Bad luck continued to follow the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team.
The Devils likely lost a second starter to a torn ACL after senior forward Maddie Roglich injured her right knee Friday night in a 55-42 semifinal win over Downers North at Wheaton North’s Neibch Holiday Classic.
Hinsdale Central (9-4, 2-2) lost to top-seeded Hersey 57-40 Saturday night in the tournament final. Senior Emily Wasz started in place of Roglich.
“We were out of sync tonight,” coach Tom McKenna said. “Emotionally it was a big hit for us tonight.”
McKenna injured her knee while driving to the basket and colliding with a Downers North player with 4 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the first quarter. She had to be helped off the court and went to Hinsdale Hospital after halftime.
Roglich, a four-year starter, scheduled an appointment for an MRI for Monday, but a friend of the family who is an orthopedic surgeon looked at her knee Saturday.
“He told me it was an ACL [tear]. My shin shifted too far,” Roglich said. “It’s pretty rough. I’m glad I came [to Saturday’s game]. I couldn’t just sit around the house.”
Earlier this season, senior starting forward Megan Lord injured her ACL in practice, according to McKenna, after appearing in just the first two games of the season.