Saturday, February 5, 2011
Just the fourth girls player in school history to join the 1,000-point club, the Panthers junior is poised for a big stretch run.
Oswego High School has produced some talented Division I girls basketball players in recent years. Paige Harmon is making sure her name will be added to the list by the time she’s through. Harmon, a 5-foot-10 junior, joined the school’s 1,000-point club last month. She is the fourth player in school history to reach the nearly elusive plateau. “It shows that practice and hard work helps,” Harmon said. “I’m the fourth girl to score 1,000 points here. It’s pretty cool.” “To score 1,000 career points midway through her junior year is really a testament to her and the players she’s played with in the past and currently,” Oswego coach Chad Pohlmann said. “She has a chance to leave her name in the record book as one of the greatest to ever play …
Oswego 65 Plainfield Central 47: Panthers post third straight victory after losing nine in a row.
The Hot Read: Paige Harmon led four players in double figures with 20 points as Oswego won the Southwest Prairie Conference matchup Friday at Oswego. Stopping the Slide: Oswego has won three straight games after losing nine in a row. Oswego’s Leaders: Harmon, a junior, scored 20 points, freshman Kelsey Nelson added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, sophomore Rebecca Anderson tallied 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and senior Rosanna Gambino came up with 10 points Plainfield Central’s Leaders: Juniors Alex Harrison and Seyla Balcazar each scored eight points. Roster Moves: Oswego was down to nine players dressed because of injuries and illnesses. The team started the season with 13. Plainfield Central dressed 12 …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Defense, balanced attack help Foxes overcome Harmon's big game for Panthers.
The calendar year changed recently, and so did the Yorkville girls basketball team. After some up-and-down play and a slow start in the conference, the Foxes have put together back-to-back solid efforts in knocking off conference rival Kaneland Friday night on the road and then holding off Oswego, 45-37, Saturday afternoon as part of a “Hoops for a Cure” cancer fundraiser at Yorkville that later featured a varsity boys game between the Panthers and the Foxes. Oswego (6-9) stormed ahead 9-1 behind a pair of 3-pointers by Paige Harmon and a traditional three-point play by the Panthers junior. Harmon would go on to finish with game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds, but it was a balanced attack and solid defense by Yorkville that turned the …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Indians survive 36-point, 18-rebound performance by the Panthers' Paige Harmon.
Minooka senior Stephanie Furr has never felt more relived after a victory than she did Friday night. After missing a pair of free throws late in regulation that could’ve sealed the victory, she managed to score six of her team-high 19 points in the overtime periods to help the Indians pull out a thrilling 62-61 double-overtime win over rival Oswego. “I was so mad at myself,” Furr said of her missed free throws. “I missed so many free throws. If I would’ve made more of my free throws, we wouldn’t have gone into overtime and it wouldn’t have been so close. The rest of my teammates, like Sam (Wurtz), stepped up and made most of their free throws. They covered up my slack.” Minooka (13-2) improved to 5-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference, …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Spartans use 24-4 surge to pull away from Panthers in 56-42 girls basketball victory on Tuesday night.
The Romeoville girls basketball team is all about respect. It's given plenty of it to the opposition over the past five years, especially to those in the Southwest Prairie Conference. This year, the Spartans are taking some of it back. Romeoville won its fifth game in a row by putting together a 24-4 run during the second and third quarters of a 56-42 SPC road win Tuesday over Oswego. The Spartans are 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the SPC. The previous four years, Romeoville had won five conference games. "We're pushing with the respect thing," Romeoville coach Julio Carrasco said. "We've been getting killed against these teams. We lost to (Oswego) by 17 and 23 last year. We lost to Oswego East by 30 last year. We just want to push forward. We …
Monday, December 13, 2010
McClain's 15 points pave way for Panthers; next up is date with Neuqua Valley.
- Ken Ryan
Monday, December 13, 2010
Oswego senior guard Alexis McClain couldn’t stop checking out the scoreboard during the fourth quarter of Monday’s girls basketball game against Batavia. She didn’t like what she was seeing. “We were losing, and I just kept looking up and saying, ‘We’ve got to get it going,’ " McClain said. “I just thought maybe if I could get a steal or make a couple shots it would get the team going. I was able to do that. I was happy making some shots because everybody got pumped.” McClain ignited a game-ending run to lead Oswego to a 43-38 victory over Batavia in the Oswego Holiday Classic. Oswego (6-4) trailed 38-36 when McClain drained her third 3-pointer of the second half to put the Panthers up for good at 39-38 with 2:16 remaining. She added a …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Arneasa Blair's offense, defense lead Oswego East to Crosstown Challenge victory over Oswego.
OSWEGO—Three days after a 33-point loss to Southwest Prairie Conference leader Minooka High School, Oswego East got back on track during a 58-42 win over visiting Oswego in the first installment of this season's Crosstown Challenge on Friday. Oswego East led wire to wire to run its record to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the SPC. "What I loved about this group was Wednesday was the best practice we've had this year and Thursday was the second-best practice of the year for us," Oswego East coach Nathan Eimer said. "Tonight, that showed." "Coach talked about being mentally strong," Oswego East junior guard Arneasa Blair said. "During practice this week, we went after each other. We started fast and finished strong tonight. That's all that matters …