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Congratulations Devils!
Regional finalists!
5-2 finish to season!
Class 4A
Hinsdale Central Regional
Friday, Feb. 21
Regional final -- (2) Downers Grove North 47, (10) HINSDALE CENTRAL 19

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Watch game highlights vs. Proviso East!

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Game 2: (10) HINSDALE CENTRAL 56, (7) Proviso East 43
Game 1: (2) Downers Grove North 48, (15) Oak Park-River Forest 16
Video Interviews

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Sarah Cernugel, Maiwen Amegadjie, Kendall Butler

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Nina Sarroa, Tessa Howe, Eleanor Monyek

Hinsdale Central 56, Proviso East 43

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 9-10 18, Randle 0 0-2 0, Sarros 0 0-4 0, Butler 2 0-1 5, Monyek 8 4-6 21, Howe 5 0-2 12, Amegadjie 0 0-0 0, Conley 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 13-23 56.

Proviso East — Davis 6 0-0 13, Hairston 5 2-4 15, Hatley 1 2-2 4, Rimmer 3 1-2 7, Malwenge 0 1-2 1, Brown 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 0-0 2, Singleton 0 0-0 0, Butler 0 1-2 1, Totals 16 7-12 43.

Hinsdale Central 16 17 9 14 —56
Proviso East 10 3 21 9 —43

3-point baskets: PE: Hairston 3, Davis; HC: Howe 2, Cernugel, Butler, Monyek. Fouled out: PE: Rimmer.

Hinsdale Central 56, Proviso East 43

The Hinsdale Central girls basketball team continues playing its best this season at the most opportune time.
The Red Devils’ fourth straight victory Wednesday was the sweetest so far.
The lower-seeded Red Devils advanced to the Class 4A Hinsdale Central Regional finals by defeating Proviso East 56-43 in the regional semifinals.
Hinsdale Central (11-17), the No. 10 seed in the Proviso West Sectional, meets No. 2 Downers Grove North (26-6) at 7 p.m. Friday for the regional title. The Red Devils lost both regular-season West Suburban Conference Silver Division meetings with the Trojans, but since the second loss Jan. 25, the Red Devils have gone 5-2 and won five of their last six.
Against No. 7 Proviso East, the Red Devils led most of the way after taking control with a 17-3 second quarter for a 33-13 halftime lead – arguably their best overall quarter this season.
The Pirates came within eight points a couple of times in the second half – the last at 47-39 with 3:28 remaining -- but then went scoreless until the final minute after the Red Devils previously withstood the comeback with key baskets or defensive stops.
Sophomore Eleanor Monyek led all scorers with 21 points, including a three-pointer and conventional three-point play. Senior Sarah Cernugel had 18 points with 9-for-10 free-throw shooting, concluding with 5-for-6 in the final minutes. Sophomore reserve Tessa Howe had 12 points all in the first half with two first-quarter threes.
In that opening quarter, Monyek scored the Red Devils’ first eight points and Howe the last eight for a 16-10 lead. Hinsdale Central opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run and concluded with a 7-0 run for the 20-point halftime advantage. Cernugel scored 6 points and was 4-for-4 from the line in the period.
The Pirates made three of their four threes in the third quarter and cut the gap to 42-34.
In the fourth quarter, Cernugel scored on the Red Devils’ opening possession and later drove and scored from the middle of the lane to put the Red Devils ahead 49-39 fewer than 10 seconds after the Pirates again closed to eight.
Earlier, senior Kendall Butler nailed a key three for a 47-34 lead after missing a one-and-bonus free throw but senior Maiwen Amegadjie getting the offensive rebound.
The Red Devils will try for their first regional title since 2015. Friday’s winner plays at Proviso West at 7:30 p.m. Monday against No. 3 Lyons Township or No. 6 Nazareth Academy. LT defeated the Red Devils twice during the regular season.

2019-20
VIDEO VISITS
With Varsity Players
Posted on the Profiles Page!

Link to Video Visits

Monday, Feb. 10
Hinsdale Central 55
Addison Trail 20
WSC Crossover Game
(5th-place finishers)

Friday, Feb. 7
At Proviso West

Varsity: Hinsdale Central 62, Proviso West 32

Hinsdale Central game highlights at Proviso West

Hinsdale Central 62, Proviso West 32
Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 5 1-1 12, Randle 2 1-2 5, Sarros 1 1-2 3, Butler 2 0-2 5, Monyek 6 6-7 18, Howe 2 3-4 9, Conley 1 1-2 3, Amegadjie 2 1-2 5, McLaughlin 1 0-0 2, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 0-0 0, Totals 22 14-22 62.

Proviso West — Jordan 0 0-3 0, Tate 3 2-2 10,  Seabrook 2 0-2 4, Simmons-Doxie 4 3-4 11, Chalk 0 0-0 0, Flowers 1 0-0 2, Wade 1 3-6 5, Brothers 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 8-17 32.

Hinsdale Central 15 20 18 9 —62
Proviso West 13 11 6 2 —32

3-point baskets: HC: Howe 2, Cernugel, Butler; PW: Tate 2. Fouled out: None.
Thursday, Feb. 5
At Argo

Varsity: Hinsdale Central 51, Argo 44

Hinsdale Central 51, Argo 44

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 0-0 8, Randle 3 0-0 6, Sarros 1 0-0 2, Butler 2 0-2 6, Monyek 8 4-4 20, Amegadjie  2 1-2 5, Howe 1 0-0 2, Rivera 1 0-3 2, Conley 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 5-11 51.

Argo — G. Beggs 6 3-3 15, Ross 1 0-0 2, Tovar 2 0-0 6, Lopez 1 1-2 3, Lyczak 1 0-0 3, Dugans 3 2-2 9, Brown 2 0-0 4, White 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 6-7 44.

Hinsdale Central 6 14 15 16 —51
Argo 8 17 12 7 —44

3-point baskets: HC: Butler 2; A: Tovar 2, Lyczak, Dugans. Fouled out: None.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
vs. Lyons Township

Varsity: Lyons Township 67, Hinsdale Central 51

Lyons Township 67, Hinsdale Central 51

Lyons Township — Hahn 7 0-0 20, Kosanovich 3 0-0 9, Markworth 1 0-0 2, Er Purcell 5 2-4 13, Courier 6 0-0 12, Cesarim 3 0-0 6, Mattern 1 0-0 2, Cranny 0 2-2 2, Ev Purcell 0 1-2 1, Lee 0 0-0 0.Totals 26 5-8 67.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 0-0 12, Randle 1 4-4 6, Sarros 3 1-1 7, Butler 3 0-0 8, Monyek 3 3-5 9, Amegadjie 0 3-4 3, Conley 2 0-0 5, Howe 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0, McLaughlin 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 12-16 51.

Lyons Township 15 20 20 12 —67
Hinsdale Central 7 9 16 19 —51

3-point baskets: LT: Hahn 6, Kosanovich 3, Er Purcell; HC: Cernugel 4, Butler 2, Conley. Fouled out: None.

Saturday, Feb. 1
At Oak Park-River Forest
Varsity: Hinsdale Central 42, Oak Park-River Forest 38

Hinsdale Central 42, Oak Park-River Forest 38

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 1-1 10, Randle 2 4-4 8, Sarros 2 1-6 5, Butler 1 2-2 5, Monyek 7 0-0 14, Amegadjie 0 0-4 0, Conley 0 0-0 0, Howe 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 8-13 42.

Oak Park-River Forest — Brown 0 1-2 1, Coe 2 6-10 10, Worsham 2 0-0 4, Cantrell 2 0-0 4, Gray 2 0-0 6, Heflin 1 0-0 2, Hartman 0 0-0 0, Thompson 4 1-2 10, Anderson 0 1-2 1, Wojcik 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 9-16 38.

