Stories about Glenbard West high school sports
Lyons and Glenbard West girls basketball both win games in overtimes, plus Riverside Brookfield and York boys basketball and Wheaton Warrenville South girls basketball were both winners in Tuesday's prep sports roundup.
Bella Kedryna missed all of two weeks last season with a broken wrist, but she found a silver lining in being sidelined – and now is the leader of a red-hot Lemont team that has won 10 of its 11 games. That, Benet's Olympia Kokkines hopes to follow in her older sister's footsteps to state and Emmie Roberts and Glenbard West getting it done with defense in Joshua Welge's girls basketball notebook.
Undefeated and No. 1-ranked Glenbard West, fresh off its biggest win of the season, is apparently about to get a national spotlight – a Feb. 5 game at Wintrust Arena against Sierra Canyon, a southern California team that features the son of NBA star LeBron James.
Gonzaga recruit Braden Huff scored 31 points, Princeton commit Caden Pierce added 25 and No. 1-ranked Glenbard West beat fifth-ranked Young in emphatic fashion 74-59 on Saturday at the "When Sides Collide" Shootout at Benet.
Nojus' Indrusaitis' 35 points paced Lemont past TF South, Proviso East beat Willowbrook in a matchup of West Suburban Gold leaders and Glenbard West, Lyons and York all rolled in Friday's prep sports roundup.
Glenbard West's stingy defense was at it again Thursday, forcing 14 Downers Grove South turnovers in the first half and finishing with 15 steals in a 40-16 Hilltoppers' win, their fourth straight.
Paxton Warden, a 6-foot-4 senior guard and third-leading scorer for unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Glenbard West, made his commitment to Illinois as a preferred walk-on Wednesday.
Kyle Thomas' recruitment was different than most recruits, both basketball and personally, but his commitment to Eastern Illinois this past week was 'a relief' for the Benet senior. That, resurgent Downers Grove North and Glenbard West's Bobby Durkin reopens recruitment in Bob Narang's boys basketball notes.
Glenbard West, Lemont and Timothy Christian boys basketball were all big winners on Tuesday night.
Nojus Indrusaitis scored 24 points to lead Lemont past St. Patrick for the championship at Deerfield, Glenbard West rolled past Fenwick, Drew Kircher led York past Neuqua Valley and more in Monday's prep sports roundup.