Willowbrook girls bowling team

Warriors girls basketball team faces Leyden; Football team rakes in honors.

By Mike Miazga


The Willowbrook girls bowling team had a strong showing at the recent Plainfield Central invitational.

The Warriors took fourth out of a large 24-team field.

Sophomore Makaylah Jones led the Warriors with a 1,134 series. She had games of 205, 180, 200, 140, 199 and 210.

Junior Holly Helsper was next with an 1,131 series. Helsper had games of 187, 211, 183, 227, 169 and 154.

Senior Dana Sasenick had the high game for the Warriors with a 236.

As a team, the Warriors shot a 5,346 series.

Willowbrook girls basketball

The Willowbrook girls basketball team dropped a recent 47-29 West Suburban Conference Gold Division contest to Leyden.

Willowbrook led 12-9 after the first quarter and trailed 23-21 at halftime. Leyden outscored Willowbrook 14-2 in the third quarter and 10-6 in the fourth quarter.

Katelyn McCann and CeCe Lizusain each had nine points. McCann also had nine rebounds and four steals, while Lizusain had a team-high 16 rebounds. Jayla Smith added five points.

In other recent action, the Warriors dropped a 69-56 WSC Gold game to Downers Grove South.

Willowbrook led 21-15 after the first quarter, but trailed 42-39 at halftime and 56-54 after three quarters. Downers South outscored Willowbrook 13-2 in the fourth quarter.

Emma Barrington led the Warriors with 13 points and four steals. McCann added 12 points, while Lizusain had 10 points and seven rebounds. Sydney Verdino added eight points. Barrington, McCann and Verdino made two 3-pointers each. Smith added eight assists and four steals.

Willowbrook football

The Willowbrook football team had success on and off the field this season.

The Warriors finished the season 10-2 and won the West Suburban Conference Gold Division title outright at 6-0. Willowbrook made it to the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A playoffs. It was the second year in a row that Willowbrook advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Earning all-WSC Gold Division honors for the Warriors are Kevon Dobbins, Nick Sabatino, Jacob Entwistle, Scott Tumilty, Sam Tumilty, Brandon Loth, John Taylor, Christian Washington, Matt Knudtson, Jack Jessen and Edgar Quintas—a total of 11 players.

Earning all-WSC Gold academic honors for their work in the classroom are: Sikander Zafar, Sabatino, Taylor, Jessen, Chase Cavanaugh, J.T. Ceh, Tyler Guerrero, Liam Dilger, Loth, Sean Olson and Betty Ann Garrett—again, a total of 11 players.

Jessen was named the WSC Gold Division MVP, while Garrett earned Gold Division kicker of the year honors. Martique Barksdale was named special teams player of the year in the WSC Gold, while Quintas was tabbed the WSC Gold offensive lineman of the year.


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