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Quinn, Meier help Carmel's Perz win first game

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Quinn, Meier help Carmel's Perz win first game
Daily Herald report

Senior guard Erin Quinn and junior guard Jackie Meier each scored 13 points to lead Carmel Catholic's girls basketball team to a 58-34 win over Grayslake North at Mundelein on Monday night, making a winner of Kelly Perz in her head-coaching debut.

Senior center Beth Scudder added 11 points, and Sarah McHugh had 7 points and 7 rebounds for Carmel, which plays Rolling Meadows at 4:30 p.m. today at Mundelein.

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Quinn's drive and spinning layup gave Carmel a 22-6 lead after one quarter. Meier scored 9 points, including a 3-pointer, and hit all 4 of her shots in the first quarter, which saw the Corsairs go 10 of 14 from the floor.

Scudder went 4 of 4 from the floor in the second quarter and Carmel went into the locker room leading 42-14 on 18-of-27 shooting.

Katie McGrath led Grayslake North with 10 points, Brianna Leon added 8 and sophomore Jordyn Bowen chipped in 7, including a 3-pointer.

The Knights were more competitive in the second half, outscoring the Corsairs 12-7 in the third quarter and winning the half 20-16.

"We're going to run the floor," said coach Jim Sarver, whose Knights graduated all-time leading scorer and rebounder Lauren Erickson and also lost all-area post Kinsey Siler, who transferred out of state. "I think you saw in the second half how we can out-quick people."

Vernon Hills 49, Lake Forest Academy 28 At the Cougar Classic, Lauren Webb scored 11 points and teammate Meri Bennett-Swanson added 10 as Vernon Hills got a winner in its season opener. Webb and Bennett-Swanson also came up big on the boards, with 8 and 7 rebounds respectively.

Wauconda 38, Crystal Lake Central 30Sammy Ellis poured in a game-high 19 points as Wauconda won its first game of the season. With 9 rebounds, Ellis fell just one rebound short of a double-double. Melanie Prudhomme added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Fremd 58, Grant 18With three players in double-figures, Fremd rolled Grant in the season opener for both teams. Donnie Taggart led Grant with 8 points.

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