Glenbard S. goes undefeated through league

The game wasn’t perfect, but the Metro Suburban Conference record sure is.

Glenbard South completed an undefeated run through its new league with a 58-45 victory Friday night at Riverside-Brookfield.

“Obviously, we did what we had to do,” Raiders coach Julie Fonda said. “There were some challenges tonight that we did not see. The box-and-oned Nevena (Markovic). They did a nice job on her. She did her best to get open and sometimes the calls don’t go your way when that happens, but I think she worked hard and did what she had to do.”

Despite the extra attention Markovic still scored 14 points to go with 7 rebounds and 7 assists. But the Bulldogs also had a hard time stopping guards Alyse Cates and Theresa Scheet. Cates, a senior, scored a game-high 18 points, and the sophomore Scheet added 12. They combined to make seven 3-pointers.

“My 3s finally went in,” the soft-spoken Cates said.

Scheet’s production came from extra work.

“She struggled yesterday in practice with her shot so she stayed after and shot a little bit, and obviously it paid off for her,” Fonda said. “She did a nice job of taking the open shot and setting her feet and following through, and that’s what she needs to do.”

The Raiders (23-3, 12-0) jumped out to a 12-2 lead, but Riverside-Brookfield didn’t get discouraged, getting within a point in the fourth quarter before the Raiders pulled away in the final four minutes.

“I don’t really know what happened, but we were able to come back,” Cates said.

“That’s kind of been our nemesis all year,” Fonda said. “We lapse a little bit. We look up at that scoreboard and see we’re up 12-2 and we relax, and that definitely can’t be the scenario. You can’t count somebody out of a game.”