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Girls basketball: making a comeback

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Pictured above is the varsity girls basketball roster.

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The girls’ basketball season has started off rocky, but the team is determined to turn their game around. They are mid season and have a record of 7-11. Junior forward/center Megan Frey has said, “The teams we have played have been pretty tough. Some are even state ranked.”

Despite some losses, the team has made some great wins. They beat conference team Ridgewood High School with a victory of 56-43. Senior center Kelsey Egger led the team with 14 points and 14 points, following closely by junior forward Elena Duve with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Over the holiday break, the lady Bulldogs played in the Minute Man tournament. They ended the day with a record of 2-2. The girls won a 73-61 victory over Lane Tech led by junior guard Danielle Peco with a career high of 22 points, including six three pointers. The second night of the tournament, the Bulldogs beat Reavis 64-59. Junior guard Kiley Rusen contributed with 17 points and junior forward/center Meghan Orgler scored 15 points. The tournament ended with the bulldogs losing to Lincoln Park with a score of 66-35 and also losing to Proviso West with a final score of 65-39.

Continuing on with the season, the girl’s have lost two games to Hersey and new conference team Glenbard South. Egger once again led the team with 11 points and junior forward Megan Walsen contributed by scoring three 3 pointers.

Coach Larry Rocco said, “We are improving from the beginning of the year. We are gaining experience with every game and that is what we need as we are very young.”

Teammates have said the player who contributes most to the team is senior guard Maggie Zeleny. Frey says, “She’s a great defender and really brings a spark of enthusiasm to the team.” Rocco also said, “This team has great chemistry. They play together very well and give each other support.”

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