Fenwick got 22 points from Maya Garland in its first East Suburban Catholic Conference victory of the season over Benet Tuesday. Read more from Phil Brozynski on High School Cube News.
It has been a difficult season for Fenwick, which lost sophomore Deja Cage before the season started with an ACL injury, then watched Sun-Times All-Area selection Jade Owens go down with a severe ankle injury in mid-November.
But the Friars aren’t feeling sorry for themselves, and Tuesday at Benet, they got 22 points from Maya Garland and 15 points from junior Jenny Mackowiak and forced 23 turnovers in registering their first East Suburban Catholic Conference victory of the season, 63-53.
Garland was 4-of-9 from three-point range and her teammates were 5-of-16. Seven of those total conversions came in the first half.
“We’re definitely starting to play better than when the season began,” Garland said. “We’re coming together. We’re a young team, especially now that we lost Owens who is a senior and a tremendous leader. But the younger girls are starting to get it.”