Girls Basketball-D-C takes sole possession of 2nd in FVC
CARPENTERSVILLE – Much of the halftime discussion in Dundee-Crown’s locker room centered around how to retake the lead and maintain it.
The Chargers had a seven-point lead in the second quarter only to have Prairie Ridge score the last seven points of the half to tie the score.
“We knew we were not playing our best,” D-C guard Payton Schmidt said. “We had a seven-point lead and let them come back. We focused on pushing them more and not letting them come back.”
The Chargers’ defensive pressure slowed down Prairie Ridge and created some offense through transition, as they forged ahead and stayed there for a 49-37 Fox Valley Conference victory Wednesday night.
“We talked about our defensive intensity in the third quarter and coming out hard,” Chargers coach Sarah Miller said. “I felt like we really made them work on their offense. We kept the ball out of the lane and made them take tougher shots. We were aggressive on rebounds, and it led to more transition buckets. Our defense was phenomenal.”