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Hersey settles in with another Hoffman win
Daily Herald report

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.

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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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