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Playing two games in one day during the first week of the season can be difficult.
It was Saturday for the Streamwood girls basketball team.
The Sabres started strong Saturday evening against McHenry, holding a 10-point lead after the first quarter. But the Warriors had more energy in the second half to beat Streamwood, 51-43, at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving Classic.
"(The Warriors) were much, much, much quicker and faster in the second half," Sabres coach George Rosner said. "They were running us. We couldn't run them."
Streamwood (2-1), which beat St. Viator 47-43 earlier Saturday, got 6 points apiece from Hannah McGlone and Jessica Cerda to take a 16-6 lead after the first quarter.
The Warriors also played twice Saturday and looked sluggish in the first quarter against the Sabres, shooting 3-for-7 and committing 5 turnovers.
"We opened up real strong. We looked good," Rosner said. "I think we had a chance to make that lead a lot bigger, but instead it went totally the other way."
McHenry scored the first 7 points of the second quarter to get within 3, 16-13. The Sabres increased the lead back to 8, 26-18, on a 3-point play from McGlone with 2:07 left before halftime. The Warriors went on an 8-0 run, capped by an Emma Romme 3-pointer, to tie the game at 26-26 with 25 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The teams traded baskets in the final 10 seconds as the game went to halftime tied 28-28.
The Warriors again came out and scored the first 7 points of the second half, grabbing their first lead of the game.
"We lost the momentum going to the half," Rosner said. "We gave up the first (seven) points of the third quarter. That's not good. We can't come out like that."
Streamwood wouldn't get any closer than 3, 35-32, the rest of the game.
The Sabres shot 7-for-23 in the second half and couldn't take advantage of 11 second-half turnovers from McHenry.
McGlone, a sophomore, led Streamwood with 15 points and 6 rebounds. DeJa Moore added 8 points. Holly Foret finished with 6.
Meghan Mortell led the Warriors with 14 points. Michelle Kelly added 9, all coming on 3-pointers in the second half.
Streamwood 47, St. Viator 43: Hannah McGlone scored 20 points, had 12 rebounds and 5 steals and Jessica Cerda added 13 points as the Sabres, down 21-18 at halftime, came back for the win. Streamwood made 17 of 19 from the free-throw line to seal the win.