Winnetka, Sports

Loyola gobbles up victories in Thanksgiving tourney, bests New Trier to earn title

The Loyola Academy girls basketball put together one of its best seasons in a COVID-19-shortened and – delayed season in the spring.

And despite losing five collegiate-level players to graduation, the Ramblers are picking up right where they left off. Their 43-25 rout of New Trier gave the Ramblers the New Trier/Loyola Thanksgiving Tournament title and pushed them to 6-0 on the young season.

Senior Angelina Giordano guided Loyola with 17 points, while sophomore Paige Engels added 12 points for Loyola.

Loyola’s Paige Engels and New Trier’s Kaley Carpenter fight for a rebound in the rivalry tilt.

The win capped an impressive tournament run for the Ramblers, who topped Stevenson 56-50, Phillips 49-28, Taft 63-27 and Warren 38-34 in earlier tournament action.

Against New Trier, Loyola surged to a 19-7 lead by halftime and kept the Trevians at bay in the second.

Junior forward Maeve Kelly paced New Trier with 10 points. Senior Casey Scharoff chipped in eight. Along with senior returning starter Abby Ryan, the two are key pieces for the Trevians this season.

The Trevians finish the tournament at 4-2 with wins against Phillips(55-45), Warren (54-26), Taft (57-23) and Fenwick (53-45) and losses to Stevenson (63-46) and Loyola.

New Trier picks back up with conference play on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Niles West.

The Trevs Casey Scharoff (23) puts up a contested shot amid a swarm of Ramblers.

The Trevians will cohost the Grow the Game Shootout starting Saturday, Dec. 18, and wrapping up on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at North Central College in Naperville.

They then play in the Charger-Komaromy Holiday Classic at Dundee-Crown High School from Dec. 27-30.

The Ramblers host Mother McAuley on Nov. 30 and will play in the Montini Christmas Tournament from Dec. 27-30.

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