Carrying her team is what Carie Weinman does.
The stellar senior guard found herself in familiar scoring territory on Dec. 9, when she tossed in 27 points in Glenbrook South’s hard-fought 48-43 victory over visiting Maine South.
“She’s our star,” said teammate Callie Pekosh, who aided the GBS cause with 12 points.
Weinman, a University of Denver recruit, had a pretty amazing second quarter. She scored all 12 of her team’s points in those eight minutes. Her three-pointer with 1:01 left put the Titans (9-1, 3-0) ahead at intermission, 23-22. She finished the game with five three-pointers.
Putting up big numbers has been the norm with Weinman. She has scored 23 points or more in four of her last five games, including 23 against New Trier on Dec. 6, 26 against Fremd on Dec. 3 and 24 against Vernon Hills on Nov. 29.
In the five-game set at the Mundelein Thanksgiving Tournament, Weinman averaged 25 points per game.
In order to beat a stubborn Maine South squad (6-4, 1-2), the Titans needed a second scoring source. And they got that from Pekosh. The senior guard, a returning starter, scored nine of her career-high 12 points in the second half, including a huge three-pointer with 5:26 left to play.
“We’ve got a lot of confidence in Callie’s ability to score,” said Weinman. “She worked really hard in the offseason. She’s really improved.”
“With teams keying on Carie, we need to have someone step up,” said GBS head coach Steve Weissenstein. “Her 12 points tonight made a difference.”
Glenbrook South’s Game Balls: Carie Weinman (guard), Callie Pekosh (guard)
Maine South’s Game Ball: Fiona Spuria (forward)
Player of the Game: Weinman
Glenbrook South’s Stat Leaders: Weinman (27 points, 5 three-pointers, 5 rebounds, 6 steals), Pekosh (12 points, 3 rebounds), Gabby Amesquita (5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Lizzy Shaw (2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals), Makayla Stadler (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals).
Maine South’s Stat Leader: Spuria (14 points)