By Chris Johnson


Belvidere North is doing what has to be done already. The Lady Blue Thunder team knows they, along with many other programs, could still chase the Hononegah Lady Indians and more than likely, the Rockford Boylan Lady Titans all the way until February.

Looking at their early season schedule, Belvidere North is 2-2. They have defeated Marengo and Rockford Guilford, two programs who often find themselves facing a rebuilding process and Burlington Central and Elgin Larkin.

Elgin Larkin plays in a tough conference with a large school enrollment. Burlington Central has been statistically very good for a while now.

Three of the last four years, Larkin has competed for the regional title. In the same span, Burlington Central has won three regional titles and the sectional qualifiers to follow.

In 2014, the Lady Rockets finished their run to Redbird Arena with a fourth place trophy.

Belvidere North fought until the last possible shot in their Saturday, Nov. 19 loss to Burlington Central, coming up one point short 37-36. To Larkin, the Lady Blue Thunder lost by only three, 60-57.

The test for Belvidere North really began on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Belvidere North was favored to defeat the Jefferson Lady J-Hawks, if statistics are correct. Covering the 2013 through 2015 seasons, Jefferson carried a 4-51 mark. They are expected to still present challenges in the NIC-10 post-Thanksgiving opener.

If Belvidere North wants to be champion this season, they will have a chance to express their feelings on Saturday, Dec. 2 when they host the Hononegah Lady Indians.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Belvidere North opens a four-game road swing through the NIC-10, starting at Harlem High School. Trips to Guilford on Friday, Dec. 9, Freeport on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and Rockford East will still wait for Belvidere North, before time-off is offered, prior to the Christmas holiday.

On Friday, Jan. 6, Belvidere North exits its winter-“break”-slumber to host the Boylan Lady Titans.

By the Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting with the Belvidere Lady Bucs at Belvidere, the Lady Blue Thunder could be looking at the start of a somewhat easier closing schedule. They have to survive until February, if they want to be a contender for post-season game play.

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