Macchione shines again for Blazers


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By Brad Spencer

Amanda Macchione had yet another stellar game last week to help lead Trinity to a 58-57 nail-biting victory over 19th-ranked Mother McAuley.

Macchione, who poured in 25 points while snagging 13 rebounds in the Blazers' win over Walther Lutheran 75-48 the week prior, tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds in the first half to give her team an advantage going into the third period. The senior center finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

But Thursday night's win on Mother McAuley's court didn't go as smoothly as the Walther Lutheran blowout. The Blazers (19-4, 5-1) let slip a 13-point lead in the fourth and with 1.1 seconds on the clock sent the Mighty Macs' Sophie Newson to the free-throw line with the score at 58-56. Newson hit just one of her free throws.

Monica Albano added 12 points for Trinity, while Shakyia Vassar finished with 11. Erica Cross crashed the boards for 11 rebounds.

The Blazers host Harlan in a non-conference match-up on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Carter, Cole combine for 21

The OPRF girls basketball team fell to Proviso West on Saturday despite two of its players scoring in double digits.

Miki Carter and Gabby Cole combined for 21 points in a 48-44 loss to the Panthers in Hillside. Carter scored 11 points to go along with five rebounds, while Cole added 10 points.

The Huskies (12-9) will try to recover this Saturday when they travel to Lyons Township for a 6 p.m. game.

Huskies swim
to lifetime bests

Three OPRF swimmers swam to career-best times at the Carl Sandburg Invitational on Saturday. Dylan O'Connell finished 11th in the 200 (1:54.89) and the 500 (5:14.35) freestyles. Luke O'Connell placed 19th in the 200 IM with a career-best time of 2:14.96 and Colin Krueger timed out at 1:02.11 in the 100 backstroke (11th place).

Other highlights for the Huskies included Eric Hallman's sixth-place finishes in both the 200 IM (2:06.16) and the 500 freestyle (5:04.60). The night before in a 111-75 loss to Hinsdale Central, Hallman finished second in two events, including the 200 freestyle (1:48.92).

Barron bros help
Friars take 4th at invite

The Fenwick swim team finished fourth at the Carl Sandburg Invitational on Saturday.

The Friars garnered a score of 169 with the help of the Barron brothers, Brian and Dan, who both swam in the 200-yard medley relay-with Matt Napleton and Andrew McKernin-that finished second in 1:41.94.

Dan Barron also placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.43 seconds, while Brian finished fourth in the 200 IM (2:03.06) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.60).

McKernin, Dan Barron, Will Rigali, and Ryan Bartecki finished fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:21.83. Fenwick's Leo Galvez-Roldan won the diving event with 363.80 points.

Marmion took first at the invitational with a score of 296.

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