Special night in La Grange

It’s a rare moment when you can get all members of the Maley family together.

It happened Friday night when St. Joseph played a nonconference game at Lyons, the home of the Maley clan. Lyons won 51-39, but the Chargers played without their top two players when Donna Koerber (sprained left ankle) and Briya Wilborn (concussion) were injured in Thursday night’s loss at Benet.

The Maleys are up there with the Hornaceks among sports family dynasties at Lyons. Sisters Kelly and Katie Maley were volleyball and basketball standouts and younger brother Jimmy became one of Lyons’ top basketball players and went on to play at Northwestern. Jimmy ranks fourth on Lyons’ career scoring list (1,262 points from 1999-02) and fifth in scoring for a single season (539 points in 2000-01).

The Maley sisters were basketball teammates at Lyons with current second-year coach Katie Meyers.

Parents Jim and Pat Maley have developed coaches of their own. Kelly enters her first season as the boys volleyball coach at Hinsdale Central. JImmy is the boys basketball coach at Kenwood. Katie (Maley) Ramoley is the former girls volleyball coach at Proviso East. Even Jimmy’s wife, Katie, a Lyons graduate, coaches. She coaches pom pons and Freshman badminton at Hinsdale Central.

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