Sequoits Cruise to a Victory

The Sequoits defended their home court this weekend with a win against Grayslake North.


Eleni Sakas

Senior Rachel Phillips shoots a free throw.

On Saturday, January 26, the Antioch girls basketball tipped off against Grayslake North High School on their home floor. After a blowout loss in last week’s game, the girls kept their heads held high. The girls hit it hard in practice this week, and were on a roll coming into the game. They fought hard and as ball movement was key, the girls knocked down shots, made smart passes and played lockdown defense. Senior Samantha Brown, commented on how the girls did this weekend.

“We played very well and played great defense,” Brown said. “I also felt that I played my role and had some solid defensive stands against their point guard.”

As the game commenced, the girls started strong right out of the gates. Many of their strengths showed throughout the game, resulting in transition buckets, well-run plays and great defense. Senior Piper Foote did a great job of facilitating throughout the entirety of the game. The girls were the definition of a well oiled machine and it was a game that was beautifully crafted.

“Everyone worked really well together and played their roles perfectly,” junior Kaitlynn Stay said. “It was a very fun game to sit and watch, I believe this win will start rolling more wins in.”

The second half was in favor for the Sequoits, as they kept the first half momentum rolling and capitalized on every opportunity that came their way. In the end, the Sequoits who won the fight with a final score of 52-41.

The girls were supposed to have their annual senior night last night, but due to the poor weather, the game is being rescheduled to Saturday, February 2.