Girls Basketball: Hannah McGlone leads the way as Streamwood fights past Larkin
Updated: December 6, 2011 10:34PM
When Larkin’s girls basketball team whittled a 21-point deficit down to six with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, Streamwood’s Hannah McGlone admittedly started to feel her stomach turning.
“I’m a sophomore so I get nervous no matter what,” said McGlone. “I knew that it was time to get serious.”
That’s exactly what the Sabres did as they closed the game on a 17-4 tear to finish off the Royals 61-42 in Upstate Eight River action Tuesday night in Elgin.
“They made a good run at us,” said Sabres coach George Rosner. “They’re very scrappy. I’m glad the girls had to stand up to that.”
McGlone stood out the most as the 6-foot center poured in 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for Streamwood (4-4, 1-1).
“We knew we had to get the ball inside to her,” said Rosner. “We made some great passes in to her tonight. She got the ball in some real good positions and she did a nice job of finishing.”
McGlone recorded a double-double by the intermission, scoring 10 points and adding 10 rebounds, as the Sabres built a 30-13 halftime advantage.
Led by sophomore guard Victoria Patterson, Larkin (1-6, 0-2) outscored Streamwood 17-14 in the third quarter before making things a little more interesting down the stretch.
Patterson, who scored 16 of her team-high 20 points in the second half, capped a 10-0 run with six consecutive points, as the Royals fought to within six at 44-38 early in the fourth quarter.
“We turned it up a bit and then it kind of got away from us at the end,” said Larkin coach Tissanie Simmons.
Jessica Cerda and Deja Moore added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Sabres, while Jill Casebeer had nine points for Larkin, which suffered its sixth straight defeat.