Hinsdale Central 11 7 9 15 —42
Oak Park-River Forest 8 15 6 9 —38

3-point baskets: HC: Cernugel, Butler; OPRF: Gray 2, Thompson. Fouled out: None.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
At York
Varsity: York 46, Hinsdale Central 34

MLK Tournament
At DeKalb High School
Saturday/Monday, Jan. 18/20

Monday's results
(5) Belvidere North 54, Hinsdale Central 36 (11th place)
Neuqua Valley 36, Hinsdale Central 31 (Consolation semifinals)

Saturday's results
First round: (6) Carmel 49, Hinsdale Central 31
Consolation quarterfinals: Hinsdale Central 34, Minooka 21

DeKalb's 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament bracket

Hinsdale Central 34, Minooka 21 

Minooka — Milazzo 3 1 0-0 3, K. Caves 11 0 1-2 1, McNally 2 2-2 6, M. Caves 1 0-0 2, Darden 2 0-0 4, Pettigrew 0 1-2 0, Simmons 2 0-0 4. Totals 8 4-6 21.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 2-2 10, Randle 1 1-2 3, Sarros 1 2-4 4, Butler 0 0-0 0, Monyek 3 2-4 8, Amegadjie 3 1-2 7, Conley 1 0-0 2, Howe 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 8-14 34.

Minooka 3 0 9 9 —21
Hinsdale Central 9 6 10 9 —34

3-point baskets: M: Milazzo; HC: Cernugel 2. Fouled out: None.

(6) Carmel 49, Hinsdale Central 31 

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 0-0 5, Randle 3 0-0 6, Sarros 2 2-3 6, Butler 0 0-0 0, Monyek 2 4-5 8, Amegadjie 0 0-2 0, Conley 0 1-2 1, Howe 1 0-0 3. Totals 11 3-7 31.

Carmel — Matz 3 0-0 7, Wood 8 2-3 21, Sullivan 5 0-0 10, Gillis 0 0-0 0, Berg 4 0-0 11, Coulthard 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 2-3 49.

Hinsdale Central 11 10 3 7 —31
Carmel 17 11 11 10 —49

3-point baskets: C: Berg 3, Matz, No. 13; HC: Cernugel, Howe. Fouled out: None.

Game highlights vs. Proviso West

SENIOR NIGHT!
Thursday, Jan. 16
vs. Proviso West
Varsity: Hinsdale Central 56, Proviso West 45
Sophomores: Proviso West 47, Hinsdale Central 14
Freshman A: Hinsdale Central 39, Proviso West 27 

Hinsdale Central 56, Proviso West 45 

Proviso West — Flowers 4 1-2 12, Jordan 1 0-0 3, Tate 1 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Simmons-Doxie 3 8-14 14, Wade 1 0-0 2, Seabrook 5 0-0 10, Brothers 0 0-0 0, Mixon 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 11-21 45.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 1 0-0 2, Randle 3 1-3 8, Butler 4 1-3 9, Monyek 4 9-10 17, Amegadjie 2 0-0 4, Sarros 4 1-2 9, Howe 2 0-0 4, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Conley 1 0-0 3. Totals 21 12-18 56.

Proviso West 6 8 12 19 —45
Hinsdale Central 13 13 12 18 —56

3-point baskets: PW: Flowers 3, Jordan; HC: Randle, Conley. Fouled out: None.

Hinsdale Central game highlights vs. Glenbrook South

Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Glenbrook South 46
Hinsdale Central 31
Saturday, Dec. 28
At Wheaton North
Video Interview!

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Angie Conley, Sarah Cernugel, Eleanor Monyek, Kendall Butler

Hinsdale Central game highlights vs. St. Charles East

Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Hinsdale Central 43
St. Charles East 36
Friday, Dec. 27
At Wheaton North

BILL NEIBCH FALCON CLASSIC
BRACKET
Dec. 23, 26-28
At Wheaton North

Hinsdale Central games
Saturday, Dec. 28 -- Glenbrook South 46, Hinsdale Central 31(13th place)
Friday, Dec. 27 -- Hinsdale Central 43, St. Charles East 36
Thursday, Dec. 26 -- Glenbard North 41, Hinsdale Central 36 (Consolation quarterfinals)
Monday, Dec. 23 -- (6) Wheaton North 42, Hinsdale Central 30

2019 Bill Neibch Falcon Classic bracket after Day One (12/23/19)

2019 Bill Neibch Falcon Classic pairings bracket

Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Glenbard North 41
Hinsdale Central 36
Thursday, Dec. 26
At Wheaton North
Varsity game summary
Glenbard North 41, Hinsdale Central 36

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 0-2 4, Randle 3 0-0 7, Sarros 2 1-2 5, Butler 0 0-0 0, Monyek 6 5-10 17, Conley 0 0-0 0, Howe 1 0- 3, McLaughlin 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 8-14 36.

Glenbard North —Corona 0 0-2 0, Havard 0 4-4 4, Kulig 1 2-3 4, Betney 4 1-3 9, Pedroza 0 0-0 0, King 5 9-11 21, Lebron 1 1-4 3. Totals 11 17-27 41.

Hinsdale Central 2 3 12 19 —36
Glenbard North 5 7 9 20—41

3-point baskets: HC: Randle, Howe; GN: King 2. Fouled out: HC: Butler.

Hinsdale Central game highlights vs. Glenbard North

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Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
(6) Wheaton North 42
Hinsdale Central 30
Monday, Dec. 23
At Wheaton North

Hinsdale Central-Wheaton North boxscore/statistics

Varsity game summary
Wheaton North 42, Hinsdale Central 30

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 0 0-0 0, Conley 0 0-0 0, Randle 1 0-0 2, Sarros 3 0-0 6, Howe 1 0-0 2, Butler 2 0-0 5, McLaughlin 1 0-0 2, Monyek 6 1-2 13, Ward 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 1-2 30.

Wheaton North —Simon 2 2-3 6, Hubbard 2 0-0 4, Brady 0 0-0 0, Hyde 8 3-3 23, Brown 1 0-0 2, Kocher 1 0-0 2, Shebar 1 0-0 2, Garner 1 0-1 3, Gaither 0 0-0 0, Graig 0 0-0 0, Yates 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 5-7 42.

Hinsdale Central 4 8 12 7 3 —30
Wheaton North 10 11 17 4 —42

3-point baskets: HC: Butler; WN: Hyde 4, Garner. Fouled out: None.

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Varsity
Hinsdale Central 48
Oak Park-River Forest 38
Friday, Dec. 13
At Hinsdale Central
Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 48, Oak Park-River Forest 38

Oak Park-River Forest — Coe 3 1-3 7, Andersen 5 2-3 13, Heflin 0 0-0 0, Hartman 1 2-4 4, Cantrell 3 0-0 6, Thompson 2 0-0 6, Spencer 0 0-0 0, Devitt 0 0-0 0, Heidkamp-Pimentel 0 0-0 0, Worsham 0 0-0 0, Wojick 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-10 38.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 3-4 11, Randle 4 0-1 11, Butler 0 1-2 1, Monyek 7 0-2 14, Sarros 0 4-8 4, Amegadjie 1 5-12 7, Howe 0 0-0 0, Conley 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 13-29 48. 

Oak Park-River Forest 4 15 11 8 —38
Hinsdale Central 17 6 8 17—48

3-point baskets: OP: Thompson 2, Andersen; HC: Randle 3, Cernugel 2. Fouled out: None.

Varsity
Glenbard West 46
Hinsdale Central 40 (OT)
Tuesday, Dec. 10
At Glenbard West
Varsity game summary
Glenbard West 46, Hinsdale Central 40 (OT)

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 0-0 8, Randle 4 3-7 12, Butler 2 1-2 7, Monyek 3 0-1 6,  Amegadjie 0 0-0 0, Sarros 1 0-0 2, Howe 2 0-0 5, Conley 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 4-10 40. 

