The Lions closed the regular season with a 47-38 loss to visiting Willowbrook last week.

Senior guard Colleen Connors scored a game-high 17 points against the Warriors. Maggie Orlowski chipped in seven points and Clare Polega grabbed eight rebounds, but LT struggled from the field, making only 14-of-48 shots (29 percent) and finishing 9-for-15 from the charity stripe.

Despite entering the postseason on a two-game skid – LT also lost 57-23 to Trinity last week – the Lions are slotted as a dangerous No. 9 seed in their own sectional.

LT (16-10, 7-5 West Suburban Silver Conference) opens the playoffs against No. 7 seed/regional host Proviso West today (Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8:10 p.m.). The Panthers finished 9-3 to earn a share of the conference championship with York.