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OPRF's Emily Schreck drives past Lyons' Kayla Morrissey during the Lions' WSC Silver win on Tuesday. | Gary Larsen/For Sun-Times Media
Lyons 62, Oak Park-River Forest 47
Lyons (14-8, 6-5) avenged a 50-39 loss to OPRF (9-15, 3-7) suffered on Jan. 10, winning 62-47 over the Huskies in a West Suburban Silver rematch on Tuesday. Outside sharpshooting and solid defense in the first half had the Lions up 36-21 at halftime and 50-30 by the end of the third quarter.
THE TURNING POINT
Lyons built an early lead on the hot outside shooting hands of guards Nina Scaramella and Vicki Swift. The Lions’ victory turned on their ability to then exploit a considerable size advantage over the Huskies in the second half.
BY THE NUMBERS
The Lions scored in double digits in each quarter while holding OPRF to nine points in the first and third. The smaller Huskies posted an 8-5 edge in 3-pointers on the night but scoring balance allowed the Lions to finish with an 18-8 edge in 2-point field goals.
Lyons' Scaramella netted 12 points while teammates Swift and Kayla Morrissey scored nine apiece. Junior post player Hope Miller led all scorers with 14 points in a balanced scoring sheet for the Lions. Miller scored all 14 of her points in the middle two quarters on five field goals and a 4-for-5 performance from the free-throw line.
“I thought it was a great team win. We worked the ball well, our defense in the first half caused them some fits, and they were frustrated. We shot the ball much better and attacked the basket much better than we did the first time we played them.” — ,” Lyons coach Paul Krick said.