Varsity girls basketball defeats Joliet West


Nicholas Sheldon

Kylie Loomis and Makenzie Brass fight for a loose ball against Joliet Central on Jan. 23.

Brayden Poort, Sports Media class

With the Brass sisters leading the way once again for Minooka, the Indians skidded past their conference rivals, the Joliet West Tigers, with a 54-49 point victory at home on Jan. 5.

Makenzie and Kennedi Brass combined for 28 of the Indians 54 points.

The Indians were down by three at halftime, but with a combination of their defense they were able to make it a great third quarter and managed to comeback and beat the Tigers. 

“Bree Cook is one of the best defensive players in the conference,” said head coach Jeff Easthon. “She really handled their best player and she does that every time for us. … It was a team effort defensively.”

The defense was a big turnaround for the girls team in the second half after being down 27-24 at halftime. Minooka went on an 18-8 run in the 3rd quarter and was a big part of them sliding past the Tigers.

“We had four girls in double figures, Mackenzie Brass with 18 points, Kaitlyn Lavezzi and Kennedi Brass had 10 each,” said head coach Jeff Easthon, “If you have four players in double figures you’re doing really good.” 

Both Brass sisters and Lavezzi were offensively the reason the Indians won this game and secured their eighth win in the last nine as of Jan. 5.

While only having 19 minutes, Emma Oyola made her name known. 

Defensively she was a big part of the Indians third quarter comeback. She managed to have 8deflections (which more than doubled everyone else). She also managed to have 4 steals and 4 defensive rebounds in those 19 minutes.