’ll keep looking. 2. Marist (6-0): Leah Bolton, JeTaun Rouse and RedHawks serve notice with early victories over Homewood-Flossmoor and Rich Central. 3. Marian Catholic (3-1): Despite heavy graduation losses, the Spartans look to be in the thick of it again. Would you expect any less from coach Annie Byrne? 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (5-2): Thirteen was the Vikings’ lucky number in a 49-33 victory over Bloom Township. Lauren Parker scored 13 points. Amena Brent grabbed 13 rebounds. 5. Rich Central (7-2): Rockets rocket to fast start behind the play of Chaz Duson, …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ashton Millender and Dajhae Mullins power Spartans in tip-off classic at Maine West.