Late push sends Antioch over Libertyville

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Antioch 60, Libertyville 55


Antioch, which trailed almost the entire second and third quarters, rallied late Wednesday for a 60-55 North Suburban Conference crossover road victory that was exciting from start to finish.


Trailing 45-42 at the end of three, the Sequoits (14-5 overall) cranked up the defensive pressure with a full-court trap that was the catalyst for a 9-1 run to start the fourth quarter. Libertyville (6-10) did cut the lead to four with under a minute to go, but it was too late.


Antioch senior guard Paige Gallimore, who is averaging 24 points per game according to Sequoits coach Tim Borries, finished with a game-high 20 points (8-of-19 shooting from the field) to go along with seven rebounds. Sophomore Kelly Johnson (11 points on 5-of-6 shooting) and freshman Alexis Duehr (10 points, nine boards) also chipped in for the winners.


After outrebounding Antioch by a 19-8 margin in the first half, Libertyville found itself on the opposite end of that spectrum in the paint the rest of the way. That’s because the Sequoits owned a 22-12 rebounding edge in the second half. Wednesday marked the first time Antioch was outrebounded this season. Wildcats’ freshman Claire Keefe (team-high 19 points, 13 rebounds) was a big reason why. Mary Wilterdink added 12 points and five boards for Libertyville.


“I really thought the way we rebounded the basketball in the second half [eight offensive boards] was the biggest key to us winning tonight. Getting second chances like that is almost like forcing turnovers.”  — Borries

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