Evanston rallies to beat Glenbrook South

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Evanston 30, Glenbrook South 26

THE SKINNY

The Evanston girls basketball team used a 7-0 run in the second quarter and a 10-0 run to open second half to dispatch Glenbrook South on Friday in Glenview. The Wildkits (17-6 overall, 5-3 CSL South) rallied from an eight-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.

TURNING POINT

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 with 5:54 left in the third. Her layup kicked off a 13-2 run as Evanston built a 27-19 lead.

THE STARS

Senior Sierra Clayborn was the top scorer for Evanston, finishing with 11 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 with 2:20 left 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.

BY THE NUMBERS

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.

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“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 on Clayborn

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