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Girls Basketball: Three things learned

Updated: January 4, 2014 6:21AM



1. It’s possible to adjust. Marist’s Brooke Wyderski fouled out with four of her teammates during Marist’s loss to Rich Central in the second round of the Marist Thanksgiving Classic. But she turned it around for the remainder of the tourney, staying out of foul trouble while pulling down double figures in rebounds and leading the RedHawks to the championship.

2. Bremen has come to life. New coach Julie Tracy has the Braves above .500 at 4-3, rarefied air for the program in recent years. Erin Schaffrath and Jada Wiggins have been a solid 1-2 scoring punch so far. Tracy, a graduate and former star at Oak Lawn, is the daughter of longtime Reavis boys coach Jim Tracy.

3. Sam can grab. Tinley Park’s Sam Alberto broke the school record Nov. 26 by pulling down 26 rebounds. She also scored 16 points in a 45-41 victory over Shepard. Jason Becker’s Titans finished third at the Beecher Thanksgiving Tournament, and entered the week with a 3-3 record. Tinley and Shepard have a rematch Thursday in Tinley Park.

Tony Baranek



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