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Maine South's Jacqui Grant (34) triest to power through the Glenbrook South defense during their basketball game Friday, Dec. 14th. Glenbrook South won the game 47-55. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media
Katie Dwyer hit a three-pointer right before the half to give Glenbrook South its first lead over Maine South in Friday’s Central Suburban South girls basketball contest.
Lindsey Oldshue, another senior guard, then connected on a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter. That one put the 22nd-ranked Titans in control and sent them to a 55-47 win over the No. 16 Hawks on the road.
“I think that was a big one,” Oldshue said of the corner 3 that extended the advantage to 10 points. “That was a confidence booster and put the other team down. We had all the momentum going into the fourth.”
Glenbrook South coach Steve Weissenstein said the Titans (9-2, 3-1 Central Suburban South) ran the same play to Oldshue in the first half, but the 6-footer missed the shot. He wasn’t afraid to give it another go with time running out in the third quarter.
“She got her feet set the second time,” he said.
Glenbrook South senior Katie Jennings scored at the 4:31 mark in the fourth to leave the score 47-33, and senior Molly McDonagh’s free throw with 2:11 to play made it 50-36. McDonagh led the team with 18 points.
Despite the deficit, the Hawks weren’t done.
Behind senior guard Regan Carmichael, Maine South (11-2, 2-2) pieced together a rally, getting as close as seven with 20 seconds to go.
Although the Titans had no answer for Carmichael, who made seven three-pointers and scored a game-best 23 points, Glenbrook South shut down 6-3 Jacqui Grant. The Illinois-bound senior made two field goals and finished with six points.
“They hit a lot of 3s, but we withstood their punches,” said Weissenstein, whose team won for the fifth time in a row.