The way Glenbard South is playing, the girls basketball playoffs can't come soon enough.
"Yesterday would be good," Raiders coach Julie Fonda joked. "Actually, obviously there's stuff we need to work on, so I'm glad they're not here yet. We're shooting the ball really well, we're sharing the ball really well, which is fun to watch. They're making the extra pass, passing up good shots for great shots."
"We see the open gaps a lot more now and we're passing well," junior guard Megan Smith added. "We've had an insane amount of assists lately. Everyone's been sharing really well."
Glenbard South cruised to a 74-37 Metro Suburban Conference victory against Fenton on Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn. It was the Raiders' fifth consecutive victory and fourth scoring at least 70 points.
Through the first three quarters the Raiders (15-6, 9-0) shot 60 percent from the floor and committed just 7 turnovers.
"A lot of people say our team is really clicking together and really passing well and playing as a team," said Smith, who scored 8 points. "Our coaches have known that we've had this in us all along, so it's really good to see that people are finally seeing that."
As a team the Raiders dished 17 assists on their 29 baskets.
"They're clicking right now and doing what they should do," Fonda added. "Hopefully, that continues to help us as we go toward the postseason."
"I'm watching her team throw skip passes with the precision that most teams throw swing passes or reverse passes," Fenton coach Tim Anderson said of the Raiders. "I only counted a couple of times where I watched them throw a pass and that girl couldn't catch the ball. It's nothing about us. It's them. She's got a great team."
Tomei Ball and Steffy Bazigos each scored a game-best 14 points. Ivana Markovic added 11 points, 4 steals and 3 assists, and Sydney Bauman had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
"That's what's tough about us is you can't just box-and-one Tomei Ball," Fonda said, "or choose to double-team Sydney because Stef's going to kill you and so is (Markovic) and Megan Smith is an offensive threat. So there's just too many of them to try to focus in on a couple."
Tina Guarino led Fenton (13-9, 6-3) with 12 points, including a 3-pointer from 27 feet that beat the first-quarter buzzer.
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