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It’s a balancing act at New Trier

12/04/2012, 8:23pm CST
By Matt Harness mharness@pioneerlocal.com

With last year’s leading scorer Maggie Lyon now at Northwestern, New Trier is finding success in scoring by committee this season.

L-R (Obscured) Maine South (45) Hailey Schoneman, New Trier (25) Kathryn Pedi, and New Trier (24) Marissa Fear battle for a rebound under the basket. New Trier plays Maine South in a girls basketball matchup at Maine South at 1111 S. Dee Road, Park Ridge,

So many unknowns surrounded the New Trier girls basketball team during the preseason.

With Maggie Lyon and four other starters gone to graduation, the Trevians needed to figure a lot of things out.

At least one issue seems to be solving itself.

While Lyon, now playing at Northwestern, did the majority of the scoring the last several seasons, the Trevians have evolved into a team in which multiple players are capable of putting the ball in the basket.

Through Friday’s 47-42 loss to Maine South in the CSL South opener, seven players have scored in double figures.

Against the Hawks, junior guard Meg Neuhaus scored a team-high nine points. Junior guard Isabella Bosco added eight points, and three others contributed six points apiece.

“That’s a great thing,” said Bosco, who scored a season-best 15 in the Nov. 15 opener against Phillips. “Anybody out on the court can score, and we have a lot more depth than people think. We are a hard team to take on right now.”

New Trier coach Teri Rodgers has been thrilled with how the team, which came into the week 4-2 overall, has played so far.

“They are all willing to share that spotlight,” she said. “That’s very important for this group. For one, it makes us hard to scout, hard to guard. It’s going to fun.”

Other players who have reached double digits in scoring this season include Neuhaus, senior guard Carrie Rodman, senior forward Marisa Fear, junior guard Alexa Czyznski, sophomore guard Jackie Welch and freshman center Jeannie Boehm.

In her first year of high school, the 6-foot-3 Boehm came into the week leading the Trevians in scoring at 10.3 points a game. She scored a career-high 16 in the opener and has scored in double figures four times.

“I am very, very pleased with how she’s playing,” Rodgers said. “She’s done a great job of coming in and listening and doing what we ask of her. She’s a humble kid, and she’s been fun to coach.”~.

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