Girls Basketball: Oak Forest defeats Shepard 45-31
By Tony Baranek email@example.com December 13, 2013 11:16PM
Shepard's Quinese Blake (52) shoots under pressure by Oak Forest's Amy McKeown (22) in Oak Forest Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. | Jim Boyce/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 16, 2014 6:50AM
Oak Forest needed several possessions to get going, but once the host Bengals (5-4, 3-0) did they ran away from Shepard (2-8, 0-3) for the South Suburban crossover victory.
It was 3-2 Oak Forest when Taylor Sterkowitz hit one of two free throws. Amy McKeown and Maddie Baxa followed with back-to-back buckets as the Bengals ended the first period up 9-2. The lead would later peak at 42-21.
On a night when just about everybody on the court struggled with their shots, Baxa was on target at 7-for-16 and totaled 18 points.
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McKeown also made it to double digits for the Bengals with 10 points and nine rebounds. Sterkowitz added eight boards. Shepard was paced by Alyssa Dechene (6 points). Oak Forest’s defense forced 22 turnovers.
“We’ve got a new coach
(Jim Matlon), a brand new team. We’ve got some younger girls, and we’re all starting to learn how to play together. Being 3-0 in conference is really good.” — McKeown