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Warren stifles Lake Forest

01/19/2013, 11:30pm CST
By Jon Kerr

Warren bounced back quick from a loss the night before and pulled out the 32-19 win over Lake Forest Saturday night.

Lake Forest Saturday, 1/19/13 Lake Forest's Kate Arnson (33) loses the handle on the ball as she gets tangled up with Warren's Alyssa Phillips (24) and Kristin Jacobs (52) during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. Warren won the game, 32-19. | B

Warren proved that in girls basketball, it’s essential to have a short memory.

Less than 24 hours after losing by 10 points to Hinsdale Central, the Blue Devils recovered to beat Lake Forest 32-19 in a North Suburban Conference Lake Division contest Saturday night.

The 19-point total matched the previous amount given up by Warren against Lake Forest. On Dec. 7, the Blue Devils beat the Scouts 44-19.

“It was our defense, its always our defense,” said junior guard Cassie Christie, who scored 11 points. “Even if our offense isn’t falling, we know our defense will be there to keep us in the game.”

With 2:30 remaining in the first quarter, sophomore Brooke Green banked in a shot for the Scouts to make the score 5-4 Blue Devils. Lake Forest (6-17, 0-7) did not score again until one minute and forty seconds into the third quarter, a stretch of 12 minutes and 10 seconds that all but ended the game. Warren (12-9, 6-3) led 18-4 at the break with 6-foot junior center Kristin Jacobs scoring inside at will. She had seven points in the quarter and 12 for the game to lead the Blue Devils.

Warren’s zone defense and man pressure held Lake Forest to 7-of-46 shooting. The Scouts, who have lost five of their last six, made just two 3-point shots (on 13 attempts) and never got closer than a 10-point deficit in the second half.

“Our shooting started to become a psychological thing. They starting knowing that they weren’t making shots instead of trusting their abilities,” Lake Forest coach Kyle Wilhelm said.

Junior Maddie Wells led the Scouts with nine points. Junior Annie Keller added 10 rebounds.

Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Thursday to read more about the Lake Forest girls basketball team.

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