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Panther Pride: Proviso West Girls Basketball Team Works Hard in Regionals

February 17, 2012 09:15 AM
Girls basketball | 4A Proviso West Regional: Proviso West tops Lyons for a shot at No. 2 Young
By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune reporter
Proviso West sophomore Mikaela Boyd slipped out of her shoe while she had the ball midway through the fourth quarter of Wednesday's Class 4A regional semifinal against Lyons.

Closely guarded by a Lyons defender, she dribbled around with the shoe off for several seconds before kicking the ball out of a dangerous corner. Jasmine Jackson finished the possession with a layup.

Nothing was going to ruin Proviso West's focus on advancing to the regional final against Young. Jackson scored 21 points, and Boyd added 11 points and six steals to lead the host Panthers to a 54-37 victory against West Suburban Silver rival Lyons, which won the previous meeting between the teams in January.

"The plan was to get the win, so we could play Whitney Young," Boyd said. "We came out focused and we had our heads on. Last time we played (Lyons) our minds weren't in the game."

Proviso West (22-10) pulled ahead with a 14-0 second-quarter run, fueled by Jackson's seven points. Read more…


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