Glenbard West — Roberts 0 1-2 1, Seaney 3 0-0 9, Stutelberg 2 3-5 8, Yeager 4 0-0 8, Huff 6 3-4 15, Hall 0 0-0 0, Walch 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 5-6 5. Totals 15 12-17 46.


Hinsdale Central 8 17 5  7  3—40
Glenbard West  11 10 2 14 9 —46

3-point baskets: HC: Cernugel 2, Butler 2, Randle, Howe; GW: Seaney 3, Stutelberg. Fouled out: GW: Stutelberg.

Video Interview!
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Tessa Howe, Sarah Cernugel, Lanie Randle

Saturday, Dec. 7
vs. York
At Hinsdale Central
Freshmen: York d. Hinsdale Central
Sophomores: York 71, Hinsdale Central 9
Varsity: York 58, Hinsdale Central 40

Varsity
Downers Grove North 45
Hinsdale Central 31
Tuesday, Dec. 3
At Hinsdale Central
Varsity game summary
Downers Grove North 45, Hinsdale Central 31

Downers Grove North 45, Hinsdale Central 31

Downers Grove North — E. Gross 5 4-7 16, K. Gross 2 0-0 5, Wendt 1 1-2 3, Parker 2 0-0 5, Harris 2 0-0 4, Ritchie 3 0-0 6, Miller 0 1-2 1, Linge 1 0-0 2, Sebek 1 0-0 3. Totals 17 6-11 45.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 0-0 4, Randle 2 2-2 6, Butler 1 0-0 3, Monyek 1 2-2 4, Amegadjie 1 0-0 2, Sarros 2 2-2 6, Howe 2 0-0 5, Conley 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 1-2 1, McLaughlin 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 7-12 31. 

Downers Grove North 6 11 19 9 —45
Hinsdale Central 11 6 6 8—31

3-point baskets: DGN: E. Gross 2, K. Gross, Parker, Sebek; HC: Butler, Howe. Fouled out: None.

Brenda Whitesell Invitational Final results

Saturday, Nov. 30
At Hinsdale South
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Bracket Crossovers -- FINAL Round

Freshmen: Hinsdale Central 47, Hinsdale South 18 (4th place bracket teams)

Varsity
Hinsdale Central 48
Timothy Christian 45
Sixth-place
Bracket crossover game
Friday, Nov. 29
Brenda Whitesell Invitational
At Hinsdale Central
VIDEO INTERVIEW!

Maria Rivera, Maiwen Amegadjie, Sarah Cernugel, alumnus Maddie Bokich

Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 48, Timothy Christian 45

Hinsdale Central 48, Timothy Christian 45

Timothy Christian — Drye 1 2-2 4, Alex 2 0-0 5, Roland 3 2-4 8, Schuringa 5 2-3 12, Hoogstra 6 0-0 12, Carstensen 0 0-0 0, Swiech 1 0-0 2, Griffin 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 6-9 45.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 6 0-0 15, Randle 2 0-3 5, Butler 0 2-2 2, Monyek 3 5-6 12, Amegadjie 6 0-4 12, Sarros 0 2-2 2, Howe 0 0-0 0, Conley 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 9-17 48. 

Timothy Christian 14 11 11 9 —45
Hinsdale Central 12 8 14 14—48

3-point baskets: TC: Alex; HC: Cernugel 3, Randle, Monyek. Fouled out: None.

Hinsdale Central 48, Timothy Christian 45

The Hinsdale Central girls basketball team ended the Brenda Whitesell Invitational Friday with its best offensive output over four tournament games.
The Red Devils (2-2) also rallied in the fourth quarter to pull out a 48-45 victory over Timothy Christian in the crossover meeting of the two brackets’ sixth-place finishers.
After Eleanor Monyek sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds left in a one-and-bonus situation to open a three-point lead, the Red Devils held after the Trojans called a timeout with 11.1 seconds.
Timothy 6-foot-2 post player Grace Roland missed her only three-point attempt of the game under pressure from Maiwen Amedgajie and the Red Devils’ Lanie Randle grabbed the rebound. Randle was fouled and missed her one-and-bonus free throw, but with less than a second left, the Trojans were unable to take another shot.
Sarah Cernugel had a game-high 15 points, finishing with three three-pointers after she scored six of the Red Devils’ first eight points with three two-point baskets.
Monyek and Amegadjie had 12 points and three rebounds apiece with Amegadjie and Cernugel each scoring six points in the fourth quarter.
Other contributors included Randle (5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Kendall Butler and Nina Sarros (2 points each) and Maria Rivera (3 steals).
Hinsdale Central’s four tournament games were decided by nine total points and this was the second decided by three.
Trailing 36-34 after three quarters, the Red Devils took four three-point leads in the final quarter. They went ahead 39-36 on their first two possessions with a Cernugel three and Amegadjie’s inside bucket off a Monyek pass.
An Amegadjie hook shot gave the Red Devils a 41-38 lead and, after Timothy briefly went ahead 43-41, another Cernugel three and Amegadjie basket right of the lane put the Red Devils ahead to stay 46-43 with 2:16 left.
Perhaps the Red Devils’ biggest scoring spurt came in the third quarter after trailing 25-20 at halftime.
They scored the first four points on an Amegadjie putback and two Monyek free throws to close to 25-24. Monyek’s three tied the game at 27 and the Red Devils tied the game again 34-34 when Cernugel stole the ball and found Randle for a fast-break layup.
The Trojans, who started no seniors, scored moreso with their strong inside height, including two baskets directly off inbounds passes underneath.

Friday, Nov. 29
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Bracket Crossovers -- FINAL Round

Varsity: 1 p.m. vs. Timothy Christian
(6th place bracket teams)


Sophomores: 10 a.m. vs. Maine East (8th place bracket teams)

Wednesday, Nov. 27
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Third Round

Freshmen: St. Ignatius 38, Hinsdale Central 9 (3rd place)
Next game: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hinsdale South vs. Hinsdale South (4th place bracket teams)

Varsity
Metea Valley 37,
Hinsdale Central 36
Fifth-place game
Hinsdale Central bracket
Monday, Nov. 25
Brenda Whitesell Invitational
At Hinsdale Central

Next game: 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29
At Hinsdale Central
vs. Timothy Christian

Brenda Whitsell Invitational brackets/results after Wednesday's games

VIDEO INTERVIEW!

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Kendall Butler, Sarah Cernugel, Maiwen Amegadjie

Varsity game summary
Metea Valley 37, Hinsdale Central 36

Metea Valley 37, Hinsdale Central 36

Metea Valley — Kurkjian 0 0-0 0, Samuels 3 0-0 8, Hart 0 0-0 0, Whigham 3 2-4 8, Barrett 3 0-0 6, Buranosky 2 0-2 6, Szczesny 0 1-2 1, Reid 1 1-2 4, Penttila 0 1-2 1, Coryell 0 0-0 0, Pierra 0 2-4 2, McDaniel 0 1-3 1. Totals 12 8-29 37..

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 1-3 9, Randle 0 0-0 0, Butler 1 0-0 3, Monyek 2 1-3 7, Amegadjie 2 2-2 6, Conley 0 0-0 0, Sarros 2 4-6 8, McLaughlin 1 0-0 3, Howe 0 0-0 0, Rivers 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 8-14 36. 

Metea Valley Metea Valley 9 7 5 16 —37
Hinsdale Central 10 6 7 13—36

3-point baskets: MV: Samuels 2, Buranosky 2, Reid; HC: Cernugel 2, Monyek 2, Butler, McLaughlin. Fouled out: None.

