Maggie Bair

Drake-bound forward Maggie Bair drives past the Sacred Heart-Griffin defense on Saturday in the Cyclones' 32-27 loss to Glenbard South in the 3A state semifinals at Redbird Arena.

NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) -- Sacred Heart-Griffin's first-ever trip to the state tournament went according to plan, at least defensively.

The Cyclones (29-6 entering Saturday) held Glenbard South (26-7) to just 28.2 percent shooting from the field including a 2-point second quarter.

But SHG was even icier, shooting 23.7 percent on the afternoon, and the result was a 32-27 loss. It marked an end to a state title chase that featured a remarkable 16-1 record against Central State 8 opponents.


Payton Vorreyer led the Cyclones with 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Sophie Lowis added 6 and Maddie Manker posted 5.

Glenbard South was led by 6-foot-3 Drake commit Maggie Bair, who scored a game-high 16 points with 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 5 steals.

The Cyclones can still get a 30th win on the season -- they'll play Nazareth for third place tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Redbird Arena.