Girls basketball falls to Bolingbrook in season opener


Jojo Wertheimer

ETHS took on New Trier at Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena last season.

Olivia Ohlson and Eliana Prawer-Stock

Bolingbrook, who finished third in the state last year, came to Evanston as girls basketball kicked off its season on Tuesday night and showed fans why the Raiders are primed for another deep State run this year as well.

When the clock hit zero, the Raiders proved victorious over the Kits, 46-30.

Evanston (0-1) scored the first points of the game but would be playing behind for most of the contest. The Kits often showed that they are capable defensively, doing their best to keep the Raiders at bay, but their efforts were still outdone.

Head coach Brittany Johnson started senior Ivy Hloub-Sanchez alongside juniors Sydney Chow, Ariana Milam-Pryor, Zuri Ransom and Kailey Starks—most of whom are returning varsity players. By the end of the third quarter, Johnson opened up substitutions to the entire bench, with freshman Sandra Deeney and sophomores Alice Lemmon and Delila Liston finding the floor.

Milam-Pryor and Ransom put up nine points each, with the rest of the Kits scoring 12 points total.

Evanston has a long season ahead, and after a record of 19-10 and a conference championship last season, the team will take its lessons from a contest against one of the state’s best teams and put it to use early in the season.

The Kits will be on the road Friday to play the Milwaukee Academy of Science. Their next home game is against Whitney Young on Saturday, Nov. 26.