Friday, Nov. 29
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Bracket Crossovers -- FINAL Round

Varsity: 1 p.m. vs. Timothy Christian
(6th place bracket teams)


Sophomores: 10 a.m. vs. Maine East (8th place bracket teams)

Wednesday, Nov. 27
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Third Round

Freshmen: St. Ignatius 38, Hinsdale Central 9 (3rd place)
Next game: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hinsdale South vs. Hinsdale South

Monday, Nov. 25
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Third Round

Varsity: Metea Valley 37, Hinsdale Central 36 (5th place)
Next game: 1 p.m. Friday at Hinsdale Central vs. Timothy Christian


Sophomores: Addison Trail 42, Hinsdale Central 13 (7th place)
Next game: 10 a.m. Friday at Hinsdale Central vs. Maine East

Brenda Whitsell Invitational brackets/results after Wednesday's games

Varsity
Hinsdale Central 39, Plainfield South 36
Saturday, Nov. 23
Brenda Whitesell Invitational
At Hinsdale Central
VIDEO INTERVIEWS!

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Nina Sarros, Sarah Cernugel

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Kendall Butler, Angie Conley, Eleanor Monyek

Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 39, Plainfield South 36

Hinsdale Central 39, Plainfield South 36

Plainfield South — Syeda 3 0-1 8, James 1 2-2 5, Harris 3 1-2 10, Olagunju 1 0-0 2, Miller 2 0-0 5, Mabry 3 0-0 6, Rickos 0 0-0 0, Ndang 0 0-0 0, Hillery 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 3-5 36.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 1-1 6, Randle 1 1-2 3, Butler 0 3-4 3, Monyek 2 5-10 9, Amegadjie 1 1-2 3, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Conley 2 0-0 4, Sarros 5 0-0 10, Ward 0 0-0 0, Howe 0 1-2 1, McLaughlin 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 12-21 39. 

Plainfield South 3 10 9 14 —36
Hinsdale Central 6 5 15 13—39

3-point baskets: PS: Harris 3, Syeda 2, James, Miller; HC: Cernugel. Fouled out: PS: Harris, Olagunju.

Saturday, Nov. 23
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - Second Round

Varsity: Hinsdale Central 39, Plainfield South 36

Sophomores: Plainfield South 47, Hinsdale Central 13

Freshmen: Sandburg 31, Hinsdale Central 10
Next game: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hinsdale Central vs. St. Ignatius (3rd place)

Whitesell Invitational Brackets/Results (after Saturday's results)

Varsity Season Opener!
St. Francis 36, Hinsdale Central 34
Thursday, Nov. 21
Brenda Whitesell Invitational
At Hinsdale Central
VIDEO INTERVIEW

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Sarah Cernugel, Eleanor Monyek

Varsity game summary
St. Francis 36, Hinsdale Central 34

St. Francis 36, Hinsdale Central 34

St. Francis — Chaparro 1 5-8 7, De Craene  2 1-2 7, Sullivan 2 0-0 6, Culver 4 3-7 11, Castaneda 0 0-1 0, Bruce 1 0-0 2, Fasana 0 0-0 0, Petranek 1 0-1 3, Cooney 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 9-19 36.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 2-2 8, Randle 3 0-2 9, Butler 2 0-0 4, Monyek 4 1-3 9, Amegadjie 1 0-3 2, Rivera 0 0-2 0, Conley 0 0-0 0, Sarros 1 0-2 0, Ward 0 0-0 0, Howe 0 0-0 0, McLaughlin 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 3-14 34. 

St. Francis 9 4 11 9 —36
Hinsdale Central 2 12 9 13—34

3-point baskets: SF: Fasana 2, Sullivan 2, Petranek; HC: Randle 3, Cernugel 2. Fouled out: None.

St. Francis 36, Hinsdale Central 34
In the final seconds of the season opener, Lanie Randle turned and fired an incredible three-point bank shot that would have put the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team ahead.
Unfortunately, Randle was called for traveling and the basket was nullified.
That was the kind of effort and comeback the Red Devils staged in their 36-34 loss to St. Francis in the opening round of the expanded Hinsdale South Brenda Whitesell Invitational at Hinsdale Central after falling behind 31-21 with 5:23 left.
Randle and Eleanor Monyek each had nine points for the Red Devils and Sarah Cernugel had eight. Randle (three) and Cernugel (two) combined for the team's five three-pointers.
Cernugel also had four steals and Nina Sarros contributed well off the bench with two fourth-quarter assists and four rebounds.
St. Francis' Maggie Culver (11 points) was the only player in double figures. The Spartans were minus one starter and had two others injured or absent.
Cernugel sank two free throws with 24.5  second remaining to cut the deficit to 35-34, but the Red Devils' next foul put the Spartans in the double bonus. Katie Anne De Craene made the first of the two automatic attempts to put St. Francis back ahead by two.
The traveling call came with just 1.0 left. The Spartans successfully inbounded to run out the clock. 
Monyek's fast-break basket with 3:39 left began a scoring flurry that got the Red Devils back into the game.
Randle sank a three, Monyek converted a conventional three-point play and Cernugel hit a three with 1:14 left to close the Red Devils to 33-32.
The Spartans' Elena Castaneda then sank two one-and-bonus free throws with 42.8 seconds after Katelin Chaparro sank two one-and-bonus free throws for their previous points.
Monyek's three-point play free throw was the first free throw the Red Devils converted after missing their first 11. They finished the game 3 for 14.
St. Francis made 4 of its last 5 to finish 9 for 19 from the line.
The Red Devils nearly overcame two 9-0 scoring runs by the Spartans. 
The second came after they took a brief 14-13 lead on the first possession of the third quarter but then later went scoreless for the next 8:35 after closing to 22-21.
Hinsdale Central had scored the first basket but the Spartans scored the other nine points of the first quarter.  
The Red Devils closed to 13-12 by halftime and went ahead 14-13 on Monyek's basket from the left of the lane. After the Spartans answered with a Sullivan three, Maiwen Amegadjie's rebound basket tied the game 16-16.
Following back-to-back baskets by Culver, Randle's three and Kendall Butler's putback basket with 4:14 left in the third quarter cut the deficit to one point twice.
The Red Devils had four of their only 15 turnovers to close out the third quarter after committing 7 on their first 11 possessions of the game.
St. Francis, 12-21 in 2018-19, returns five of last season's 10 juniors and its lone sophomore (Chaparro) from that roster.
Hinsdale Central will play Plainfield South at 10 a.m. Saturday in the consolation semifinals of the Hinsdale Central bracket. With the three-level invite expanded from eight to 16 teams, Hinsdale Central has been added as a host site this season.

2019-20 Season Openers!

Thursday, Nov. 21
At Hinsdale Central
Brenda Whitsell Invite - First Round

Varsity: St. Francis 36, Hinsdale Central 34

Sophomores: St. Francis 49, Hinsdale Central 15

Freshmen: Hinsdale Central 30, St. Charles East 9

Red Devil Division brackets -- 2019 Brenda Whitesell Invitational

Hornet Division brackets -- 2019 Brenda Whitesell Invitational

Red Devil Division brackets -- 2019 Brenda Whitesell Invitational

Red Devil Division teams
HINSDALE CENTRAL, Addison Trail, Metea Valley, Oak Park-River Forest, Plainfield South, St. Charles East (F only), St. Francis (V/S only), St. Ignatius, Sandburg

Hornet Division brackets -- 2019 Brenda Whitesell Invitational

Hornet Division teams
Hinsdale South, St. Edward, Jones, Nazareth Academy, Neuqua Valley, Plainfield North, Stagg, Timothy Christian

Pre-Season interviews!

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Kendall Butler, Sarah Cernugel, Maiwen Amegadjie

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Maddie Ward, Maria Rivera

Summer basketball 2019

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Montini Summer League
June 11-25

Hinsdale Central highlights June 25 (vs. Wheaton North/Naperville Central)

VIDEO INTERVIEW!

