The Woodstock High School varsity girls basketball team started the new year with an undefeated week, including a 49-25 win against Indian Creek Jan. 7.
“2017 is going to be a year of playing together and making every opportunity count,” said Woodstock head coach Jen Nichols Hogle. “We did that today, and it showed at the end of the game.”
Junior Camryn Tafoya scored four 3-pointers to lead the Blue Streaks (6-12 overall; 3-3 Kishwaukee River Conference). Senior Diana Spokas scored 10 points.
“We’ve been working on the inside more,” said Spokas. “Those inside passes collapse the defense and open up for the outside guards to shoot.”
The Streaks’ offensive effort opened up additional 3-point baskets from junior Autumn Overly (seven points total) and freshman Emma Brand. Junior Kayla Deegan added nine points.
“Everybody really offered something on the offensive or defensive end,” added Nichols Hogle. “No matter how many minutes they got, they always played every opportunity for that opportunity.”
A similar theme set the stage for the Blue Streaks’ 84-36 win over South Beloit Jan. 3 and their 45-16 win over Harvard Jan. 5.
Overly scored 20 points against South Beloit with junior Julia Vosburgh adding 14 and Spokus another 10. Senior Gabriella Scolio and junior Abigail Emricson each scored eight points, Tafoya added six, and sophomore Kamryn Bogott and Brand scored three each.
The Streaks hope to carry their momentum into upcoming conference matchups against Richmond-Burton (5-6; 0-4 KRC), Marengo (6-9; 2-3 KRC) and Johnsburg (14-5; 6-0 KRC).
“They [Johnsburg Skyhawks] are extremely competitive and tough,” said Nichols Hogle. “I feel that we can be competitive with them.”
Tip-off against Johnsburg is set for Woodstock’s Shipley Gym at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.