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Girls Basketball: 3 things we learned last week

Updated: November 25, 2013 11:41PM



1. Small gyms are fun. There are no anchored grandstands at Mount Assisi, only chairs on one side of the gym and an open area to stand near the stage. Did it come into play in its 52-42 opening-night win over Evergreen Park? The roar of the Eagles fans was pretty impressive during the home team’s impressive second-half comeback.

2. Claire McMahon is unselfish. Friday night during Lincoln-Way East’s semfinal win over Richards at the Bobby Bolton classic, the sophomore guard shot the lights out by hitting four three-pointers and totaling 16 points. Saturday, she made sure teammate Kara Krolicki got the ball often enough to nail five threes. At 6-2 and only a sophomore, the potential of her versatility is endless.

3. Faith Suggs is double trouble. Not only can she slash to the basket with authority, as she did with a 16-point opening-night performance against Hillcrest, the 6-1 junior is more than willing to go and get the ball when it comes off the rim. Her 11 rebounds topped the Vikings. Pending coach Tony Smith’s promise that playing time will be shared liberally, double-doubles won’t be rare.

Tony Baranek



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