The Lyons girls basketball team (4-2) notched arguably its best win of the season by upending West Suburban (Silver) Conference rival Hinsdale Central 58-41 on Saturday. Ashanti Davis led LT with 14 points.
“This was a nice win for us,” LT coach Katie Meyers said. “Our girls played well in the open court. Sara Beck provided a great spark for us. When our team has a balanced scoring attack offensively, we look really good and work really well together.
Earlier last week, the Lions fell to Proviso West 54-47.
“We simply turned the ball over too much,” said Meyers about LT’s loss to the Panthers. “Our turnovers combined with Proviso’s hot shooting hand was a bad combination for us.”
The Lions welcome Riverside-Brookfield for a 2:30 p.m. Saturday tip-off.
The Lyons Township boys swimming team is partly comprised of young but promising swimmers. Consequently, the Lions are learning on the fly this season and took another step in their maturation process last week.
The Lions lost to Glenbrook North114-71 in a nonconference dual matchup, and LT also took seventh place out of eight teams in the Gold Division of the Stevenson Invitational on Saturday.
Much of coach Scott Walker’s optimism stems from a freshman class led by Lucas O’Bryan, Ben Hewett, Peter Newman, Jack Garrow and Nick Bonneville. Sophomore David Freund is another swimmer on the rise. While these swimmers develop, LT will lean on its few returning veterans, notably Joe Shannon. The LT junior won a pair of individual events against Glenbrook North: the 200 Individual Medley (2:11.42) and the 100 breaststroke (105.66). The Lions also anticipate the return of Danny McGuiness and Michael Krol, who both recently were out of the lineup for injury/health-related reasons. Brendan Weibel is another key swimmer for the Lions.
The Bulldogs (3-5) split a pair of dual matches at their home quad on Saturday. RB cruised past Hubbard 69-9, but dropped a 46-27 decision to Vernon Hills.
RB will host a triangular meet on Friday (5 p.m.) against Nazareth and Guerin. On Saturday, the Bulldogs travel to Buffalo Grove to compete in the Rex Lewis Invitational starting at 9:30 a.m.
Fenwick’s defending state champ Matt Garelli went 3-0 and won the 120-pound weight class at the Hinsdale South Tournament on Saturday.
The senior defeated Scottie Bonds of Rich East by major decision in the title bout.
Others who placed at the tournament for the Friars included sophomore Mike Kozyra, junior Mike Del Monico and Ben Uphues, one of only four freshman to compete in the tournament. Kozyra finished third at 145 pounds, while Del Monico took fourth at 106. Uphues, who replaced the injured Anthony Aguliar at 126, finished third by going 2-1. He defeated Argo’s David Trzeciak by forcing a fall at 2:52 in the third-place match.
The Friars, who were forced to forfeit at 195, 220 and heavyweight, finished 11th overall in the 12-team tournament. Homewood Flossmoor took first with a score of 201.