NSCDS Basketball Results for December 1 - 7

North Shore Country Day School girls' and boys' basketball team results for the week of December 1st.

Raider Boys' Basketball

Friday, December 7 vs. Chicago Hope Academy

The Raiders won 70-47 at Chicago Hope Academy.

The experienced Raiders spread the wealth Friday in a rematch of last years Sectional Final Game versus Chicago Hope as the team welcomed back senior wing Austin Curren.

Four players scored double figures on a night where 15 guys saw action. Austin Curren lead the way with 15 points in his first game of the season and was followed by Jamie Swimmer, Riley Hall and Elias Butler, all seniors scoring 10 or better. The Raiders forced the younger Hope team into a number of turnovers with pressure defense. 

One of the highlights of the night came on a fast break assist from Butler to Hall that was finished with a powerful slam dunk over an opposing player. According to Coach Smith, the only weak spot of the night came inside as Hope took advantage of his team continually scoring in the paint. Now the Raiders turn their eyes to Conference foe University High of Chicago. The Raiders travel there this Friday night.

Raider Girls' Basketball

Tuesday, December 4 vs. Latin School of Chicago

North Shore Country Day's girls' varsity basketball team lost to defending
Independent School League champion Chicago Latin 67-23 at North Shore
Tuesday evening. With a considerable height advantage and most of their
players returning from last year's Independent School League championship,
Latin improved to 7-0 having already beaten 3 teams from the Chicago Public

Playing without injured starters and co-captains Meghan Nolan and
Ilhana Redzovic, the 2-4 Raiders were led by sophomore guard Safia
Vohra's 11 points and 10 rebounds. Junior forward Becca Slotkin also had 10

Friday, December 7 vs. Chicago Hope AcademySophomore Guard Annie Kroll hit a 3-point shot with 9 seconds left to give North Shore a 38-37 victory over Chicago Hope Academy in a Friday night game on Chicago's West Side. 

"Annie recognized an opening at the top of their zone, stepped up and hit it clean," said first year coach Dana Leonard. "We had a poor shooting night (14 of 61) but I was pleased with the quality of our shots and the fact that we moved the ball much better than we have been. Hitting 4 of 6 3-pointers was huge and switching from our usual zone to man-to-man was a key reason we held them to such a poor shooting night (15 of 66)." 

Kroll was the exception to North Shore's shooting woes scoring 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting including 3 of 4 from 3 point range. In perhaps her best all-around performance of the year, North Shore's leading scorer (16 PPG) also had 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks while shouldering much of the ball-handling responsibility. 

Due to injuries and participation in the Model United Nations program, the 3-4 Raiders were down to 8 players including starters Megan Nolan and Ilhana Redzovic who played most of the game while still hampered by injuries that had forced them to miss Tuesday's loss to Chicago Latin. 

The Raiders are next in action Tuesday at home against Willows Academy. They then travel to Evanston Friday to take on Roycemore. 

Statistical summary
North Shore 38, Chicago Hope Academy 37
By Quarter: North Shore 7-7-10-14; Chicago Hope 13-7-6-11
3-point Field Goals: North Shore 4-6 (Kroll 3-4), Chicago Hope 2-12 
North Shore Scoring:Meghan Nolan F - 7 points, 8 rebounds; Becca Slotkin F - 0 points, 14 rebounds; Ilhana Redzovic C - 3 points, 9 rebounds; Safia Vohra G - 4 points, 7 rebounds; Lucy Fogel G - 4 points, 3 rebounds; Kayleigh Robertson - G 0 points, 0 rebounds; Annie Kroll G - 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks.

North Shore Country Day School, established in 1919, is a college-preparatory school of 500 students in grades junior kindergarten through 12th grade, located at 310 Green Bay Road in Winnetka. 

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