In a hard-fought battle between the Naperville North Huskies and the Oswego Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 4, it was the Panthers’ determination on offense that secured a 49-41 win over the now 4-3 Huskies.
Even though the Panthers held a substantial lead of 10 points throughout the beginning of the second half, the Huskies were able to cut their deficit down to just two.
Despite the dissipating lead, the Panthers found life in junior Jenelle Rogers who knocked down five points in the fourth, and 15 points in total.
Alongside Jenelle was junior Angelina Schillinger, who scored four points in the fourth quarter and 12 throughout the whole game.
This game, just like most that the girls have played this season, came down to the very end. When up by two, a three-pointer from junior Danielle Dorillio late in the game put the Panthers up by two possessions and ended up being the dagger in the heart of the Huskies.
“We lost by three points last time, but we fought hard and we really wanted to win and we all played as a team and got a great outcome”, Dorillio said.
The real star of the game, though, was junior Jennah Rogers. Even though she only scored five points and made two assists, it was her 13 rebounds that elevated the Panthers throughout, and helped propel them to the win.
“We are getting better as a team when it comes to rebounding, but we still room to grow,” Rogers said.
The girls face off against Plainfield Central on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Plainfield as they look to improve their impressive record of 7-2.