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Prep roundup: Rosary girls hoops advances to regional final

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – The Rosary girls basketball team knocked off Chicago Raby, 56-42, on Wednesday in an IHSA Class 3A Crane Regional semifinal.

Karly Tate scored 26 points to lead the Royals before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an an eye injury.

“She really had an all-around amazing game for us, and when she went down with about six minutes left in the game, it was kind of like do or die,” Rosary coach Jessie Wilcox said. “Were people going to step up, or were we going to go down? And every single one of our players stepped up.”

Wilcox said Tate will need stitches for her eye injury. Another Rosary starter, Rachel Choice (seven points), rolled an ankle during the game.

The Royals (16-10) will need a huge effort in tonight’s 7:30 p.m regional championship game against perennial state title contender Montini.

“We’ve faced them two times already,” Wilcox said of Rosary’s fellow Suburban Christian Conference member. “The last time we faced them, we didn’t have two of our starters. We have a new game plan, we’ll try to throw a couple new things in to keep them on their toes, and hopefully we’ll have all of our starters back for tomorrow so we’re at full health.”

Class 3A Wheaton Academy Regional: Host Wheaton Academy saw its season brought to a close with a 43-31 loss to Chicago Latin in a regional semifinal.

Jamie Netzley and Katherine Maret had 10 points each for the Warriors.

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