Rush, Sarros lead Hinsdale Central to win over LT
Red Devils knock off rivals for second time this month
|Hinsdale Central's (#24) Gabrielle Rush drives to the hoop in the first half of the Red Devils' 54-38 victory against Lyons Township in La Grange on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (Photo by Colin McAuliffe)|
Hinsdale Central senior post Lily Sarros knows playing inside is all about tenacity.
Sarros dominated the paint to the tune of six blocks and 11 rebounds to give the Red Devils a 54-38 win at rival Lyons Township Friday night in La Grange.
“I just think when the ball goes up I have to go get it,” Sarros said. “Defensively it was one of my best games. It was awesome to help the team in that way.”
Sarros took care of the defense and sophomore Gabrielle Rush took care of the offense as usual. Rush made five three-pointers to score a game-high 23 points.
“If we get her open it’s automatic,” Central coach Tom McKenna said. “She has a lot of poise and she’s only a sophomore. She loves to compete.”
A Rush three ended the first quarter and gave the Red Devils (10-2, 6-0 West Suburban Silver) a 19-10 lead after one. Hinsdale went on a 9-0 run to close out the quarter and never looked back.
The lead got up to 16 before the Lions (6-4, 2-4) made a third quarter run anchored by Sara Beck (16 points) and Ashanti Davis (14 points, nine rebounds). LT cut the lead to 40-34, but struggled to score the rest of the way and Rush scored 10 points in the fourth quarter.
It was the second time LT lost to Hinsdale Central this season. The Red Devils won 38-33 in Hinsdale on Dec. 4.
“I think our team has had a rough go, against Hinsdale Central two losses, we lost against Proviso West,” LT coach Katie Meyers said. “I would like to see us get some momentum this holiday season so we can go back to the second half of conference with a positive attitude and some confidence.”
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