Terese McMahon dropped in 22 points, and Lakes' girls basketball team defeated visiting Richmond-Burton 49-44 Tuesday night.
Lakes (13-11) trailed 25-22 at halftime, as Richmond-Burton's Alex Callahan scored 10 of her 14 points.
"At halftime, we talked about how our level of intensity was not there on the defensive end to start the game," Lakes coach Pete Schneider said. "That lack of intensity led to us standing around on the offensive end."
The game came down to free throws in the final quarter, as Lakes went 9 of 10 in the fourth. Amanda Smith (7 points) was 5 of 6 from the line, while McMahon made all 4 of her free throws.
"We spend a great deal of time on free throws and we needed all of them tonight," Schneider said.
Sophomore Maya Schmitt gave Lakes a big boost in the second half, scoring 5 of her 7 points in the third quarter.
"Maya does so many things well on the defensive end," Schneider said. "We have been asking her to step up on the offensive end, and she scored a little and distributed the ball very well tonight.
Richmond Burton also got 12 points from Abby Straight.
"Richmond-Burton always plays very disciplined basketball,' Schneider said. "They set hard screens and move well without the ball."
Grayslake North 67, Johnsburg 40: Brittney Thibeaux scored 22 points, and Jordyn Bowen added a season-high 18, sinking four 3-pointers, as the visiting Knights improved to 19-2 and 8-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division.
Kendall Detweiler added 15 points, including two 3s. Grayslake North led 23-3 after one quarter, 41-14 at halftime and 62-27 after three.
Maine West 45, Lake Zurich 43: Sarah Stefaniu scored 18 points for the Bears, whose rally fell short.
Sara Gazdacka added 11 for visiting Lake Zurich, which trailed 32-22 after three quarters, before outscoring the Warriors 21-13 in the fourth.