Kits hand GBS first loss of season


Lia Kelly

Junior Tyler Mayne dribbles the ball up the court in Wednesday’s win against GBS.

Chris Werner, Sports Editor

Nobody quite knew how Evanston would play only two days removed from a miraculous, last-second, 60-59 win over Simeon on Sunday. But the Kits, after a relatively slow start, played what coach Brittany Johnson called “the best three quarters of the season.”

ETHS beat previously undefeated conference foe Glenbrook South by a score of 68-52, outscoring the Titans 39-28 in the second half.

Junior center Ambrea Gentle led a balanced scoring attack for Evanston, tallying 16 points, while junior guards Tyler Mayne and Kayla Henning scored 14 and 12 points respectively. Junior forward SyAnn Holmes also added 10 points on the night.

Even though Gentle led the team in scoring, she was out for most of the third quarter due to foul trouble, and, despite her absence, that’s when the Kits built their lead.

Glenbrook South had been sending multiple defenders to try to cover Gentle for much of the game, so the Titans were a little lost when she came out.

Once she came out of the game, they didn’t know if they were still supposed to be doubling someone or not,” Johnson said. “That really opened things up for our shooters. Weirdly, taking out our dominant player actually helped us push forward as a team. It was a blessing and a curse, all at the same time.”

Better things are still on the horizon for Evanston as both Holmes and Henning are coming back from injuries and are still not quite at full strength.

“We’re starting to get some of our pieces back now and we’re starting to become the team we thought we could be,” Johnson said.

Evanston will travel to Maine South on Thursday for another CSL South matchup as they will meet the 6-4 Hawks at 7:30 p.m.