Buffalo Grove girls basketball coach Steve Kolodziej didn't have to wait long for his first career win.
The Bison rookie coach watched his team open the season with a 55-50 victory over Westinghouse on Thursday night in the Buffalo Grove.
Bailey North (11 points), Courtney Meyer (10) and Kimberly Herzog (10) led the way on offense.
Carly Cheever added 6 points for the winners in the their first game of the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving tourney.
Maine South 49, Barrington 41: Junior guard Angie Kirchoff led the Fillies (1-1) with 19 points (2 3-pointers) in their first game of the Buffalo Grove tourney against the highly-regarded Hawks (2-0).
Barrington senior forward Alexa Resch added 9 points with 10 rebounds and junior teammate Aoife Callanan had 7 with 3 steals.
The top rebounders for the Fillies were freshman Bryanna Hopkins (5), freshman Megan Talbot (3) and sophomore Bailee McDonald (2).
Illinois bound Jacqui Grant, a 6-foot-3 forward, led Maine South with 15 points.
"Alexa (5-10) did a nice job on Grant," said Fillies coach Babbi Barreiro. "I was real encouraged. Maine South has some nice depth and experience back and I thought we battle the all the way."
On many occasions, Barreiro had three freshmen on the floor with two other underclassmen.
"We learned a lot," she said. "I have a lot of respect for what he (Hawks coach Mark Smith) does there, and I was happy with how we played.
"We didn't shoot real well but we were in the game all the way. Defensively, we made a few mistake that hurt but I was real proud of the kids."
Hoffman Estates 49, Lake Park 36: The Hawks improved to 2-0 in the Elk Grove-Hoffman Estates tourney as seniors Becca Stoczynski (17 points), Destinee Young (15 points) and Shante Hill (9) led the way.
Classmate Rachel Mirabile added 7 for the Hawks, who led 23-5 after the first quarter and saw Lake Park get close only in the late stages of the game.
Schaumburg 53, Rockford Boylan 50: Schaumburg improved to 2-0 in its own Thanksgiving tourney as sophomore Jada Blackwell (13 points), junior Madison Laramie (10) and senior Amanda Kelly (8) were its top scorers.
Kelly had a pair of 3-pointers while Blackwell and sophomore Brittany Reinhart each had one.
Neuqua Valley 44, Prospect 39: Neuqua Valley handed Prospect (2-1, 1-1) its first loss at the York tourney.
Sophomore Taylor Will (10 points) and senior Michele Molini (8) each had pair of 3-pointers for the Knights.
Sophomore teammate Catherine Sherwood chipped in 9 points while Adriane Falagario also hit a 3-pointer for Prospect, which faces Conant at 6 p.m. today when they tourney resumes.
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