Great Western Forum – South Bend, Indiana – Saturday, December 17th

Head coach Steve Reynolds and the Lady Panthers have waited for this game all week long. The Panthers had another great test, and this time it was their opponent coming to the Great Western Forum. #1 Washington recently jumped to #9 in the ESPN rankings for girls basketball nationwide. Bolingbrook came to South Bend on Saturday with an unblemished (12-0) record. This matchup was setting up to be a great one.

Bolingbrook had the slight edge over South Bend Washington at the end of the first quarter, leading 19-16. It was seemingly obvious however that Washington had a mismatch down in the paint with (2025) 4 star forward Kira Reynolds.

The second quarter was a change of pace, the Panthers held Bolingbrook to just 7 points. Purdue commit Rashunda Jones was able to get out in transition and make things happen while Kira Reynolds continued to dominate in the paint. Washington led at halftime, 39-26.

The Panthers continued to assert themselves offensively and defensively in the third quarter, leading 56-43 after three.

Bolingbrook made a huge run in the fourth quarter, hitting shots from behind the arch and eventually cutting the deficit to 5 points. However that would not be enough, Senior leadership from Amiyah Reynolds (Maryland commit) and Rashunda Jones (Purdue commit) were not going to let this one slip away from them.

Final Score:

#1 South Bend Washington – 69

#3 Bolingbrook (Illinois) – 63

South Bend Washington Stats:

Kira Reynolds – 23 points, 13 rebounds, 7 blocks, 4 assists

Amiyah Reynolds – 13 points

Riyah Wilson – 12 points

Monique Mitchell – 8 points

Toledo women’s basketball was also in the house to watch a few Washington players.

#1 South Bend Washington improved to (14-0) and will face Winchester and Columbia City after break on December 29th