The Illinois Rockets 17 Red squad went 3-1 in pool play at the USJN Windy City Classic on April 20-22 in Waukegan and Pleasant Prairie (WI).
The Rockets ladies dispatched of the West Michigan Drive 17s, the Minnesota Stars 17s and the Heart of Illinois 17s, while losing to the pool winner, the Wisconsin Elite, who also went 3-1 but won the tiebreaker based on the head-to-head triumph over our Rockets kids.
By finishing 2nd in their pool, the Rockets faced the 2nd place winner from their adjacent pool for their 5th game – the Wisconsin Impact. In a very well-played and hotly contested affair, the Rockets missed an open look at a 3 point shot at the buzzer to lose, 55-52.
Rockets players are Kiah Rufus, Celia Satter, Jaida Smith, Nikki Kwilosz, Olivia Hill, Abi Baumgartner, Emily Rohman, Zoe Ketterman, Maddie McCarthy and Emily Koziol. The Rockets are coached by Drew Ondik, Nicolette Rini and Antwainette Walker.