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Divisonal wins for Palatine, RM: Fremd takes two at Sterling
 

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Divisonal wins for Palatine, RM: Fremd takes two at Sterling
Daily Herald report

Palatine hiked its record to 2-1 in the Mid-Suburban West girls basketball standings with a 42-40 victory at Schaumburg on Saturday night.

The Pirates (11-2), who led 35-25 after three quarters, were paced on offense by McKenzie Wiedemann (12 points, 5 assists), Nia Pappas (11 points, 2 assists) and Monica Masini (11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists).

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Schaumburg (4-7, 0-3) received 15 points and 4 rebounds from sophomore Jada Blackwell. Teammates Madison Laramie chipped in 8 points and Brittany Reinhart 7 while Riley Williams had 3 assist and 2 steals.

Rolling Meadows 65, Wheeling 34: Senior Jackie Kemph (8 assists, 6 rebounds, 6 steals) scored a game-high 29 points as Rolling Meadows improved to 3-0 in the MSL East and 12-0 overall.

Alexis Glasgow and Jenny Vliet (8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists) each added 12 for the Mustangs.

"This was our best effort defensively all season," said Mustangs coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "Deanna Kuzmanic is an outstanding player and we played really good team defense to slow her down. I thought we played great individual and team defense."

Senior Brie Majkowski led Wheeling (3-7, 1-2) with 10 points while sophomore Kuzmanic and junior Elizabeth Smith each chipped in 6.

Sterling Shootout: Fremd (11-2) added two more wins on Saturday to complete a 3-0 weekend in Sterling.

The Vikings played four games in three days starting with Thursday's 44-34 win over Conant.

"We are pretty tired," said Vikes coach Dave Yates. "I felt like our kids made some great strides against some very good teams.

"We still have many things to improve on but I really liked our showing this weekend. Our effort and energy was as good as it has been all year."

Senior guard Ashley McConnell scored 18 of her game-high 22 points in the second half when the Vikings topped state-ranked Peoria Richwoods 61-53.

Fremd was down by 7 points at half.

"We battled all second half and really stepped up and made some big plays," Yates said "Ashley (McConnell) was amazing knocking down four huge 3-pointers in the third quarter."

Bernie Williams added 13 points for Fremd followed by Marilyn Lortz (10) and Hannah LaBarge (9).

"Bernie, Marilyn and Hannah made some big buckets down the stretch to help us take control of the game," Yates aid. "This was a great team victory. We played much better defensively to close out the game."

LaBarge had 5 rebounds and 5 steals while freshman guard Brianna Lewis handed 4 assists.

Williams (16 points) was the top scorer for Fremd in a 55-40 triumph over Moline later in the day. McConnell added 15 and Brianna Lewis 7.

Fremd jumped out to a 15-5 lead and never looked back.

"Moline was well-coached and battled the entire game," Yates said. "Bernie had a big game (16 points) and has really stepped up her production in Haley Gorecki's (ankle injury) absence."

Shannon Wittel, Lewis, Erica Simios, Sydney Sek and Erin Lenahan also gave the Vikings strong second-half minutes to close the game out.

Hoffman Estates at Barrington: A gun threat fueled a decision by Barrington Unit District 220 officials to cancel a high school dance at Barrington High School as well as the girls basketball game scheduled for Saturday evening.

The game will be rescheduled at a later date. For details on the threat, see the story in Section 1.

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