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moves on to Regional Championship
Lemont came out scoring using their
height advantage over the speed of the Lady Stars in the second game of
the Rich East Sectionals. But the Lady Stars, behind 5'7" senior Niara
Harris kept pushing the ball right at them.
"I saw a
lot of open lanes and took advantage," said Harris. "Coach told me to
stay aggressive and to continue to shoot."
Ms. Harris led all
scorers at the half with 11 points.
Erin Stahurski going up for a layup
In the second half, Erin Stahurski answered right back using her 5'11"
frame to score 27 points and 10 rebounds on the evening followed by
sophomore Annie Forzley's 11. ''They were passing the ball to me well
down low, they were getting the ball to the right hand. We worked really
well together,'' Stahurski said.
Annie Forzley driving to the basket
''Erin is a load inside,''
Lemont coach Bill Bozue said. ''We had a chance to get her a couple more
baskets but we either fumbled the ball or made a bad pass. We got excellent
guard play, we bring three sophomores off the bench and they play a ton for
Niara Harris has 24 points
in her last game for Rich South (18-9) which did bring the game within
reach, 52-49 with less than 40 seconds left. Taheerah Ali had 11 points
for the Stars also in her final game. "I'm just grateful to come play
for a team that accepted me," said the Lewis University recruit.
Taheerah Ali taking a shot from behind the arc
In the end,
the Indians presence and height in the paint was too much for the stars.
Final Score.... Lemont 57 Rich South 52.
After the game Coach Mays
reminded the team "that they were champions... hold your head up high. We
accomplished a lot of things this season and our lost tonight was not from a
lack of effort."
The stage is set... Regional
championship Thursday, February 26, 2009 between Lemont Indians vs.
Hillcrest Lady Hawks... We will see you there at the baseline.
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