St. Edward's girls basketball team has had a rough season to say the least.
But Saturday, things got a bit better for the Green Wave.
Using a stifling second-half defense to overcome an 8-point halftime deficit, St. Edward defeated Aurora Central Catholic 42-34 in Suburban Christian Conference play in Elgin, just the Green Wave's second win of the season.
"We had great intensity in the second half and it all started with our defense," said Wave coach Michelle Dawson, whose team allowed the Chargers just 8 points in the final 16 minutes.
Rena Ranallo led the way for the Green Wave (2-19, 1-6) with 15 points. Cece Rapp had 8 points and 11 rebounds and Clarissa Ramos added 8 points as the Wave snapped a 6-game losing streak.
CL South 57, Dundee-Crown 30: Sara Mickow had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Rachel Rasmussen added 10 points as the Gators (16-4, 4-1) pulled into a first-place tie in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division with this win. Lauren Del Vecchio added 9 points for Crystal Lake South. Jillian Weichmann had 9 points to lead Dundee-Crown (2-16, 0-6).
Prairie Ridge 45, Jacobs 29: Victoria Tamburrino had 8 points and Jen Barnec scored 6 for Jacobs (1-17, 1-5) in this FVC Valley loss.