Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Champions 1991, 1992, 2001
The Saint Ignatius Girls Basketball program creates an environment of excellence for young women through an expectation of dedication, an appreciation of competition and a sacrifice to team. We encourage young women to challenge themselves, mentally and physically, to compete today to prepare for tomorrow. The Wolfpack compete in Class 4A with the Illinois High School Association and play in the highly competitive Girls Catholic Athletic Conference.
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The Pack losses to Loyola 54-43 and falls to 17-13 on the year. Junior Lauren McDonald recorded her career 1000th point with her 15 point effort. The Pack returns to play Friday against LT in their last regular season game before the IHSA playoffs begin.
The Pack falls to Marist 73-63. Balanced scoring helped the Pack compete versus the number five team in the State; JuniorLauren McDonald had 17 points, classmate Rhema Ogele had 14 and Senior Paige Gross had 11 points. Freshman Maureen Regan has 12 point, all beyond the arc. The Pack is 17-12 on the year.
The Pack improved to 17-11 on the year with a win against St. Joe's. Junior Lauren McDonald had 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in the win. Junior Rhema Ogele had 14 points and a pair of blocks to help the Pack. The team returns to action in a non-conference game against Marist High School on Thursday.
The Pack improved to 16-11 on the year with a 63-38 win over De La Salle on Senior Night. Tough play of seniors Maggie Lynn, Sofie Kowalski and Paige Gross contributed to the win, Gross led all scorers with 28 points. Junior Rhema Ogele had a double double (12 points, 11 rebounds) in the win. The Pack returns to play on Friday at St. Joe's.
The Pack lost to conference rival Mother McAuley 46-38 in a hard fought battle. Junior Lauren McDonald had 11 points and classmate Rhema Ogele chipped in with 8. The Pack, 15-11 on the year, return to play Tuesday with a game against De La Salle.
Seven players scored in the Packs 53-41 defeat of Trinity. Junior Rhema Ogele scored 12 points and classmate Lauren McDonald added 17 points to secure the win. The Pack, 15-10 on the year and 4-2 in conference play, returns to action against Mother McAuley.
The Pack lost 56-54 to York in the Kipp Hoopfest. Paige Gross filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 steals. Lauren McDonald added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the game. Lauren was named the Player of the Game for her efforts. The Pack, 14-10 on the year, returns to play with conference opponent Trinity.
The Pack defeated Fenwick 60-42 in a big conference win to improve to 14-9 on the year and 3-2 in GCAC play.Senior Paige Gross led all scorers with 19 points, while Junior Lauren McDonald turned in a full stat sheet with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The team returns to play Saturday with a game at the Kipp Hoopfest shootout versus York. The Wolfpack and the Warriors of Maine West are the only two teams who have been in the Kipp Hoopfest shootout since its inception 30 years ago.
The Pack improved to 13-9 on the year with a 58-42 win in the GCAC crossover game against Providence. Senior Paige Gross led all scores with 21 points. Juniors Lauren McDonald and Rhema Ogele chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively. The team returns to play on Friday with a home conference game against Fenwick.
On the big stage of Loyola University, the Wolfpack dropped a heartbreaker to Loyola in OT 56-52 returning the Jesuit Cup to Loyola for the first time in two years. The Pack is 11-9 on the season, 1-2 in GCAC play and returns to play against Phillips.
The Pack improves to 12-9 on the year with a hard fought OT win over Phillips in the Showcase in the Park shootout at Kenwood Academy. The team was led by Junior Lauren McDonald's 23 points and freshman Maureen Regan's 12, all of Regan's points were from beyond the arc. The strong play of seniors Sofie Kowalski and Maggie Lynn were key to the victory, Kowalski tied the game in OT with two crucial free throws. Freshman Ada Taute scored the other 8 overtime points, including the two game winning free throws with 6 seconds to go. The Pack goes back to battle GCAC crossover opponent Providence on Tuesday before they invite Red Division foe Fenwick to Ignatius for a boy/girl double header on Friday.
The Pack lost in the final round of the Grow the Game tournament 51-45 to Trinity High School. Senior Paige Gross and juniors Lauren McDonald and Rhema Ogele chipped in with 12 points a piece. The Pack, 11-8 on the year, will return to play with a conference rival Loyola on Friday in the Jesuit Cup. The Pack will fight to keep the cup at Ignatius for the third straight year.
The Pack lost their first game of the Grow the Game Tournament to Norcross, GA by a score of 49-43. Lauren McDonald led the Pack with 16 points, Rhema Ogele chipped in 12 in the loss. The tournament was developed to highlight equality in girls sports and features 14 teams coached by women and has all female referees working the games. The Pack returns to play Friday against New Trier in the second round of the tournament.
