Girls Basketball: Marist runs past Resurrection
By Bill Harrison For Sun-Times Media November 14, 2012 10:40PM
Updated: December 19, 2012 11:51AM
Resurrection point guard Liz Rehberger did everything she could do in the second quarter to try to get her team back into Wednesday night’s game against Marist.
She scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and had two steals to pull her team to within 24-17. Her effort seemed to light a fire under the visiting RedHawks, who followed with a 10-0 run en route to a 64-39 win in each team’s season opener.
“I was real pleased for the first game,” said Marist coach Mary Pat Connolly, whose team led 22-9 early in the second quarter. “The effort was there, the rebounding was there. We’ll just go back and work on the little things.”
Leah Bolton started the second-quarter run for the No. 2 RedHawks with a pair of three-pointers. She finished with 20 points and seven steals. JeTaun Rouse also added 20 points, with 10 rebounds. Lizzie Zaleski had 13 boards for the RedHawks.
Rehberger led the Bandits with a game-high 23 points, while adding five rebounds and two steals. She was the only Bandits player to score in double figures.
“I thought the girls gave a great effort in the second quarter, but I told the girls we needed that effort the entire game against a team like that,” Resurrection coach Keith Miniscalco said. “The good thing about playing a team like Marist is now we know right away what we have to work on.”
Marist led 38-21 at halftime, then pulled away in the fourth period, starting the quarter with a 10-0 in taking a 56-29 edge.
“Our defense got the tempo going. That’s how we started all of our runs,” Bolton said.