Posted On: 11/23/19 11:31 AM
With seven teams entered in the Alton tourney Friday night was the essentially the semi final night. Jerseyville played Breese Mater Dei in the final pool play game and Breese Central played Alton in the bracket game. By beating Mater Dei and winning the pool play tie breaker Jerseyville advanced to the championship and Breese Central broke open their game to earn the spot against Jerseyville. It is early in the season and each team is still developing. Here are my observations from these two games.
Jerseyville struggled in their opening round game against Springfield Lanphier, but they seemed to have solved some of those issues before playing Mater Dei. The surprise to me was Lauren Brown. Lauren is a 5'11 2020 post player that had 16 points. She is strong and tough with the nasty streak that I like to see. When she gets the rebound she is going to pivot and clear space and if you would like to keep your own teeth in tact you might want to watch out as she pivots. She does exactly what post players are taught, chin the ball, get your elbows out and pivot to find your outlet pass.Clare Breden continues to do