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SENIORS: Anna Howell, Sarah Cernugel, Maiwen Amegadjie, Kendall Butler

New Trier Grow the Game Summer Tournament
June 21-22

Participating teams (11): HINSDALE CENTRAL, Glenbard West, Hersey, Lane, Moline, Mother McAuley, New Trier, Thornton Fractional North, St. Ignatius, Whitney Young, Yorkville
This tournament features teams whose varsity head coaches are women

Video highlights: Hinsdale Central vs. Whitney Young

VIDEO INTERVIEW!

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Eleanor Monyek, Kendall Butler

Montini Summer League Schedule
June 11-25
Tuesday, June 11
Hinsdale Central 2 team
4:50 p.m. Lake Park 2
6:30 p.m. Marian Catholic 2
Hinsdale Central 1 team
8:10 p.m. St. Francis
9 p.m. Montini

Wednesday, June 12
Hinsdale Central 2 team
4:50 p.m. Rolling Meadows 2
5:40 p.m. Naperville North 2
Hinsdale Central 1 team
7:20 p.m. Fenton
8:10 p.m. Fremd Gold

Tuesday, June 18
Hinsdale Central 2 team
4 p.m. Nazareth 2
4:50 p.m. Naperville Central 2
Hinsdale Central 1 team
8:10 p.m. Lake Park
9 p.m. Marist

Wednesday, June 19
Hinsdale Central 2 team
4 p.m. St. Ignatius 2
4:50 p.m. Lyons Township 2
Hinsdale Central 1 team
7:20 p.m. St. Charles North
8:10 p.m. Rolling Meadows

Tuesday, June 25
Hinsdale Central 2 team
4:50 p.m. York 2
6:30 p.m. Montini 2
Hinsdale Central 1 team
8:10 p.m. Marian Catholic 1
9 p.m. Wheaton North
VIDEO INTERVIEWS!

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Grace Cole, Maiwen Amegadjie

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Maria Rivera, Anna Howell

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Nina (Not Lily) Sarros, Sarah Cernugel

Visit the Photo Page!

IHSA state playoffs
Class 4A Whitney Young Regional

(15) Jones 44, (18) Hinsdale Central 38
VIDEO INTERVIEW

Maiwen Amegadjie, Maddie Bokich, Tina Rivera

Regional game summary
Jones 44, Hinsdale Central 38

Jones 44, Hinsdale Central 38

Hinsdale Central — Bokich 6 0-0 17, Howell 0 0-0 0, Butler 2 0-0 4, T. Rivera 1 0-0 2, Amegadjie 2 4-9 8, Cernugel 0 4-7 4, M. Rivera 0 0-0 0, Monyek 1 1-2 3, Randle 0 0-4 0. Totals 12 9-22 38.

Jones — Parker 1 0-5 2, Niles-Steeger 3 0-0 8, Kantowicz 5 2-3 12, Necor 0 0-0 0, Zalewski 3 0-0 8, Johnson 5 2-2 14, Clapp 00-0 0, Gibbs 0 0-0 0, Katzin 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 4-10 44.

Hinsdale Central 7 8 8 15 —38
Jones 10 7 14 13 —44

3-point baskets: HC: Bokich 5; J: Niles-Steeger 2, Zalewski 2, Robinson 2. Fouled out: None.

IHSA state playoffs
Class 4A Whitney Young Regional
Monday, February 11
(15) Jones 44, (18) Hinsdale Central 38

Tuesday, February 12
6 p.m. -- (15) Jones vs. (2) Whitney Young
7:30 p.m. -- (6) Kenwood vs. (10) Willowbrook

Thursday, February 14
7 p.m. -- Regional championship
(Winner advances to Hinsdale South Sectional semifinals vs. Benet Regional champion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19)

Tuesday, February 5
WSC Crossover Games
At Morton

Varsity: Hinsdale Central 46, Morton 34
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 46, Morton 16

Freshmen: Morton 48, Hinsdale Central 31

Saturday, February 2
vs. Proviso West
SENIOR DAY
Maddie Bokich
Tina Rivera

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Photo courtesy of Susan Cernugel

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Photo courtesy of Susan Cernugel

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Photo courtesy of Susan Cernugel

Varsity
Hinsdale Central 46
Proviso West 43

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Photo courtesy of Erin Navolio

Sophomores
Hinsdale Central 44
Proviso West 23
WSC SILVER
CO-CHAMPIONS!
Freshmen
Hinsdale Central 28
Proviso West 9
 
Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 46, Proviso West 43

Hinsdale Central 46, Proviso West 43

Proviso West — Dunlap 2 2-4 6, Flowers 5 0-1 13, Jordan 0 1-2 1, Seabrook 2 0-0 4, Simmons-Doxie 6 2-2 17, Wade 0 2-2 2, Chalk 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 7-11 43.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 5-8 13, Bokich 2 1-3 6, Butler 5 1-4 13, T. Rivera 2 0-0 5, Amegadjie 2 0-1 4, Howell 0 3-4 3, Ward 0 0-0 0, M. Rivera 0 2-4 2. Totals 15 12-24 46. 

Proviso West 11 8 10 14 —43
Hinsdale Central 12 9 12 13 —46 

3-point baskets: PW: Flowers 3, Simmons-Doxie 3; HC: Butler 2, Bokich, T. Rivera. Fouled out: PW: Jordan, Simmons-Doxie.

Varsity
Hinsdale Central 46
Proviso West 43
VIDEO INTERVIEW!

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Sarah Cernugel, Kendall Butler, Maddie Bokich

Sophomores
Hinsdale Central 44
Proviso West 23
WSC SILVER
CO-CHAMPIONS!

VIDEO INTERVIEW!

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Lanie Randle, Eleanor Monyek

Tuesday, January 29
Vs. Lyons Township
Varsity: Lyons Township 49, Hinsdale Central 37
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 38, Lyons Township 23
Freshmen: Lyons Township 35, Hinsdale Central 17
Saturday, January 26
Vs. Lincoln-Way East
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 49, Lincoln-Way Central 38
Freshmen: Lincoln-Way Central 39, Hinsdale Central 22
Friday, January 25
At Oak Park-River Forest
Varsity: OPRF 61, Hinsdale Central 26
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 50, OPRF 21
Freshmen: OPRF 35, Hinsdale Central 27
Wednesday, January 23
At Hinsdale Central
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 49, Argo 40

Freshmen: Hinsdale Central 31, Argo 23
Saturday and Monday, January 19-21
At 6th annual MLK Classic
At DeKalb High School
(501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb)
Monday's games
Hinsdale Central 53, DeKalb 24

Lincoln-Way Central 48, Hinsdale Central 38

Saturday's games
CANCELED

6th annual MLK Classic bracket

Wednesday, January 16
Downers Grove North
At Hinsdale Central

Varsity: Downers North 36, Hinsdale Central 16

Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 21, Downers North 19

Freshmen: Downers North 26, Hinsdale Central 14

VIDEO VISITS
With Varsity Players

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Maddie
Bokich

Maddie Bokich video visit

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Tina
Rivera

Tina Rivera video visit

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Maiwen
Amegadjie

Maiwen Amegadjie video visit

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Kendall
Butler

Kendall Butler video visit

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Sarah
Cernugel

Sarah Cernugel video visit

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Anna
Howell

Anna Howell video visit

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Maria
Rivera

Maria Rivera video visit

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Madison
Ward

Madison Ward video visit

Saturday, January 12
At York
Varsity: York 75, Hinsdale Central 42
Sophomores: 
York 34, Hinsdale Central 24
Freshmen: York 58, Hinsdale Central 12

Thursday, January 10
At Glenbard West
Varsity: Glenbard West 64, Hinsdale Central 41
Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 48, Glenbard West 4
Freshmen: Glenbard West 36, Hinsdale Central 6

VARSITY
VIDEO INTERVIEW!
Elgin game

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Anna Howell, Maddie Bokich

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Eleanor Monyek, Nina Sarros

Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 48, Elgin 15
Saturday, Dec. 29
Wheaton North's Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Fourth round
15th-place game

Hinsdale Central 48, Elgin 15

Elgin — Kilbert 1 0-2 2, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Sab Moskow 0 0-0 0, Graves 1 1-2 3, Sar Moskow 4 2-2 10, Bowers 0 0-0 0, Garcia-Saltigerald 0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Catalan 0 0-0 0, Morales 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 0 0-0 0, Brown
0 0-0 0. Totals 6 3-6 15.

