One month ago the OPRF girls basketball team was 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the West Suburban (Silver) Conference, but things have changed since then.
The Huskies rolled into this week riding a six-game win-streak, and had boosted their overall record to 11-9 and conference mark to 5-2 with wins over Lyons Township on Saturday and Proviso West on Friday.
OPRF jumped off to a 7-0 start on its way to a 50-27 clobbering of Lyons on Saturday in LaGrange. Eleven OPRF players made it into the scoring book with Stekara Hall leading the way with 11 points and Caroline Kelty adding seven.
The Huskies’ unyielding defense was key to the win over Lyons, as it was in a 55-50 victory over Proviso West in Oak Park on Friday night. OPRF held a tenuous 32-30 lead at halftime against the Panthers, but defensive pressure on the part of such players as Shelby Cozette, Camille Scott and Raven Hurley helped push the Huskies’ lead to 10 points by the end of the third.
Amber Lara led OPRF with 20 points in the win over Proviso West, while Hall finished with 14. Scott added nine and Cozette seven for the Huskies, who also secured a 60-58 victory over Rolling Meadows in the first game of Fenton’s End of the Season Tournament.
Hall scored 30 points against Rolling Meadows, while Cozette finished with 14, including hitting three of OPRF’s six three-pointers in the game.
OPRF head coach Bob Biggins said that while his team is playing well right now, there are still plenty of things to improve on.
“The team’s chemistry right now seems perfect, yet I understand the fickle nature of a long basketball season,” he said. “Throughout our season thus far our defense has been very solid and has helped us set the pace we need to be successful, and with that effort it gives us many offensive opportunities.”
The Huskies will look to continue slicing through conference opponents when they host Glenbard West on Saturday (7:30 p.m.).