Evanston rallies to beat Glenbrook South

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Evanston 30, Glenbrook South 26


The Evanstongirls basketball team used a7-0 run in the second quarter and a 10-0 run to open second half todispatch Glenbrook South onFriday in Glenview. The Wildkits (17-6 overall, 5-3 CSL South) rallied from aneight-point, second-quarter deficit.The game was dominated by long scoring runs by both teams. Evanston started with a 5-0 run before the Titans (10-13, 5-3)countered with a 15-2 run. The second half was dominated by the Wildkits, who outscored the Titans 23-11 after the midway point of the second quarter.


Coming out of the halftime break, the Wildkits trailed by three. Both teams struggled to make a basket until senior Dashae Shumate found her way to the hoop with5:54left in the third. Her layup kicked off a 13-2 run as Evanston built a 27-19 lead.


Senior Sierra Clayborn was the top scorer for Evanston, finishing with11 points. In the span of a minute, Clayborn scored five points in the second quarter to shrink the Titans’ lead to three. She also put the exclamation mark on the Wildkits’ 13-2 run with a big 3-pointer with2:20left in the third. Sophomore Caitlin Morrison led the charge for the Titans. She also scored 11 points before fouling out at the end of the fourth quarter.


In a low-scoring affair, only two players (Clayborn and Morrison) scored in double digits. The second-highest scorer for the Wildkits was Shumate, who finished with seven. Carie Weinman finished with six for the Titans. The teams combined to go 4-for-11 from the charity stripe.


“She’s got a heart of a lion. She’s fighting through an injury and she’s determined to play and she gives us everything she can.” —Evanston assistant head coach Carlton Rosemont onClayborn

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