A balanced attack helped Times No. 5 T.F. South hold off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Tinley Park and the Rebels came away with a 64-60 South Suburban Blue Conference girls basketball win on Thursday.
The Rebels (13-6, 9-0) are tied for first place with T.F. North. South led 40-26 at the half and led by as many as 16 before the Titans chipped away at the lead.
Kaitlin Togtman led four South scorers in double figures with 18 points. Teosha Rolling and Ashley Bryant had 13 points each. Jessica Majors added 12. The Rebels also had three girls foul out.
Tinley Park's Diamond Beatty led all scorers with 28 points.
Glenbard South 40, Illiana Christian 37: Mallory Fulton had 12 points, five assists and three steals, but it wasn't enough as the Vikings (7-17 overall) past Glenbard South in the Metro Suburban Conference.
Megan Knapper and Jaclene Bonnema had nine points each.
Rich South 68, Bloom Twp. 60: Bria Gaines had a game-high 36 points, but he Blazing Trojans (12-10 overall) suffered a Southland loss to the Stars.
Katherine Strong had 14 points.
Gardner-South Wilmington 41, Illinois Lutheran 26: The Chargers were outscored 14-2 in the third quarter and couldn't come back in losing the River Valley Conference game.
Gardner-South Wilmington took a 36-18 lead after three quarters.
Cynthia Frazier had 16 points and three blocks to lead the Chargers. Nicole Woldhuis and Janelle Heyn had six rebounds each.
Homewood-Flossmoor 98, Andrew 87: Individual winners for the Vikings (6-3) included Kevin Kuchta (200 IM), Henry Weeks (50 free), Haden Santefort (100 fly), Jonah Ongman (100 back), Zach Peterson (100 breast) and Gordon Miller (diving).
Bishop Noll 124, Griffith 106, Clark 71: The victorious Warriors benefited from individual victories by Brayden Banske (100 fly) and Chandler Cardenas (100 free, 100 back).
News and Notes
Coaches vs. Cancer: Illinois Lutheran will have a Coaches vs. Cancer boys basketball game at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 3 when it hosts Donovan.
The night is sponsored by Wingstop of Lansing and South Holland and will offer ways to raise money for cancer for the American Cancer Society as well as awareness.
There will be special giveaways according to Illinois Lutheran coach Mark Kjenstad. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.