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Playing its second game in the Lake Zurich-Fremd Thanksgiving Turkey Thriller, Rolling Meadows' girls basketball team provided a few thrills with its long distance accuracy.

The Mustangs tossed home nine 3-pointers, including five from sophomore guard Jenny Vliet, and rolled to a 71-51 triumph over Lakes.

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Vliet finished with a game-high 20 points as the No. 16 Mustangs bounced back from a tough 67-55 setback to No. 7 Fremd two days ago.

"It was good to come back after that tough loss," said Vliet, who is starting on the varsity for the second straight season. "Our offense was playing well. This was a great game to work on it and get back into the swing of things."

Classmate Alexis Glasgow (3 3-pointers) and senior Ann Marie Lynch each added 14 points for the Mustangs (2-1) while sophomore Jackie Kemph chipped in 9 with a 3-pointer.

"It was nice to see us go against a zone after what Fremd did to us with its zone on Wednesday," said Mustangs coach Todd Hatfield. "It was refreshing get some good looks."

St. Viator 58, McHenry 37: Mallory Hess (15 points), Erin Fabbri (12), Katie Gavin (11) and Lauren Rooney (8) led St. Viator in the second-round game of the Dundee-Crown tourney.

Rooney also pulled down 15 rebounds while Morgan Hess had 6.

"We played a strong game from the tip," said Lions coach Paul Bjerkness, whose team led 19-6 after one quarter. "We had a great defensive effort in the second quarter (holding McHenry to 2 points)."

Palatine 37, Dundee-Crown 30: Palatine improved to 3-0 as freshman Monica Masini (12 points), junior McKenzie Wiedemann (11) and junior Nia Pappas (9 points) led the way.

Pappas and Wiedemann each had 3-pointers for the Pirates, who are 2-0 in the tourney.

CLA 55, Francis Parker 52: Jess Moriarty (17 points), Megan Sullivan (11) and Jayna Rowland (10) led Christian Liberty Academy (2-1) in the Elgin Academy tournament.

Sullivan connected for 3 3-pointers while Vivian Barclay had one.

York 56, Conant 48: York's Tawny Tucci scored the first 6 points of the game as the Dukes jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and made it stand in the first York Turkey Tournament in Elmhurst.

Conant's 6-foot senior Natalie Kutrumanes powered in a game-high 27 points with 9 rebounds and also made 13 of 16 free throws. Conant (0-2) as a team was 22 of 30, which helped keep things close after York jumped ahead 20-8 after a quarter.

Freshman forward Hailey Rothstein chipped in 6 points for the Cougars.

Fenwick 69, Wheeling 64: Freshman guard Deanna Kuzmanic (21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists), senior Kellie Kuzmanic (16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 steal) and Leah Malsom (11 points, 8 rebounds) led Wheeling (0-2) in the Niles North Thanksgiving tourney game.

Wheeling led the Friars, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A, 17-6 after one quarter and 32-25 at half.

It was the Wildcats' second game against a state-ranked team. They last their opener at Class 4A No. 3 Maine South.

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