Hinsdale Central — Bokich 2 2-2 8, Howell 2 0-0 6, Butler 1 3-6 5, T. Rivera 3 1-2 7, M. Rivera 1 0-0 2, Sarros 4 0-2 8, Ward 0 0-0 0, Monyek 3 0-0 6, Amegadjie 3 0-0 6. Totals 19 6-12 48. 

Elgin 8 4 3 0 —15
Hinsdale Central 12 13 12 11 —48 

3-point baskets: HC: Bokich 2, Howell 2. Fouled out: None.

HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
BRACKETS

VARSITY
At Wheaton North
Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Saturday, Dec. 29 -- Hinsdale Central 48, Elgin 15 (15th place game)

Friday, Dec. 28 -- Glenbard North 43, Hinsdale Central 41
 
Thursday, Dec. 27 -- Elk Grove 60, Hinsdale Central 35

Wednesday, Dec. 26 --  (8) Schaumburg 56, Hinsdale Central 31

Wheaton North Bill Neibch Falcon Classic Results -- Day 2

Wheaton North Bill Neibch Falcon Classic Results -- Day 1

SOPHOMORES
At Batavia Tournament
Thursday, Dec. 27
2 p.m. -- Hinsdale Central 40, Lincoln-Way Central 37
3:15 p.m. -- Lincoln-Way East 38, Hinsdale Central 25 (Championship game)

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Pool C
9 a.m. game -- Hinsdale Central 38, Lake Park 32
10:15 a.m. game -- Hinsdale Central 39, Minooka 26

Batavia Sophomore Tournament bracket

FRESHMEN
At Batavia Tournament
Wednesday, Dec. 26
10:15 a.m. game -- Naperville North B 40, Hinsdale Central 22
12:45 p.m. -- Hinsdale Central 36, Bartlett B 21

Thursday, Dec. 27
3:15 p.m. -- Hinsdale Central 32, Geneva B 6
5:45 p.m. -- Naperville Central B 38, Hinsdale Central 11

Batavia Freshman Tournament bracket

Varsity game summary
Glenbard North 43, Hinsdale Central 41
Friday, Dec. 28
Wheaton North's Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Third round

Glenbard North 43, Hinsdale Central 41

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 4-4 12, Bokich 1 1-4 4, Butler 1 6-6 8, T. Rivera 2 2-2 6, M. Rivera 0 2-2 2, Amegadjie 2 3-5 7, Howell 0 0-1 0, Ward 0 0-0 0, Monyek 1 0-1 2, Sarros 0 0-1 0. Totals 10 18-26 41.

Glenbard North — McClimans 1 0-0 3, B. King 4 4-6 15, Harvard 5 1-2 12, Cooney 0 0-0 0, Chalus 0 0-0 0, N. King 3 0-1 7, Lebron 0 0-0 0, Kulig 0 0-0 0, Corona 2 1-1 6, Pedraza 0 0-1 0. Totals 15 6-11 43.

Hinsdale Central 3 15 11 12 —41
Glenbard North 17 10 7 9 —43

3-point baskets: HC: Cernugel 2, Bokich; GN: B. King 3, McClimans, Havard, N. King, Corona. Fouled out: GN: Chalus.

VARSITY
VIDEO INTERVIEW!
Elk Grove game

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Tina Rivera, Sarah Cernugel

Varsity game summary
Elk Grove 60, Hinsdale Central 35
Thursday, Dec. 27
Wheaton North's Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
Second round

Elk Grove 60, Hinsdale Central 35

Elk Grove — Murray 6 1-5 16, Tierney 2 3-4 7, Duckman 5 2-5 12, Kandefer 3 0-0 6, Trausch 2 6-8 10, Ingebrigtsen 1 0-0 2, 
Masnica 1 0-0 2, Preister 2 0-0 5. Totals 22 12-22 60.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 1 3-4 6, Bokich 2 0-1 5, Butler 3 2-4 9, T. Rivera 1 2-2 4, M. Rivera 1 3-4 5, Amegadjie 2 0-0 4, Howell 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 10-15 35.

Elk Grove 13 10 16 21 —60
Hinsdale Central 8 9 6 12 —35

3-point baskets: EG: Murray 3, Preister; HC: Cernugel, Bokich, Butler. Fouled out: None.

Varsity game summary
Schaumburg 56, Hinsdale Central 31
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Wheaton North's Bill Neibch Falcon Classic
First round

For the first time this season, the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team played man-to-man defense for an extended period of time Wednesday.
By the switch from their usual 1-2-2 zone in the second half, the Red Devils were behind by double digits in their 56-31 loss to Schaumburg in the opening round of Wheaton North’s Bill Neibch Falcon Classic.
The Red Devils (2-10) play in the consolation quarterfinals of the 16-team bracket at 1:30 p.m. Thursday against Elk Grove (3-9), which lost 71-48 Wednesday to top-seeded and undefeated Wheaton North (10-0).
No. 8 seed Schaumburg (9-6) has won six in a row.
“We went man the second half because I said, ‘I’m going to hold each one of your accountable (defensively). I’m going to know,’ ” Hinsdale Central coach Karen Persinger said. “I thought we did a really nice job and I actually started to hear their voices. They were communicating much better on the defensive end but then we got stagnant on the offensive end. Now we just need to put both ends together.”
Maddie Bokich had one of her best shooting games of the season with three threes for nine points. Sarah Cernugel had eight points and two threes and Maria Rivera and Maiwen Amegadjie each had four points.
Rivera also had eight rebounds and blocked two shots. Tina Rivera had six rebounds and a block, Kendall Butler added five rebounds and Cernugel and Tina Rivera each had three assists.
Hinsdale Central trailed 37-14 by halftime after the Saxons' stretch of 9-for-12 shooting that included five of their single-game season-high nine three-pointers for a 28-7 advantage. For the first half, Schaumburg made 14 of 30 shots, including 8 of 17 from three-point range.
“They shot extremely well form the three-point line. I think it was a combination (of that and our defense),” Persinger said. “It’s easy to be a good shooter when we’re slow on the rotation. Something that was such a strength for us at the start of the season with our communication and rotation has become a little flat. I decided I had to mix it up (defensively) and challenge them a little bit and held them accountable. I though the girls did a better job and did communicate. Now we just have to put together four quarters.”
The Saxons’ hot shooting streak helped them open the second quarter with a 13-0 run to build a 31-7 advantage. After the Red Devils had seven turnovers on their first 11 possessions of the period, Bokich ended the scoreless streak with a three 2:27 before halftime off a Cernugel pass and then nailed another three 53 seconds before halftime.
In the second half, the Red Devils closed to 39-18 in the third quarter and 47-26 after another Bokich three following a Cernugel three and inside basket by Amegadjie.
“At times, we’ had some really nice offensive sets and then we’d rest on defense,” Persinger said. “I thought that our second-half effort was a lot better. I thought it stemmed from the fact that they were communicating with each other on the defensive end.”
Speaking of defense, Schaumburg’s current winning streak has included limiting three opponents to 30 points or fewer. On Wednesday, the Saxons complemented that by equaling their single-game season high of eight threes in just the first half.
Ariana Doroskin (15 points) and reserve Alyssa Orozco (13 points) each had three threes. The other first-half threes came from Talia Torosian for her six points. Reserve Mady Vodicka had the last three with 4:09 left.
“Probably in our three-point shooting, just to have all three of our shooters to be going at once (our best half offensively),” Schaumburg coach Jackie Strauch said. “Sometimes you have one on and the other two aren’t. To have all of our shooters on at once is advantageous for us. That was a nice first half for us offensively and it allowed us, for this first game after Christmas, to get everyone in the game.”
The Saxons also allowed just nine offensive rebounds off the Red Devils' 29 missed shots. Schaumburg opened the game in a zone defense and later switched to man-to-man.
“(During the winning streak) I think we’re rebounding well on the defensive end. We’re collecting the ball mostly after one shot,” Strauch said. “And I think we can play all different kinds of defenses. We can go into zones. Sometimes we go into man and against certain teams, like St. Charles North (a 31-27 victory Dec. 18), we lived and died by the zone. We’re holding teams to low numbers.”
Schaumburg’s previous best of eight threes came in beating Elk Grove 47-43 Nov. 27. Last season, the Red Devils defeated the Grenadiers 50-41 in the Falcon Classic’s consolation championship game for ninth place overall.

