Girls Basketball: Plainfield North squeaks past Lincoln-Way Central
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media November 19, 2012 9:12PM
Updated: December 21, 2012 6:24AM
One of just three seniors on Plainfield North’s roster, Carlie Corrigan, a 19 points per game scorer last season, knows her teammates look to her for both leadership and putting up big numbers on the stat sheet.
Corrigan is fine with that.
“I feel like it’s my job because I’ve been around the longest,” Corrigan said. “That’s the role a senior should play.”
Pouring in 20 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, Corrigan helped power Plainfield North to a 53-51 win over host Lincoln-Way Central at the Knight Invitational on Monday.
Fellow seniors Kaitlyn O’Boye (14 points) and Taylor Weck (11 points) contributed for North (2-0).
The Tigers shot just 18-of-58 from the floor, including a 7-of-25 performance from beyond the arc. Thanks to a stingy defense that forced 13 second-half turnovers, North had a five-point lead at 52-47 with 26 seconds left in the game.
A quick basket by Autumn Schultz (16 points) and a turnover off a Corrigan pass that led to another score left Central trailing by just one.
Corrigan then split two free throws with seven seconds left to keep North ahead.
“The pass was just a mental lapse,” Corrigan said. “Coming back, I knew I’d get the ball so the free throw was my makeup for that dumb pass.”
Ashley Newton had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights (2-1).
Lincoln-Way West 60, Chicago Christian 40: Amanda Hozzian (13 points) and Stephanie McDonald (11 points) led West (1-2). Anna Persenaire and Briana Smith scored 10 apiece for Chicago Christian (1-2).