Girls’ Hoops team has bright future


First-year coach Drew Winston (middle) returns all five of his starters

Lillian Brown, Staff writer

Many changes and altercations have been able to help the Varsity Girls Basketball Team improve.

The season started off great – as the Chargers went 5-0 to win the Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament – but with a few dips in their way, it seemed a little harder for them to reach their goals. The team is young – with just three seniors, none of whom start – so they have the opportunity to become great, especially with the help of the coaches.

Progress is made every day, and there’s no time to waste to make sure that the goals are reached. The Girls Varsity Senior Night turned out to be a success with 3 seniors! The Chargers won the game in a blowout with the help of all the family, fans, and support of their inner circle.

Coach Andrew Winston has faith in the team, and he has faith in the success that the team will become great, there are only minor problems to be fixed. The girls have the skill and the ability, now they must put the hard work of practice to game level.

After going 1-2 in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament, the Chargers season ended with a 53-49 loss to Lemont Feb. 18 in an IHSA regional semifinal game in Westchester.

The team graduates seniors Emilie Liotine, Gabby Foster and Aniyah Gray, but returns its leading scorers in Maia Marshall and Gabby Smith (both freshmen) and its leading rebounders in juniors Amber Brooks and Lillian Brown. Fellow junior Elise Estelle will return, as well as freshman point guard Devane Gross.