Lady Eagles defeat North Lawndale

Girls basketball team extends win streak to four with 47-23 victory


Nikola Bilaver '21

Head coach Nicholas Teich talks to the team during a huddle

On March 10, the Jones girls basketball team defeated North Lawndale 47-23, winning their fourth game in a row.

“We’re feeling good, our offense is shaping up a whole lot, our defense is getting better, I think the team is starting to trust each other and figuring out how to play with each other a lot better,” said co-captain Bailey Zalewski ‘22. 

The Jones team was assertive throughout the game, taking a solid lead at the beginning and maintaining that lead throughout the rest of the game.

“We definitely were more confident. We were much more at ease when we had the ball, and we tried to run our plays instead of just like pushing it, and causing turnovers. It was more controlled,” said co-captain Carolina Rondeli ‘22.

After a rocky start to begin the season, the team has been bouncing back in recent times.

“We started off on a bad start because we started with two really aggressive teams, but then we got our confidence back and we play as a team,” said Rondeli. 

Overall, the team has shown great improvements since the beginning of their season, and their coach is very happy with the progress they have made so far. 

“If you compare where we started to where we are right now the improvement is tangible and large, there has been a huge amount of improvement,”said girls basketball head coach Nicholas Teich. “We have a lot more confidence in our sets as a group and we understand our roles a little bit better as individuals.”

With only three games left for the Eagles, the season is slowly dwindling to its end. However, this has motivated the Eagles more to give it their all and win the final games of the season.

“We have three more games left, on Thursday we have Lincoln Park, that should be a pretty good game. I think we should win. And then our two games next week we’re going to be competing for second place in the conference, so I’m hoping that everyone can just bring their ‘A’ game, and that we can compete and show what we can do as a team,” said Zalewski. 

Overall, everyone on the Jones basketball team, from the athletes to the coaches, are confident for their future games. 

“I feel very confident I think like right now we’re rolling downhill, so to speak, and we have a lot of momentum on our side and a lot of confidence, and those are good things,” said Teich.