Waubonsie wins at Wheaton North

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It took four trips to the championship game, but Waubonsie Valley finally won at Wheaton North’s 28th annual Niebch Holiday Classic Dec. 29 with a 38-35 victory over Glenbrook South. Warriors coach Kim Connell attributed the patience of her seniors, a few like Tami Morice, were very familiar with disappointing finishes in previous. The other seniors are Leslie Eddy, Becky Williford, Erica Jordan, Kaia Spires and Rachael Ross.

BOXSCORE

WARRIORS 38, TITANS 35

WV 6 11 12 9 — 38

GBS 7 6 12 10 — 35

Waubonsie (12-1): Erica Jordan 4-7 1-3 9, Gratia Brooks 1-5, 3-4 5, Rachael Ross 4-7 0-5, 8, Becky Williford 5-11 1-2 12, Tami Morice 1-3 1-2 4, Ryaen Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Shannon Hohman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-33 6-16 38.

Glenbrook (13-3): Molly McDonagh 0-4 0-1 0, Amelia Hummel 5-8 0-0 10, Lindsey Oldshue 0-4, 1-2 1, Kelsey Byers 0-0 0-0 0, Colleen McDonagh 7-18 3-9 20, Abby Keller 2-5 0-0 4, Katie Jennings 0-0 0-0 0, Sara Meinecke 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-40 4-12 35.

Three-pointers: WV — Williford, Morice; GBS — C. McDonagh 3. Rebounds: WV 29 (Ross 8); GBS 18 (M. McDonagh 5). Personal fouls: WV 17, GBS 15. Blocked shots: WV 6, GBS 1.

2011 All-tournament Team:

Diamond Boyd, Elk Grove (repeat)

Amanda Kelly and Alyssa Saklak, Schaumburg

Colleen Connors, Lyons

Alexis Nelson, West Aurora

Maddie Baillie, Wheaton North

Colleen and Molly McDonagh, Glenbrook South

Tami Morice (repeat) and Gratia Brooks, Waubonsie Valley

Classic champions:

Downers Grove South (1993)

Elgin (1995)

Glenbrook South (1996, 2003)

Hersey (2002, 2004, 2009-10)

Hinsdale Central (1999-2001, 2006-08)

Immaculate Heart of Mary (1987-88)

Lyons (1991, 1994, 1997)

Schaumburg (2005)

Waubonsie Valley (1998, 2011)

West Aurora (1989)

Wheaton North (1984-86, 1990)

Young (1992)

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