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North Girls Basketball sets records with historic defense

Lynn Singh
Varsity Girls Basketball players celebrate after senior night.

North’s Girls Basketball has had a successful season once again. The 23-24 season has been triumphant for both the program and the players; they ended this season with a record of 27-5, placing third in conference. Sitting as the second seed in the IHSA 4A Bartlett bracket, they fought their way to the end of sectionals. The program won back to back at regionals for the first time in North history.

Throughout the season the team won numerous defensive awards such as best defensive team in school history; on average opponents scored 31.44 points per game, a decrease from the previous record of 37.5 points. 

“This program will be forever changed,” said head varsity coach Michael Tomczak.

To accompany this feat the team also broke the school record for steals with 532, averaging 16.625 per game.  They ended the season with the most wins and the fewest number of losses. Seniors Laney Stark and Reagan Sipla were voted unanimously to the Dukane All Conference team. Sipla reached 1000 career points and Stark broke four school records this season, including most assists in a season, most steals in a game, most steals in a season, and most steals in a career. However, these players’ performances went beyond statistics. Actions that are not recorded on a sheet still contribute towards a win. 

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“Locking down defensively, closing out aggressively, communicating like crazy, each and every one of those things is absolutely essential to winning,” said Tomczak

Their season came to an end on Tuesday, February 20th during sectionals. The team put up 36 points, coming just short of making it to super-sectionals.

Overall, the team made history defensively this season, setting high expectations for future teams and becoming the best defensive team in school history. Evident hard work on and off the court translates to these girls forever going down in North history. 

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Lynn Singh
Lynn Singh, Junior Media Editor
Lynn is a staff photographer for Stargazer. She is a Sophomore, and this is their second year on staff. Lynn engages in student journalism because there is something special about capturing moments that bring students together.

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