Girls’ basketball season ends in sectional semis


courtesy of My Suburban Life

Varsity girls’ basketball player, Gabrielle Rush, senior, drives through the Lyons Township defense.

The varsity girls’ basketball season came to a close on Feb. 24, as the Red Devils fell to Trinity, 73-44, in the Class 4A Whitney Young sectional semifinal.

Senior Gabrielle Rush, the Devils’ all-time leading scorer, scored 18 points, including 6/6 from the charity stripe.

“We have had a tough schedule with a lot of ranked opponents so we’re just trying to get better each practice and game and take it one day at a time and just focus on winning that day,” Rush said at the end of the regular season.

Just a few days prior, the No. 6 seeded Devils captured the Morton regional championship with a 77-63 win over Proviso East. Rush poured in a career high 40 points in Central’s huge win.

“I think I’ve improved my game like being able to create shots off the dribble when I don’t have open three’s and being able to drive and kick to my teammates when the defense collapses,” Rush said.

The Devils finished their season with a 21-10 record. This concluded the final season for seniors Gabrielle Rush, Emma Day, Katie Callahan, Payton Katich, and Suzanne Skibicki.