Spartans (24-8) foiled by LW East in sectional semifinals
FEB. 19- Marian Catholic nearly rallied back twice from a seven-point halftime deficit on Feb. 19, but top-seeded Lincoln-Way East's inside game was too much in a 44-40 Spartan defeat in the semifinals of the Mother McAuley Class 4A Sectional.
Tia Morgan and Kaylen Evans each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute, but Marian (24-8) was never able to narrow to a single possession in the final stanza.
Shannan Mitchell scored 12 points to lead the Spartans, who will return their entire squad. Evans clicked for 11 markers for Marian, while Jules Cutrara finished with six points.
Marian gained a couple ties after trailing at the half, 22-15, but the Griffins managed to regain a 34-29 advantage after three periods.
Sophs: The Spartans (15-8) scored with six seconds remaining to capture a 45-43 victory over Providence Catholic.
Frosh: Marian's A Squad notched a narrow victory over the Celtics.
|Rankings: Southtown #4|
|Feb. 19 at Mother McAuley||
FEB. 7- MARIAN CATHOLIC 42, SAINT VIATOR 30
MARIAN- Evans (2)-1-6, Cutrara (4)-2-12, Harrell 8-2-18, Mitchell 1-0-2, Hampton 0-0-0, Wade 0-4-4, Morgan 0-0-0, Barrett 0-0-0, Alexander 0-0-0. Totals: 15-9-42.
ST. VIATOR- Clark (4)-3-12, Solimene (4)-0-9, Mueller 2-0-4, Fitzpatrick (1)-0-3, Robinson 0-2-2. Totals: 11-5-30.
Free throws: Marian 9 of 11, .818; St. Viator 5 of 12, .417. Three-point goals: Marian 3 (Cutrara 2, Evans); St. Viator 3 (Clark, Solimene, Fitzpatrick). Fouls: Marian 8, Saint Viator 5.
TF North IHSA Class 4A Regional champs
Marian Coach Dan Murray looks on as senior Carmen Jackson makes a college commitment to Hampton University.
Ashton Millender, DePaul University
Teniya Page, Penn State University
Kauai Bradley, University of Pittsburgh
Jerrell Mathews, Stonybrook University
Asia McCondichie, University of St. Francis
Janae Poisson, Northern Illinois University
Martha Banuelos, Robert Morris University
Elisa DiOrio, Illinois Benedictine University
Mallory Olszak, Carroll College
Jasmine Matthews earns MAC All-Freshman Team honors for MAC champion Bowling Green
Spartans Simone Law, Patrice King named pre-season All-Horizon at Loyola.
Congrats to Kaila Turner '09 (Notre Dame), NCAA Women's Final Four
Alex Barone (St. Xavier) named NAIA Second Team All-American
Alex Barone (St. Xavier) named CCAC Player of the Year
Casey Davis (Roosevelt) named CCAC Freshman of the Year
Jackie Errico (North Central) named to CCIW First Team All-Conference
Marian Catholic Invite- 1st Place
Andrew IHSA Regional champs
All-East Suburban Catholic
Kennedy Harrell (Fr.), Center
MVP: Elisa DiOrio
MIP: Carmel Jackson
Practice Player: Jaylene Wade
Pride/Hustle: Jorian Brown
2nd- Prairie Hills JH