It wasn't pretty but the 14th-seeded Weston girls basketball team got the job done when it had to Tuesday. Weston defeated 19th-seeded Northwestern 28-23 in the first round of the Class M playoffs, raising its record to 14-8. The Lady Trojans will play at third-seeded Plainfield Friday at 7 p.m.

Junior Ellie Martin led Weston with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Senior tri-captain Hannah Hutchins deftly set up the offense with seven assists and she had some nice plays that led baskets by 6-0 sophomore center Anna Mahony. Mahony scored eight points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots. One thing that doesn't show up in the stats is the countless amount of times Mahony forced Northwestern to take a poor shot.