2016-'17 Season Coverage
updated: 1/16/2017 9:00 PM

Montini clobbers Indiana opponent

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  • Montini's Sam Mitchell guards Marquette Catholic's Emmery Joseph during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.

      Montini's Sam Mitchell guards Marquette Catholic's Emmery Joseph during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Marquette Catholic's Morgan Crook tries to drive the ball past Montini's Frankie Kokkines during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.

      Marquette Catholic's Morgan Crook tries to drive the ball past Montini's Frankie Kokkines during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Montini's Sma Mitchell drives around Marquette Catholic's Morgan Crook during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.

      Montini's Sma Mitchell drives around Marquette Catholic's Morgan Crook during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Montini's Aaliyah Patty looks to pass around Marquette Catholic's Emma Nolan during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.

      Montini's Aaliyah Patty looks to pass around Marquette Catholic's Emma Nolan during the Subway Classic girls basketball game on January 16, 2017.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Montini senior Kaylee Bambule is something of a gym rat, so it was no surprise that she got her own girls basketball scouting report on Monday opponent Michigan City Marquette.

"My friends were playing, and then there were good games going on," Bambule said, admitting to being a little bit of a gym rat. "This is a good showcase. I like it. And (showcase organizer Jim) O'Boye is awesome."

After watching the Indiana school play Hersey on Saturday on the first day of the 27th annual Subway Classic at Willowbrook High School, Bambule put up a team-best 19 points in the Broncos' 69-34 victory Monday on the second day of the shootout.

"I thought they were smaller, so I thought I could get some shots off," the Ohio University recruit said. "It was kind of how they play defense. We knew they were seek-and-sag, so I knew I would be able to get some shots up."

Bambule wasn't the only Bronco getting some shots up. While Bambule got her points from the outside, hitting six 3-pointers, Aaliyah Patty and Lindsey Jarosinski were working inside. Patty finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Jarosinski had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

"It was good to see some opponents that we didn't know and didn't know us," Bambule said. "We got out there and got to do our thing. There are a lot of things we want to focus on as a team, and it was good to go out there and focus on those things."

The Broncos (21-0) were in control from the start. They never trailed, pulling away from Marquette in the second quarter for a 34-19 halftime lead.

"We played hard," Montini coach Jason Nichols said. "I never question that. Our effort for the most part was 95 percent engaged. We put up 69 points and I told them I felt like we made some poor decisions with our leads within our offense based on their defense."

The Broncos aren't done playing out-of-state teams. They head to Louisville on Saturday to play Kentucky powerhouse Butler, a "major game," Nichols said.

The Broncos also played two games in Ohio early in the season.

"It's going to be fun," Bambule added.

Sophia Nolan, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, led all scorers with 24 points.

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