Girls Basketball: Andrew advances to quarters
Updated: December 27, 2011 9:24PM
Andrew started slowly, heated up, then held on for a 47-41 win over Plainfield North in the first round of the Oswego East Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
Defending tournament Most Valuable Player Tiana Karopulos led the Thunderbolts (8-2) with 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. The junior guard scored 15 points during the third and fourth quarters. Nicole Botich added 11 points and a team-high nine boards.
Carlie Corrigan’s double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds led the Tigers (2-9).
Andrew led 11-8 after a quarter and 22-14 at halftime. The Thunderbolts defense took control in the second quarter, limiting the Tigers to just two made baskets.
Andrew took a 35-24 lead into the final quarter before Plainfield North made a run. Corrigan led the charge, scoring 13 second-half points.
Plainfield North stayed within striking distance by outrebounding Andrew 32-26.
Andrew, the No. 2 seed, takes on Metea Valley in a winner’s bracket quarterfinal at noon Wednesday. Metea Valley beat Kaneland 62-46.
Downers Grove South 52 Lemont 25: No. 1 seed Downers Grove South (9-3) had little trouble beating Lemont (4-8). The favored Mustangs led 12-4 at the quarter, 28-9 at halftime and 40-17 after three. “They have a lot of height and they are athletic,” Lemont coach Bill Bozue said. “I didn’t think we ran out offense particularly well today.” Alena Pranckevicius led Lemont with seven points. Lemont was held to just four first-half field goals.