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Girls basketball tipped off the 2023-24 season with a victory over Buffalo Grove.

Nearly a year after girls basketball defeated Buffalo Grove, 65-53, the Kits proved that they were the stronger team once again in their season opener on Tuesday night. On the backs of stellar performances from seniors Zuri Ransom, Kailey Starks, and Arianna Milam-Pryor, the Kits started off their season with a win by dominating the Bison at home, 63-19.

When the ball was tipped, it was clear that the Kits were in control. After Starks put the first points on the board, the game quickly developed into a slaughter, with Evanston leading 42-8 at the half. 

“We got the shots that we wanted,” Ransom said. “Everyone scored, and it’s good to show how we can perform [when] getting everyone involved as much as possible.”

Yet, throughout the game, one thing stood out to every spectator in Beardsley Gym: the Ransom-Starks connection. From Ransom’s strong defensive rebounding to full-court passes across the court to Starks who put up easy layups, the duo showed signs that it will be a force for Evanston throughout the season.

Even as the Kits were pounding the Bison, “D-up!” “D-up!” could be heard from the Evanston bench for the entire game, providing a spark of energy for the players on the court. Evanston’s defense forced a whopping 27 turnovers and only allowed two baskets in the entire second half.

“The constant communication from the bench gives me so much motivation,” Ransom stated. “It gives me more energy, and I try to give that back [myself] when I’m not playing.”

The trio of Ransom, Starks, and Milam-Pryor combined for 47 of Evanston’s 63 points.

The Kits will head to Bolingbrook on Saturday, Nov. 18th at 12 p.m.

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