In the Consolation Championship, the Pack lost to Rock Island 50-45. Lauren McDonald had 15 points and Rhema Ogele added 12. The Pack went 2-2 in State Farm Holiday Classic and is 11-5 on the year. They return to action January 2nd in the inaugural Grow the Game tournament
In the third round of the State Farm Holiday Classic, the Wolfpack defeated Springfield 54-48 to advance to the consolation championship game. Junior Lauren McDonald led all scorers with 24 points, classmate Rhema Ogele added 14. The Pack takes on Rock Island for the consolation championship.
The Wolfpack improved to 10-4 on the year with a 64-40 win over Bloomington in the consolation quarterfinal of the State Farm Holiday Classic. Nine players scored in the game, led by Paige Gross who had 13 in the win. The Pack closes out the tournament tomorrow with two games, their first will be against Springfield High School.
The Pack lost to a very good Geneseo team in the opening round of the State Farm Holiday Classic. The Pack lost 70-63 despite Lauren McDonald's 28 points. Paige Gross chipped in with 13 points. The Pack is 9-4 on the year and returns to play Friday against Bloomington High School.
The Pack lost conference game to Montini 43-30. Junior Leah Poorman led the team with 8 points and 8 rebounds. The Pack heads into their State Farm Holiday Tournament at 9-3 on the year, with all three losses coming to top ranked teams in the state. The Pack returns to play on Thursday against Geneseo in the first round of their holiday tournament.
The Pack improves to 9-2 with a tough fought win over Marshall 55-43. The Pack was led by Senior Paige Gross' 19 points and junior Rhema Ogele's 12 points. The Pack faces conference foe Montini on 12/20 before heading into the holiday break
The Pack improves to 8-2 on the year with a 58-34 win over Regina in a GCAC crossover game. Nine players scored in the game, led by senior Paige Gross 16 points. Leah Poorman added 12 and Maggie Lynn chipped in 9. The Pack returns to play on Saturday against Marshall.
The Pack lost a heartbreaker to Kenwood who scored with 3 seconds left to win 53-50. Juniors Lauren McDonald and Rhema Ogele each had 15 points, while senior Paige Gross added 14. The Wolfpack is 7-2 on the year as they head into their next game, a GCAC crossover against Regina.
The Pack improves to 7-1 on the season with a 61-56 OT win over Nazareth in the GCAC-ESCC challenge. Junior Lauren McDonald led the team with 19 points and classmate Ella Richards had career high 15 points in the win. The Pack returns to action with a home match up against rival Kenwood at 7 p.m.
The Pack improves to 6-1 on the year with a 55-49 win over Resurrection in a GCAC cross over game. Junior Lauren McDonald had 21 points in the win, senior Paige Gross recorded 14. Freshman Maureen Regan had nine, all from beyond the arc. The Pack returns to play against Nazareth in the GCAC/ESCC match up on Sunday.
The Pack improved to 5-1 on the year with a hard fought 67-56 win over Jones College Prep. Junior Lauren McDonald had a season high 29 points in the effort. Senior Paige Gross chipped in with 12 points. The Pack opens league play on Thursday with a crossover game against Resurrection on Thursday, December 5th.
The Wolfpack took the Brenda Whitesell Thanksgiving Invitational Title with a 61-54 win over Stagg, it is their third consecutive title. The Pack took down OPRF, Addison Trail, Sandburg and Stagg to claim the title this year. Against Addison Trail, Junior Rhema Ogele recorded 6 blocks, 13 rebounds and 7 points to lead the Pack to 47-24 win. Junior Lauren McDonald was the leading scorer for the Pack with 12 points. The Pack played a strong Sandburg team in the semi-finals and came out with a 52-48 win. Freshman Maureen Regan recorded a big steal and finish to put the game out of reach as the game ended. Lauren McDonald continued to fill her stat sheet with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists against the Eagles. In the title game, Junior Lauren McDonald led the pack with 18 points. Senior Paige Gross chipped in 13 points, 7 from the charity stripe. Junior Rhema Ogele had a double double with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Junior Leah Poorman was also a force on the boards, with 10 rebounds. The Wolfpack improves to 4-1 on the year and looks to keep the win streak alive against Jones College Prep, on Tuesday.
The Pack picked up their first win of the season beating Oak Park River Forest 49-32 in the first round of the Brenda Whitesell tournament. Junior Lauren McDonald led all scorers with 17 points, 12 of which came behind the arc. Junior Rhema Ogele had 12 points in the win. The Pack, 1-1, returns to play Saturday when they will face Addison Trail in the second round of the tournament.
The Wolfpack tipped off their season against number 1 pre-season ranked Benet Academy with a physical 52-41 loss. The Pack was led by Senior Paige Gross who scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half. Junior Lauren McDonald chipped in with 8 points. The Pack returns to play at the Brenda Whitesell tip off against Oak Park River Forest on Thursday.