Girls Basketball: Molly McDonagh, Abby Keller lead Glenbrook South past New Trier
Updated: December 9, 2011 11:41PM
Glenbrook South lost a big lead in the second half Friday, but the Titans didn’t lose their composure.
In their first home game of the season, Glenbrook South gutted out a 49-44 win over No. 10-ranked New Trier to take sole possession of first place in the CSL South standings at 3-0.
“It’s really huge to get this,” said junior point guard Lindsey Oldshue, whose free throw with 34 seconds to play helped secure the victory. “We know now we can play with the top teams in the conference.”
Two baskets by Molly McDonagh and a three-pointer by Abby Keller gave Glenbrook South (8-1) a 33-21 lead with 6:00 to go in the third quarter. But New Trier (6-2, 1-2) rallied with an 8-0 run to go into the fourth down 35-31.
Alexa Czyzyski’s basket at the 4:48 mark of the final quarter returned the lead to the Trevians for the first time since midway through the second quarter.
The teams traded leads before the Titans assumed control again for good.
Maggie Lyon got New Trier within three points with 8.3 seconds remaining, but Colleen McDonagh knocked down two free throws to clinch the victory.
Oldshue did a good job guarding Lyon throughout the game. The Northwestern-bound guard finished with 12 points, but went nearly 24 minutes between her first two baskets.
“I just stay in front of her and not let her get a shot off,” Oldshue said. “I like it. It gives me a great responsibility for the team.”
Molly McDonagh and Keller each scored 16 for the Titans. Jessica Blackwell, one of two Trevians to foul out, followed Lyon with 11 points. New Trier was without 6-footer Colleen McConnell when the Trevians could have used her against the tall Titans, whose shortest player in the starting lineup is 5-10.
“This was another step for us,” Glenbrook South coach Steve Weissenstein said. “Any time you beat New Trier is really good.”