Plainfield girls hoops teams gear up for holiday tournaments

By Scott Taylor Multiple teams will be competing in new tournaments this year for the area girls basketball teams as Plainfield North and Plainfield East left the Oswego East Holiday Classic. The Tigers (9-3) will be entering the St. Viator Holiday Tournament, where they will play four games. They open play at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 against Lane Tech. Their next two pool games are at 5:30 p.m. against Zion-Benton and Leyden the next two days. The final round on Dec. 29 will be against a team from the other…

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Cougars get defensive in win over JCA

By Scott Taylor Plainfield South has been struggling defensively at times this year, but you wouldn’t have known it Tuesday night at Joliet Catholic. The Cougars (3-7) forced turnovers and difficult shots throughout the game in a 31-20 win over the Angels. “We were stressing that if they were going to score, it would have to be from the outside,” South coach Lincoln DePaula said. “We wanted to protect the paint and the girls took it to heart. We pressured the ball and they couldn’t really get anything going. It…

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