Check out the schedule for opportunities to cheer on Buffalo Grove High School's team and meet the players.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Patriots girls fall in regional title game in Fox Lake.
Maybe Tom Dineen said it best. The Stevenson head girls basketball coach admitted his program got plenty of mileage out of the seniors in two seasons. And now comes the goodbyes to the likes of Michelle O'Brien, Anna Morrissey, Ashley Niedermayer, McKinley Imus and Micaela Miller. Stevenson (21-9) never led on Friday night at the Grant Regional title game. Barrington led start to finish and ended the Patriots' season 60-48. "I really didn't have a speech ready,'' Dineen admitted. "Barrington was much more aggressive than we were. They beat us. There is no question about that." Stevenson had already beaten the Fillies early in the campaign and based on its third seed in the Mundelein Sectional, seemed to be the favorite heading into this …
Friday, February 18, 2011
First round of regional play goes Stevenson's way on Wednesday night.
Officially at halftime, it was Mundelein 19 and Anna Morrissey 19. To be fair, Mundelein outscored Stevenson senior Morrissey, but by that time, the Stevenson Patriots opened post-season play in style by beating Mundelein for the third straight time. The Pats (21-8) took a 20-point lead to halftime at Grant High School and finished with that same advantage in the 63-43 romp. Coach Tom Dineen's club heads for Friday night's regional title game in Fox Lake against Barrington (7:30 p.m.). "This was the third time we've played them,'' Dineen said. "And we didn't want to take any chances. We needed to get off to a good start." That good start included 19 points in the first quarter. A full dozen of those came from the senior Morrissey (22 …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Blue Devils miss a shot to win it at the buzzer; the Bison will play Fremd for regional title.
Buffalo Grove girls basketball coach Pat Dudle actually saw Warren beat NSC power Stevenson late in the season. So he and his staff were well versed in what to expect from the Blue Devils when Warren visited Tuesday night for an IHSA Class 4A regional contest. And when Lexi Leneau's jump shot fell short in the final seconds, the Bison (17-14) knew they had dodged sudden elimination in the playoffs. BG edged the Blue Devils 33-32 and will play Fremd on Thursday night for the regional crown. KC Dunne landed three three-pointers and led BG with 12 points. "It was real tight,'' Dunne said. "We let them back in the game, but we played better team defense late. These are all team wins. It's all about the team." The visitors from Gurnee opened up…
Saturday, January 29, 2011
National Anthem singer doubles as a three-point shooter.
Just for the sake of the discussion, what was Emily Georgoulis' biggest contribution of the night on Friday in Buffalo Grove? Was it those back-to-back three-pointers in the fourth quarter that helped forge a tie with visiting Rolling Meadows? Or was it the Buffalo Grove High School senior's sterling rendition of the United States National Anthem prior to the meeting of these MSL teams? "I've been singing in church forever,'' Georgoulis said. "This has been my dream to do this. I've been singing in the shower getting ready for this." The Bison (12-11) erased a double-digit Rolling Meadows lead and posted a 64-63 thriller at home on Friday night. "We were a little lethargic to start with,'' Georgoulis said. "But then we all played so well…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
O'Brien and Morrissey lead the offense in Stevenson's romp over Highland Park.
McKinley Imus knows her job well as a member of the Stevenson girls basketball team. "Michelle (O'Brien) does all the scoring, so I do the little things,'' Imus said. Those little things are becoming big things for the surging Patriots. Like playing defense and shutting down the other team's top player. On Saturday it was Mundelein's leading scorer, Olivia Dunigan. On Tuesday night in Highland Park, Imus was chosen to guard the Giants' talented sophomore Lena Munzer. She went home with no points in Stevenson's 61-41 romp over this 14-game winner. "She held Dunigan to one point,'' said Stevenson coach Tom Dineen. "She's giving us a whole lot of emotion." Imus credited her team's full court pressure and her face guarding of Munzer as two …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Cho drops in 17 points in upset win over the Trevians.
Those five brothers of Emily Cho could learn some lessons from the girls basketball player in the family. Such as how to handle the basketball and drive to the hoop for scores. Buffalo Grove can count on three-point shooters KC Dunne and Andrea DiPrima, but what does 17 points from point guard Emily Cho mean? It might be that these Bison are making great strides. Cho's big offensive day spurred the Bison on to a 52-48 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon over Central Suburban League power New Trier. "We are definitely coming together,'' Cho said. "My confidence has really been high these past few games." New Trier has a special player in 6-foot-1 junior Maggie Lyon, and she still scored 22 points, but the Bison (10-12) had good …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Zawlocki gives the Bison good energy off the bench in Saturday's loss.
Now this is just what a substitute is supposed to do. Enter the game and make a few steals and grab some rebounds. Playing the role of super sub on Saturday afternoon in Cary was Buffalo Grove senior Alanna Zawlocki. Even though she didn't start the game against 17-game winner Cary-Grove, she still had six rebounds by halftime. And the underdog Bison were in the thick of things trailing 24-23. "Alanna gives us so much energy off the bench,'' said Buffalo Grove girls basketball coach Pat Dudle. "She's really a spark on the defensive end." Cary, and its star Claire Jakubicek (24 points), turned up the pressure in the second half and stopped the Bison 58-35 in this nonconference game. "Jakubicek is the complete package,'' Dudle said. "I'm …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Stevenson girls toss a second-quarter shutout but drop another game to Libertyville.
The Stevenson girls basketball team did something no other team in the state of Illinois has done this year. The Patriots did not allow unbeaten Libertyville to score a single point in the second quarter on Thursday night. What the Patriots didn't count on was the visiting Wildcats hitting 18 straight free throws. For the fourth time in the last two years, Libertyville (18-0) again beat the Patriots. Libertyville closed the game on a 19-6 run and beat the Pats 43-30. "This was our biggest game of the year,'' said Stevenson coach Tom Dineen. "And it was a great high school game. We gave them a good show. Maybe the third time will be a charm in the state series." When Libertyville raced to a 10-2 lead, it looked like another Wildcats victory…
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Patriots make a fourth-quarter comeback in a game marked by two fire alarms.
Even veteran head coach Tom Dineen hadn't been along for this ride before. The Stevenson High School girls basketball coach has experienced a few fire alarms, but not two in one game. First a broken water pipe and then a false alarm delayed the proceedings at Stevenson on Saturday afternoon. The second alarm seemed to wake up the Patriots (14-6). An 8-0 run to open the fourth quarter pulled Stevenson close to Class 3A power Grayslake Central. Despite 11 fourth-quarter points from Stevenson's Michelle O'Brien, Grayslake Central stopped the Patriots 51-44 in a non-conference game. O'Brien did not use the fire alarms as an excuse. "Both teams had to deal with it,'' she said. "In the first half, we just weren't intense." This game had some …