Schaumburg 56, Hinsdale Central 31

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 2 2-3 8, Bokich 3 0-0 9, Butler 0 3-4 3, T. Rivera 1 1-2 3, M. Rivera 2 0-0 4, Amegadjie 2 0-0 4, Howell 2 0-0 4. Totals 10 6-9 31.

Schaumburg — Smith 0 0-0 0, Torosian 2 0-0 6, Doroskin 6 0-0 15, Luecht 2 0-0 4, Aguirre 2 1-2 5, Orozco 5 0-0 13, Drs 3 0-0 6, Vodicka 1 0-0 3, Lyke 0 0-0 0, Raupp 1 2-2 4, Kohli 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 3-4 56.

Hinsdale Central 7 7 4 13 —31
Schaumburg 18 19 8 11 —56

3-point baskets: HC: Bokich 3, Cernugel 2; S: Doroskin 3, Orozco 3, Torosian 2, Vodicka. Fouled out: None.

Saturday, Dec. 22
At Lyons Township
Sophomores -- Hinsdale Central 44, Lyons Township 43

Freshmen -- Lyons Township 49, Hinsdale Central 16
Friday, Dec. 21
At Lyons Township
Pack the Place
Varsity -- Lyons Township 53, Hinsdale Central 20
WELCOME BACK ALUMNI!

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VARSITY
VIDEO INTERVIEW!
Proviso West game

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Maddie Bokich, Sarah Cernugel, Kendall Butler

Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 44, Proviso West 41
Friday, Dec. 14

A great start and a composed finish combined to give the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team its first West Suburban Conference Silver Division victory Friday.
The Red Devils withstood the pressure of the final minute to close out a 44-41 victory at Proviso West.
Sarah Cernugel had 13 points with five of the Red Devils’ seven three-pointers. Maddie Bokich, Kendall Butler and Maria Rivera each had eight points and Maiwen Amegadjie added five.
Rivera made her one-and-bonus free throw with 1.6 seconds left for the final point. The second attempt missed but time expired as Proviso West’s Josylin Simmons-Doxie chased the rebound near the sidelines and was unable to muster a final shot.
In the Red Devils’ first victory Nov. 24, Rivera sank two free throws with 17.6 seconds for the final points in a 43-41 victory over St. Edward.
Leading 40-31 entering the fourth quarter Friday, the Red Devils had the margin cut to 43-41 after Simmons-Doxie’s conventional three-point play with 26.6 seconds left.
The Panthers' Ariana Dunlap stole the ball back with 16 seconds, but Asia Flowers’s could not convert her driving shot from the right of the lane off the backboard.
Cernugel got the rebound and was fouled. From there, the Red Devils withstood two more fouls off inbounds passes before Rivera went to the line after receiving the seventh foul of the half.
The Red Devils opened with one of their best offensive quarters of the season to take a 20-5 lead. Bokich had seven points in the quarter, including her three, and Butler and Amegadjie each had six points.
Simmons-Doxie had 23 points, 16 in the second half with four of her five threes.

Hinsdale Central 44, Proviso West 41

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 5 0-1 13, Bokich 3 1-2 8, Butler 3 0-1 8, T. Rivera 0 0-0 0, M. Rivera 3 2-6 8, Amegadjie 2 1-2 5, Howell 1 0-0 2, Ward 0 0-0. Totals 17 4-12 44..

Proviso West — Dunlap 1 0-0 2, Flowers 1 0-0 2, Wade 1 3-4 5, Seabrook 2 1-3 5, Simmons-Doxie 8 2-6 23, Jordan 1 2-2 4, Mallet 0 0-0 0, Allen 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 8-15 41.

Hinsdale Central 20 8 12 4 —44
Proviso West 5 13 13 10 —41

3-point baskets: HC: Cernugel 3, Butler 2, Bokich; PW: Simmons-Doxie 5. Fouled out: None.

Friday, Dec. 14
At Proviso West

Varsity -- Hinsdale Central 44, Proviso West 41

Sophomores -- Hinsdale Central 39, Proviso West 15

Freshmen -- Hinsdale Central 39, Proviso West 27
Wheaton Warrenville South Tournament
Sophomores and Freshmen

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 26, Glenbard South 11
Freshmen: Glenbard South 56, Hinsdale Central 12

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Sophomores: Wheaton Warrenville South 35, Hinsdale Central 30
Freshmen: Wheaton Warrenville South 47, Hinsdale Central 23

Monday, Dec. 10

Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 50, West Aurora 36
Freshmen: West Aurora 32, Hinsdale Central 20

Varsity game summary
Oak Park-River Forest 59, Hinsdale Central 42
Friday, Dec. 7

Oak Park-River Forest 59, Hinsdale Central 42

Oak Park-River Forest — Sanchez 9 0-1 22, Worsham 0 0-0 0, Spencer 4 0-0 8, Jones 1 0-0 2, Cantrell 0 0-0 0, Coe 4 2-2 11, Gary 3 0-0 9, Sisler 0 0-0 0, Smith 2 2-4 7,
Anderson 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, Rowe 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 4-7 59.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 0 6-10 6, Bokich 3 5-6 14, Butler 3 0-0 7, T. Rivera 2 0-0 4, M. Rivera 0 1-2 1, Amegadjie 0 1-4 1, Howell 1 0-0 2, Ward 0 1-2 1, Monyek 2 1-2 5, Randle 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 16-28 0-2 42.


Oak Park-River Forest 25 12 15 7 —59
Hinsdale Central 5 16 6 15 —42

3-point baskets: OPRF: Sanchez 4, Gary 3, Coe, Smith HC: Bokich 3, Butler. Fouled out: None.

Varsity game summary
Glenbard West 51, Hinsdale Central 19
Tuesday, Dec. 4

Glenbard West 51, Hinsdale Central 19

Glenbard West — Heller 3 0-0 6, Stutelberg 5 0-0 15, Adamski 0 0-0 0, O'Shea 3 2-2 9, Huff 3 1-2 7, Seaney 2 0-1 5, Hall 2 0-0 6, Wallace 1 0-0 3, Yeager 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 3-4 51.

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 3 0-0 7, Bokich 1 0-0 2, Butler 2 0-0 4, T. Rivera 0 0-0 0, M. Rivera 1 0-0 2, Amegadjie 1 0-0 2, Howell 1 0-0 2, Ward 0 0-2 0. Totals 9 0-2 19.

