Plainfield East holds off Bolingbrook, headed to 1st sectional final in school history

History was made and matched Tuesday night in the East Aurora Sectional semifinal matchup between No. 7 seed Plainfield East and No. 1 Bolingbrook. In the Bengals’ 69-60 win over the Raiders, East set a program¬†record with its 25th win, the girls became the first team in school history to advance to a sectional final and they are only the second basketball team in District 202 history to advance to a sectional championship (Plainfield girls, 2001). “We’re not settling,” Plainfield East coach Tony Wazonis said. “Our goal is to be…

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Plainfield East wins first regional title; Bolingbrook up next

Not many people gave No. 7 seed Plainfield East a chance to beat No. 2 Oswego East in the Plainfield East Regional final Thursday. However, the Bengals believed and that belief paid off in a 51-48 win after losing each of their previous two meetings by more than 20 points. “The first time we played them Kennedy Collins was hurt and we weren’t sure how long she would be out for,” Plainfield East coach Tony Wazonis said. “The second time we just lost to Minooka and were a little bit…

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Plainfield East rolls past Lockport; earns rematch with Oswego East in regional final

Olivia Jenkins talks about Plainfield East's win over Lockport. Jenkins scored 26 points. Posted by Plainfield Sports Network on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Typically a matchup between seven and 10 seeds is a close game, but that wasn’t the case in the Plainfield East Regional semifinal. Plainfield East, the No. 7 seed, got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 70-55 win over No. 10 Lockport. “Losing Kennedy (Collins) Tuesday, we knew it would be a big loss for us and she would be out for…

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Pressure defense, ball movement key Plainfield East win over South

Plainfield East used its pressure defense and ball movement to jump out to a 15-0 lead en route to a 77-35 win Tuesday night over Plainfield South at South. It was a 22-5 lead after the first quarter and 48-11 at the half. “We talked about staying unselfish and we’ve been very unselfish lately,” East coach Anthony Wazonis said. “Most of our baskets come off assists and when we do that and run up and down the court, we are hard to stop. We want to keep that focus for…

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