For most of the last three decades, Hersey's girls basketball team had made its home in the Maine West Tip-Off Classic in Des Plaines to start their season.
When that tournament ended its long run last season, the Huskies moved into the inaugural Hoffman Estates Thanksgiving Tournament.
They are right at home again.
Hersey won its second straight game with a 58-31 victory over Maine West on Thursday night.
Freshman Claire Gritt led the Huskies with 14 points and 4 steals while junior Annie Korff added 12 points with 6 rebounds.
Gritt's 3-pointer in the second quarter gave the Huskies a 19-9 lead and they never looked back.
Senior Morgan Harris (8 points), freshman Kelly Weyhrich (6 points, 4 steals) and junior Juliette Vainisi (5 points) also had 3-pointers for the winners.
Sophomore center Maggie Berigan added 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners.
"Our guards did a great job putting pressure on the perimeter," said Hersey coach Mary Fendley. "They really worked hard out there on defense and a lot of that got our offense going."
Maine West (1-1) was led by senior forward Brittany Collins (12 points, 11 rebounds).
Julia Huinker added 9 points.
Barrington 65, Libertyville 41: Senior guard Angie Kirchoff scored a game-high 21 points and sophomore forward Megan Talbot added 15 as Barrington opened its season with a win in the Buffalo Grove tournament.
Kirchoff hit 4 3-pointers, all in the first half, and the Fillies led 35-24 at intermission.
Kelly Katis scored all 7 of her points in the first half.
Brooke Gunderson (7 points) and Auri Grayson (3 points) also hit 3-pointers for Barrington.
Maine South 59, Buffalo Grove 46: Maine South led 23-19 at half and went on to win the opening-round game of the Buffalo Grove tournament.
The top scorer for the Bison was Maddie Welter (15 points), who was 9-of-9 at the free throw line. Maddy Callahan added 9 points while Sammy Stejskal and Teagan Hutchings chipped in 6 apiece.
Lake Park 70, Hoffman Estates 40: Freshman Monraia (12 points), freshman Maya Bowens (11) and senior Andrea Wolinski (9) led the offense for Hoffman, which is 0-2 in its own tournament.
Wilson and Wolinski each hit 3-pointers for the Hawks.
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