Girls Basketball: Glenbrook North stays hot behind Rachel Dress and Rachel Blitt
Updated: January 3, 2012 3:26PM
Glenbrook North is still smoldering.
Led by the combined 36 points of Rachel Dress and Rachel Blitt, the Spartans registered their fourth consecutive double-digit victory by smashing conference rival Maine East 65-43 to gain the championship game of the 29th annual St. Viator Snowflake tournament Monday.
The Spartans advance to meet Guerin for the championship Tuesday. “I’m glad we’re going to the championship game and I think we deserve it,” Glenbrook North coach Renee’ Brosnan said. “Now we just need to finish it.
“We got to the championship and now we need to do business and win.”
Dress (19 points) and Blitt (17 points) accounted for 19 first-half points. After taking a 4-3 early lead, the Spartans never lost the advantage for the rest of the half even though the Blue Demons did keep it close.
Maine East (2-12) stayed close initially behind the long range shooting of sophomore Jazlene Gonzalez and senior Kristen Georgopoulos who combined for 14 points in the opening half.
The Blue Demons cut the deficit to 31-27 in the closing minutes of the first half but the Spartans responded with an 11-1 run that stretchewd into the second half.
“I told them in the third quarter that this was their time to pull away,” Brosnan said. “We’ve already played them once and we only won by three so we know them and I just said if we can make our shots and attack the basket, we can pull away.”
Junior forward Erica Sogo scored 10 points and recorded a team-best eight rebounds in support of Dress and Blitt.
Gonzalez finished scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds for the Blue Demons. Sophomore forward Shaylee Sloan contributed 10 points and eight boards.
Senior forward Laura Lherisson scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds.