Kathleen Felicelli scored a game-high 20 points, and Carmel Catholic's girls basketball team survived a fourth-quarter flurry from Prairie Ridge to win 63-62 in the Mundelein Turkey Tournament on Wednesday night.
Carmel, which improved to 3-0, also received 12 points from Cassidy Kloss and 10 apiece from Alexa Svoboda and Emma Rappe. Leah Lach chipped in 8 points.
Carmel will play Highland Park (0-3) at 6 p.m. Friday.
Grant 51, Grayslake North 46: At Mundelein, Jasmine Sangster scored 12 points, and the Bulldogs rallied from a 37-33 deficit after three quarters to stun the Knights.
Grant (1-2) outscored Grayslake North (1-2) by a 18-9 margin in the fourth.
Kaylie Kanzler added 10 points for Grant, while 6-foot sophomore Taylor Drake chipped in 9.
Grayslake North received 19 points from Kendall Detweiler, 10 from Brittney Thibeaux and 9 from Sidney Lovitsch.
Stevenson 49, Glenbrook South 48: At Schaumburg, junior Taylor Buford hit the tying and go-ahead free throws with 6.7 seconds left, as the Patriots earned their first win of the season.
Buford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Stevenson junior Sophia Way led all scorers with 16 points.
The Patriots received 8 points from freshman Ashley Richardson and 7 from sophomore Jessica Burke.
"We bounced back from a disappointing first game," said coach Tom Dineen, whose Patriots opened the Schaumburg tournament Monday with a 56-18 loss to Trinity. "It was a great team effort."
Johnsburg 49, Lakes 43: At Johnsburg, despite what coach Pete Schneider called "an incredible display of athleticism" by junior Alyssa Brey, the Eagles dropped their season opener.
Brey, who stands 5 feet 1, pulled down 16 rebounds to go along with her 6 points.
"Rebounding is mostly heart," Schneider said.
The game was close all night.
"We are young and did not play with confidence tonight, but that will come," said Schneider, who does return any starters. "We do not have players that have a great deal of varsity experience this year, so getting the jitters out is part of the learning process."
Sophomore point guard Ellie Haviland, starting her first varsity game, led Lakes in scoring with 11 points.
"Ellie did a great job, as did many," Schneider said. "I am proud of the kids. They did not fold or give in, and played hard the whole game."
Senior Kelsey Kohler added 8 points for Lakes and "did a great job showing leadership," Schneider said.
Johnsburg was led by Kayla Toussant with 16 points and Maddie Himpeimann with 13.
Lakes plays at Fremd on Friday night and then again on Saturday at home against Elk Grove.
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