Girls Basketball: Christen Prasse leads Benet past Auburn
Updated: November 18, 2011 9:21PM
Benet guard Christen Prasse took a pretty hard fall early in the third quarter of the Redwings’ game with Rockford Auburn Friday in Lisle.
“I was trying to take a charge and fell back and hit my head,” she said. “I just have a headache. I’m fine.”
Prasse was a bigger headache to Rockford Auburn.
The 5-foot-10 junior guard scored 14 points and added five steals and three rebounds to lead No. 16 Benet (1-1) to a 68-29 victory in the Redwings’ second round game of the Benet/Naperville Central Tip-Off Tournament.
Sophomore Eden Olson added 10 points and Nicole Valentine, Sidney Prasse and Taylor Valentine each had eight points for Benet, which broke a 4-4 tie with 5:34 remaining in the first quarter by going on a 22-2 run.
“The first night (a loss to St. Ignatius) we were too excited because we were starting at home and it was first game,” Christen Prasse said. “This game, I think we had a lot more chemistry and knew what we were doing. The first game we just had the jitters.”
A conventional three-point play by Christen Prasse and a basket by her older sister Sidney ignited the socring outburst, which also featured consecutive three-pointers by the younger Prasse and back-to-back bombs by Madeline Eilers.
“That’s one of our biggest weapons,” Christen Prasse said. “We can all shoot and we can all drive.”
The lead grew to 44-9 at halftime and 54-13 with a little more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter.
“I think it was one of those games,” Benet coach Peter Paul said. “I thought we did pretty good job sharing the basketball and kind of taking care of the situation. Once we got going, we hit some threes. We’re a very good shooting team. It’s just matter of getting everybody on the same page.
“I think we got a little better at driving and finding the open person for our second game,” he added. “It was a lot better than the first game. If we take little steps along the way, we’ll be OK.”
Sophomore Melena Burke led Auburn (0-1) with 11 points and Toni Barnes added seven.