Thursday, September 1, 2011
Senior Maggie Lyons made the decision last week to join the Wildcats.
New Trier's star basketball guard, Maggie Lyon, could be suiting up as a Northwestern Wildcat next fall. The 6-foot-1 senior made a verbal commitment to the University last week, The Chicago Tribune reports. Earlier: Check out some stellar Lyon's stellar performance last season. "It's a really exciting time with the athletic department there," Lyon stold The Trib. "The coaches at Northwestern have really turned around the program. They're bringing in better recruits, their records are better than in the past and the program is really on the rise." Stay tuned to Patch for more coverage of New Trier Girl's Basketball. Check out the full story on Lyon in the Chicago Tribune.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Experienced point guard aims to pace Trevians this winter.
New Trier head basketball coach Scott Fricke understands the value of experience. Two seasons ago, Fricke coached a senior-laden Trevian squad to a 22-4 record and took the team all the way to the Sectional championship. Last season, he saw a talented but inexperienced group fall short of its own expectations when it lost in the regional championship to Schaumburg. This year Fricke considers himself lucky. Because point guard David Bragiel was witness to it all. Bragiel was New Trier’s backup point guard during the 22-win 2009-10 season as sophomore call-up. As a role player, he tasted success. But as the starting point guard last season, the loss in the regional championship left Bragiel unfulfilled. “We’re not really going to settle for …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Jewell Loyd's layup with 5.1 seconds left beat the Trevians 46-45 in the Niles West Regional final.
With a regional championship on the line, a raucous crowd on hand and a TV broadcast, Niles West and New Trier didn’t disappoint. Jewell Loyd’s layup with 5.1 seconds left gave the host Wolves (21-8) a 46-45 win over New Trier (17-12) in the final of the Niles West Regional. Loyd had a game-high 24 points, but it wasn’t one of her dominant performances. Loyd scored 39 against the Trevians earlier this year. With New Trier’s defense focusing on Loyd, Molly Kleppin was open and hit some shots early on. She scored the Wolves’ first seven points. “I thought their supporting cast did a terrific job tonight,” New Trier coach Teri Rodgers said. “I thought particularly No. 11 Kleppin really won the game for them.” Kleppin’s hot start overcame Loyd…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Boys Basketball overtime thriller takes place in Norville.
Freshman Jordan Thomas scored 16, including a buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter, as New Trier outlasted Ridgewood in overtime on Tuesday night by a score of 71-64. New Trier star Connor Boehm certainly didn’t go quietly into the night as he tallied 25 points and 16 rebounds. But the story for New Trier was the play of Thomas, and the increasing comfort level of junior Austin Angel as he continues to find his wings in his fifth game back after an appendix operation. “We’ve missed him,” said Boehm in relation to Angel, a kid he also plays AAU with for the Illinois Rising Stars. “He attacked the basket well and made some nice plays.” It was always going to be an interesting matchup for the Trevians against a Ridgewood team (14-4) …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Shooting in the first half was pivotal. The Trevians took a tough loss, 67-61.
Maine South used a barrage of first half three-point shooting as they outlasted New Trier 67-61 on Friday night in girl’s basketball. The Hawks were paced by Michelle Maher’s 23 points while teammate Jacqui Grant chipped in 12. “I tried to play my hardest and my teammates did a good job of getting me involved and we knocked down a lot of shots,” said Grant, minutes after the win. “It’s a really good feeling.” It was an empty feeling for New Trier (13-6, 2-4 CSL South) star Maggie Lyon. The junior sharpshooter, who boasts a bevy of major Division I offers, was in tears after the game in which she put forth a shooting performance she may like to forget. “It’s really embarrassing,” said Lyon who finished 7-22 from the field and scored 19 …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Trevians rally from seven points down in fourth quarter, send Wolves to first defeat of boys basketball season.
David Bragiel might not be the ultimate solution to replacing the injured Austin Angel over the next six weeks but Tuesday night the junior guard was the one player who stepped up. Niles West had rallied from a six-point deficit in the final minute and tied the game when Ramsan Younatham sank two free throws with 16.2 seconds left. New Trier coach Scott Fricke didn't call a timeout and Bragiel took an outlet pass at half-court. He drove down the lane, spun left and flipped in a layup to give New Trier a two-point lead. Niles West's Tony Pierce put up a three-point attempt from the right wing but missed, and the Trevians defeated Niles West on the road, 62-60. "We decided not to call a timeout because I thought we might be able to get …