Glenbard West 16 15 16 4 —51
Hinsdale Central 2 9 2 6 —19

3-point baskets: GW: Stutelberg 5, Hall 2, O'Shea, Seaney, Wallace; HC: Cernugel. Fouled out: None.

Varsity game summary
Downers Grove North 40, Hinsdale Central 15
Tuesday, Nov. 27
WSC Silver opener

Downers Grove North 40, Hinsdale Central 15

Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 1 0-0 2, Bokich 2 1-2 5, Butler 0 0-2 0, T. Rivera 2 0-0 4, M. Rivera 1 0-2 2, Amegadjie 0 1-2 1, Howell 0 1-2 1, Ward 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 3-10 15.

Downers North — Gross 2 0-2 6, Sebek 2 0-0 6, Kramper 2 0-0 5, Harris 1 1-2 3, Parker 5 0-0 10, Murphy 0 1-2 1, Ritchie 1 0-0 3, Miller 1 0-0 3, Stephens 1 1-2 3, Nabeel 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3-8 40.

Hinsdale Central 2 6 3 4 —15
Downers North 3 12 11 14 —40

3-point baskets: DGN: Gross 2, Sebek 2, Kremper, Ritchie, Miller. Fouled out: None.

CONGRATULATIONS
SOPHOMORE TEAM!
HINSDALE SOUTH
TOURNEY CHAMPS!

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SOPHOMORE TEAM
VIDEO INTERVIEW!
Sandburg game

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Eleanor Monyek, Lanie Randle, Grace Cole

Sophomore game summary
Hinsdale Central 33, Sandburg 25
Saturday, Nov. 24
At Hinsdale South's Brenda Whitesell Invitational
(Championship game)

The Hinsdale Central sophomore girls basketball team won the championship of Hinsdale South’s Brenda Whitesell Invitational Saturday.
The Red Devils defeated Sandburg 33-25 after both teams went 3-0 in their respective pools.
Hinsdale Central responded to two Sandburg threes that forced a 16-16 halftime tie by scoring the first four points of the third quarter.
Ahead 23-19 entering the fourth quarter, the Red Devils bolted to a 33-20 advantage with 2:17 left by holding the Eagles to two free throws and without a field goal until 1:08 left.
Freshman Eleanor Monyek had 12 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Freshman Lanie Randle had two fourth-quarter threes in finishing with eight points, freshman Nina Sarros had six points and seven rebounds, freshman Tessa Howe had five points with a three, sophomore Kacey Schlais had a second-quarter basket and sophomore Grace Cole had two steals.
Randle’s threes and two Sarros baskets accounted for a 10-1 run to begin the fourth quarter. Earlier, Hinsdale Central improved an 11-9 second-quarter lead to 16-10 with three free throws from Monyek and Schlais’ bucket.

Hinsdale Central 33, Sandburg 25

Sandburg — M. Coghlan 2 0-0 5, Antoine 2 2-4 8, Corluka 1 0-0 2, Trunk 2 0-0 4, L. Coghlan 2 0-0 6, Prodoehl 0 0-0 0, Para 0 1-2 1, Vrdolyak 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 3-6 25.

Hinsdale Central — Randle 3 0-3 8, Howe 2 0-0 5, Monyek 3 6-10 12, Coie 0 0-0 0, Schlais 1 0-0 2, Sarros 2 2-2 6. Totals 11 8-15 33.

Sandburg 7 9 3 6 —25
Hinsdale Central 8 8 7 10 —33

3-point baskets: HC: Randle 2, Howe; S: Antoine 2, M. Coghlan, L. Coghlan. Fouled out: S: Antoine.

VARSITY
VIDEO INTERVIEWS!
St. Edward game

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Maddie Bokich, Maria Rivera

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Tina Rivera, Maria Rivera

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Kendall Butler, Sarah Cernugel

Varsity game summary
Hinsdale Central 43, St. Edward 41
Saturday, Nov. 24
At Hinsdale South's Brenda Whitesell Invitational
(7th-place game)

The Hinsdale Central girls basketball team’s strong start and composure at the end combined for a great result Saturday.
The Red Devils posted their first victory of the season by edging St. Edward 43-41 in the seventh-place game of Hinsdale South’s Brenda Whitesell Invitational.
Hinsdale Central (1-3) led several times during the game but fell behind 41-38 with 1:29 left before coming through down the stretch.
With the game tied 41-41, sophomore Maria Howell rebounded Sarah Cernugel’s missed three-pointer, was fouled and made two free throws with 17.6 seconds.
St. Edward’s Madeline Ellsworth attempted a three a few steps behind the top of the key with pressure from Cernugel and the shot fell short and out of bounds to the Red Devils, who ran out the final 1.2 seconds.
Cernugel led the Red Devils with 11 points and three threes. Junior Kendall Butler had nine points and 10 rebounds, Rivera and senior Tina Rivera each had six points and six rebounds, junior Anna Howell notched five points on two big third-quarter baskets, including a three and senior Maddie Bokich had four points, six rebounds and three assists.
Only six seconds after a Red Devils’ timeout with 1:19 left, Cernugel became open in the right corner and took a pass from Bokich to connect on her third three-pointer to tie the game. Cernugel then deflected a St. Edward pass that Maria Rivera intercepted in the lane with 45 seconds.
Butler’s first three of the season put the Red Devils ahead 38-37 with 4:24 remaining. The Red Devils then went scoreless their next five possessions and the Green Wave for nearly four minutes, which included two of Tina Rivera’s three blocks on back-to-back possessions.
Hinsdale Central scored the last five points of the first quarter to lead 9-5 and improved the margin to 15-8 early in the second quarter on baskets by Butler to the left of the lane and Bokich and Maria Rivera inside. Two baskets by reserve guard Mia Castro put St. Edward ahead 22-21 at the half.
Back-to-back threes and later back-to-back field goals by Cernugel and Howell had the Red Devils back ahead 33-27 but a basket and three by Ellsworth cut the lead to 33-32 entering the fourth quarter.
Ellsworth had 17 points with one three. Castro and Samantha Ottinger (2 threes) had six points apiece.
Like the Red Devils, St. Edward is starting pretty much anew after graduating nine seniors. The Green Wave again is playing up in Class 3A this season after taking third in 2A in 2017.

Hinsdale Central 43, St. Edward 41

St. Edward — Duffy 1 0-1 2, M. Ellsworth 8 0-0 17, Biggins 1 0-0 2, Niehaus 2 1-2 5, Ottinger 2 0-0 6, Castro 3 0-0 6, Hicks 0 1-2 1, K. Ellsworth 0 0-0 0, O'Neill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 2-5 41.


Hinsdale Central — Cernugel 4 0-1 11, Bokich 2 0-0 4, Butler 4 0-0 9, T. Rivera 3 0-0 6, M. Rivera 2 2-2 6, Howell 2 0-0 5, Ward 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 4-5 43.


St. Edward 5 17 10 9 —41

Hinsdale Central 9 12 12 10 —43


3-point baskets: SE: Ottinger 2, M. Ellsworth; HC: Cernugel 3, Butler, Howell. Fouled out: None.

Saturday, Nov. 24
At Hinsdale South's
Brenda Whitesell Invite
Final round

Varsity: Hinsdale Central 43, St. Edward 41 (7th-place finish)

Sophomores: Hinsdale Central 33, Sandburg 25 (tournament champions!)

Freshmen: Sandburg 46, Hinsdale Central 8 (8th-place finish)

Brenda Whitesell Hinsdale South Invite complete Varsity results

Brenda Whitesell Hinsdale South Invite complete Sophomore results

Brenda Whitesell Hinsdale South Invite complete Freshman results

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2018-19 Varsity

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Varsity Seniors

Maddie Bokich, Tina Rivera

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2018-19 Sophomore Team

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2018-19 Freshman Team

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