Grant steps it up in second half
A pep talk wasn’t required at halftime. Matt Lukemeyer needn’t even utter a peep. His players knew all too well what had been happening in the second halves of their games this week. “The girls were bringing it up — ‘Come on. We got to have a good third quarter. We got to step up. We got to play good defense,’ ” said Lukemeyer, Grant’s girls basketball coach. “It was good to see.” Lukemeyer loved what he saw in the third quarter. Up six points at halftime, Grant closed the third with a 14-0 run en route to a 57-44 win over Carmel Catholic in Mundelein’s Thanksgiving tournament Friday night.