Women's Basketball

Spartans (26-9) stunned by Providence in Sweet 16w basketball

FEB. 27- A furious second-half comeback fell short Thursday, as Providence Catholic stunned top-seeded Marian Catholic in the finals of the Hillcrest IHSA 3A Sectional, 40-38.

Brianna Hill paced the Spartans with 16 points, while Anna Kleszynski chipped in nine points and Zikora Okonkwo finished with five markers.

Marian (26-9), which fell in the sectional finals for a second straight year, rebounded from a 10-point deficit, but was unable to get a shot off in its final possession.

The Spartans were outscored, 24-9, from beyond the three-point arc and finished just 9-for-20 from the foul line.

BARRETT COMMITS: Marian four-sport standout Samantha Barrett has made a college commitment to play basketball, cross country and track at Aurora University.

Sophs: The young Spartans prevailed over Nazareth, 48-40.

Frosh: Marian notched a 28-10 victory over the Roadrunners.


Rankings: Southtown #6
Feb. 27 at Hillcrest
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Final
MARIAN CATHOLIC 11 10 5 12  
-38
PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC 13 12 9 6  
-40
 
FEB. 27- PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC 40, MARIAN CATHOLIC 38
   MARIAN-
Okonkwo 2-1-5, Kleszynski (3)-2-9, Alexander 2-0-4, Barrett 0-4-4, Hill (6)-2-16, Cutrara 0-0-0. Totals: 13-9-38.
    PROVIDENCE- Raymer (5)-2-15, McGrath (2)-1-7, Pietrzyk (2)-0-6, Duzansky 1-1-3, Rost 0-0-0, Knight 0-0-0, L. Knight (3)-2-9. Totals: 13-6-40.
   Field goals: Marian 13; Providence 13. Free throws: Marian 9 of 20, .450; Providence 6 of 9, .667. Three-point goals: Marian 3 (Hill 2, Kleszynksi); Providence 8 (Raymer 3, McGrath 2, Pietrzyk 2, L. Knight). Fouls: Marian 16; Providence 19.

2019-20 Season Honors

Team Accomplishments
Waubonsie Valley Invite- 2nd Place
Marian Catholic Invite- 2nd Place
Tampa Bay Classic- 1st Place 
Rich East IHSA 3A Regional champs
Hillcrest IHSA 3A Sectional finalist

IBCA District Coach of the Year
Dan Murray

Daily Southtown All-Area
Jalynn Alexander (Jr.), 3rd Team
Brianna Hill (Fr.), Honorable Mention

IBCA All-State

Jalynn Alexander (Jr.), Special Mention
Brianna Hill (Fr.), Honorable Mention

All-East Suburban Catholic
Jalynn Alexander (Jr.), Forward
Brianna Hill (Fr.), Guard

MIP: Zikora Okonkwo
Practice Player: Juliana Cutrara, Monica Lofton
Pride/Hustle: Samantha Barrett, Endiyah Terry, Amaiya Torian

 

Grade School Tourney champions
8th Grade                                           

2019- Mount Greenwood
2018- Troy
2017- Queen of Martyrs
2016- Huth
2015- St. Agnes


7th Grade
2019- 
St. Alexander
2018- Troy
2017- Incarnation
2016- Parker JH