Scouts breeze past Waukegan, eye match-up with Maine South


Will Davis

WAUKEGAN, Ill.–The Waukegan girls basketball team simply couldn’t keep up with the high-octane Lake Forest Scouts girls basketball offense last night in the Dawg Pound, Waukegan’s historic gymnasium. The Scouts (5-2, 2-0) were able to get all of their rostered players into the game Thursday night en route to a 62-27 on the road.

Jen Whittington led the Scouts with 16 points. Halle Douglass totaled 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals, while Lily Trkla added 8 points and 6 rebounds.

Though the Bulldogs couldn’t pose much of a threat to Coach Wilhelm’s team–who is now (2-0) in NSC play–the Scouts will certainly be tested this Saturday at 6 pm when they travel to Fremd High School in Palatine to take on the (6-1) Maine South Hawks in tournament action. The Hawks, have steamrolled their opponents with their only loss coming to Mother McAuley, a perennial state powerhouse in girls basketball that is also the largest all female school in the country.

The Hawks have scored 326 (46.57 PPG) points so far this season while they are only allowing 273 (39.0 PPG). The Scouts, on the other hand, are averaging 48.8 points per game themselves and look to test their improved play against Maine South, who is one of the better teams in the highly-competitive CSL South Conference.