On the last day of the Team Works Invitational at Washington Monday, the IVC varsity girls and boys teams played Grayslake North.
The boys earned a 60-50 victory over the Knights and the girls had a hard-fought battle but received a 50-43 loss.
On the last day of the Team Works Invitational at Washington Monday, the IVC varsity girls and boys teams played Grayslake North. The boys earned a 60-50 victory over the Knights and the girls had a hard-fought battle but received a 50-43 loss. Girls The IVC girls team had a strong start to lead 10-8 after the first quarter. GN jumped ahead for a game-long lead after the second at 23-19. In the third quarter, the Lady Grey Ghosts were held to two points while the Knights put up 16 to go into the fourth, leading 39-21. IVC had a game-high scoring quarter for both teams with 22 points and held GN to 11 in the final eight minutes but came up short for the loss. Junior Shayna VanOstrand led IVC in scoring with 20 points from four field goals, three 3’s and making three of her four free throw attempts. She also led in defense with eight rebounds, six coming from offensive plays and two while on defense. She had three steals. Junior Erica Larson was next in scoring with 10 points from a field goal and a 3 and going 5-for-7 at the free-throw line. Larson finished with four steals and six rebounds. Junior Demi Johnson contributed five points. The game against Pekin Thursday was canceled due to weather conditions. Boys In the boys final game of the invite, IVC earned a 60-50 victory over GN to finish 2-2 for the weekend. “To leave that tournament 2-2 — I wasn’t thrilled about it, but we lost against two good teams,” said coach Joe Mintus. The Grey Ghosts bolstered to a 24-14 lead after the first quarter. “We had a great first quarter. We played really hard the whole game,” said Mintus. Senior Ben Rashid racked up his nine points for the game in the first and senior Reilly Owens contributed six from field goals. The only 3 of the game by IVC came from junior Mason Schaub in the first. In the second quarter, GN outscored the Grey Ghosts 12-9. Five of IVC’s nine points came from shots at the free-throw line by Owens, Schaub and senior Mitch McIntyre. “They made a little run at us in the second and third. We missed some shots that we usually make,” Mintus said. GN closed in on IVC again in the third with 15 points to IVC’s 12 and made it a 45-41 game. In the final quarter, IVC racked up 15 points to GN’s 9 to finish the game. Owen’s points in the fourth came from six free throws. Schaub contributed six points from field goals and Keffeler made a field goal and a free throw. Owen’s led in scoring with 19 points and in rebounds with eight. He had five on defense and three on offense and had three steals. Schaub had 13 points and four assists. Rashid had nine points, three assists and four rebounds to close out the game. Owen’s was picked for the all-tournament team and Rashid received the hustle, sportsmanship award. “(I’m) really proud of those two guys. I think both of them are really deserving for both of those awards,” said Mintus. “I’ve been so proud of Ben (Rashid) and how hard he plays.”