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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
RedHawks' undefeated start is a product of the players' familiarity with one another and a willingness to keep the ball moving.
Watch Marist’s girls basketball team during warm-ups, and a couple of things stand out almost immediately. The drills involve more passing than most teams use, and rarely do you see any players standing around. There’s almost no dribbling, either. And that’s exactly how the RedHawks play: lots of passing, great ball movement and a transition game that few teams in the state can rival. “Our goal is to always keep running, keep the fast breaks, keep the defense on their heels,” senior Randyll Butler said. “Having played with these girls for so long, it’s pretty easy to know what we like and what we do.” Marist remained undefeated on the season with a 67-33 victory over Lockport on Monday night. The RedHawks had 16 assists on 18 buckets in …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Marist 67, Lockport 33: RedHawks earn their ninth win of the season as their transition game is too much for the visiting Porters.
The Skinny: An active defense combined with a deadly transition game helped Marist put Monday night’s game away early, as the host RedHawks rolled to a 67-33 win over Lockport. Marist forced Lockport into 12 first-half turnovers and used its athleticism to get out in the open court and score a plethora of easy buckets. Lockport also couldn’t get any shots to fall from the outside against Marist’s zone defense. The RedHawks went up 18-4 after the first quarter and Lockport never got closer than that the rest of the way. Marist pulled all five of its starters for the fourth quarter. Patch’s MVP: Marist’s JeTaun Rouse. The athletic 5-foot-9 junior guard was unstoppable in transition. Whether Rouse was making no-look passes or being on the …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Trailing late in both games, RedHawks rally for 28-26, 26-24 victory to move on to supersectional showdown with Lyons.
All year long, Marist coach Natalie Holder has preached to her team to “relentlessly pursue the ball.” Marist did exactly that on Thursday night against Sandburg. Backed by a strong defense that got countless deflections at the net and made several key digs down the stretch, Marist edged Sandburg 28-26, 26-24 to win the Class 4A Andrew Sectional championship. It marks the second straight season that Marist has won the sectional title. “They’re a great team all around and they did come out strong,” Marist outside hitter Mallory Salis said. “We knew coming in it was going to be a battle … but we did what we had to do.” Marist (33-6) twice lost to Sandburg (32-7) during the regular season, but the RedHawks wouldn’t be denied a third time. The…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The RedHawks used their defense to win the decisive third game and complete the 23-25, 25-16, 25-17 victory, advancing to meet Sandburg in Thursday night's final.
Few teams in the state can match the offensive weapons that Marist possesses throughout its lineup. But it was the RedHawks’ defense that was the difference-maker Tuesday night. Behind the blocking of senior middle Kirsten Ivkovic, Marist rallied for a 23-25, 25-16, 25-17 victory over Mother McAuley in the Class 4A Andrew Sectional semifinals in Tinley Park. This is the second consecutive season that Marist has bounced Mother McAuley from the playoffs, as the RedHawks defeated the Mighty Macs in last year’s sectional championship game. “We’ve worked on mental and physical resiliency all year,” Marist coach Natalie Holder said. “In order to be successful against those big teams … you literally have to not back down.” Backed by raucous …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Vikings' stumble in the regular-season finale is quickly forgotten with Friday night's big win over Marist in the playoff opener.
Heading into the postseason, Homewood-Flossmoor knew it would be an underdog. With a loss to Sandburg in the last week of the regular season, the Vikings missed out on a home playoff game and were seeded 12th out of 16 teams in their half of the IHSA 8A playoff bracket. For their first-round game, the Vikings were pitted against the Marist RedHawks, the No. 5 seed. The pairing and the underdog label sat just fine with the Vikings' players. H-F proved it by topping host Marist 48-28 in Friday night’s first-round playoff game. “We love being the underdogs,” H-F running back Anfernee Roberts said. “That's our thing. We love it. We hope that we're the underdogs for every game, because we're going to come out on top.” Roberts did his part …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Homewood-Flossmoor 48, Marist 28: 'Underdog' Vikings aren't intimidated by RedHawks on the road as the defense comes up big in the second half.
Breaking It Down: Being the underdog is just fine with the Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings. Going up against the favored Marist RedHawks in the first round of the Class 8A state playoffs Friday night, the Vikings matched Marist blow for blow in the first half before nabbing two big turnovers to put away the host RedHawks, 48-28. Both offenses looked unstoppable for much of the first half, as H-F quarterback Tim Williams and Marist QB Ian Woodworth each guided his team to three touchdowns before heading to the locker rooms with the game tied at 21-all at intermission. However, it was Homewood-Flossmoor’s defense that turned the tide in the second half. The Vikings' Keith Smith scooped up a Ryan Carroll fumble and raced down the sideline to set …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The rain didn't dampen spirits when the Redhawks hosted Nazareth's Roadrunners.
Even with rain pouring down on Friday night, Marist and Nazareth supporters came out in big numbers for the East Suburban Catholic conference football showdown. Marist's school band entertained the crowd with numerous musical pieces and intricate marching formations. The band got some help from the local elementary and middle school bands. But Nazareth's fans would have the most to cheer about as Rudy Romagnano's late touchdown sent the "Black Hole" into a frenzy, and the Roadrunners went on to beat Marist 33-20.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Roadrunners threw the ball only three times in their victory on Friday night, and that's exactly what they wanted to do.
Go to any high school orientation, and one of the main pieces of advice you're likely to hear is “Be Yourself.” Don’t give in to peer pressure; don’t force yourself to do anything you don’t want to do. Be you. Do what you do. And that’s exactly what Nazareth did on Friday night against Marist. With running backs Rudy Romagnano and Josh Moore, the Roadrunners were going to run the ball more than 90 percent of the time. That was no secret to Marist coach Pat Dunne. It was hardly a mystery to any spectator in the rain-soaked bleachers. The Roadrunners were going to run until Marist stopped them, consistently. They were going to run until they were forced to do something different. They never had to. Romagnano broke a 77-yard touchdown run on …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Nazareth 33, Marist 20: Rudy Romagnano bulldozed his way to four touchdowns and 237 rushing yards as the Roadrunners delivered numerous big plays to beat the Redhawks.
Breaking It Down: It seemed that at every pivotal point in Nazareth’s 33-20 win over Marist on Friday night, the Roadrunners got big plays from different people. There was Rudy Romagnano’s 77-yard touchdown run to open the scoring, Mark Patterson’s interception at the end of the first half, and Kalium Ewing’s 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half, to name a few. Marist proved it could move the ball with its spread offense, but too often long drives resulted in no points. The host RedHawks missed a field-goal attempt on their first possession and couldn’t capitalize after recovering a Nazareth fumble at the Roadrunners’ 29-yard line. Late in the fourth quarter, Marist again turned it over on downs in Nazareth …