Maine West's all-time leading scorer Brittany Collins showed why she has earned that milestone as the senior collected a game-high 32 points with 12 rebounds to help lead the Warriors to a 50-46 victory in the opening round of the 31st annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic Girls Tournament.
It was Collins' fourth game of the season with 30 or more points and the Saint Xavier recruit has a double-double in early every game this season.
The Warriors, who have won five D-C titles under coach Derril Kipp, improved to 10-3 overall and will face tourney top seed New Trier today at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Collin's post partner Julia Huinker added 8 points and Abbey Herling 7 for the Warriors.
Conant 50, Loyola 36: Sophomore guard Nireet Dhillon and junior forward Alissa Wachal each scored 11 points as Conant (9-5) advanced to the semifinals of the Mundelein tournament and will play the host Mustangs at 8 p.m. today.
The Cougars, who led 12-9 after a quarter and 29-20 at half, also received 8 points from Lexi Zades, 7 from Haley Anderson and 6 from Sarah Mazurek.
Schaumburg 50, Jacobs 34: Brittany Reinhart and Lilly Chavarria each scored 14 points as the Saxons (2-10) won their first game in the Wheaton North tournament.
Freshman Laura O'Connell led the Saxons with 8 rebounds while Mallory Gerber grabbed 4.
"We've been showing improvement so it's nice to see it result in win," said Saxons first-year coach Curtis Goodwin, whose team faces St. Charles East at 1:30 p.m. today.
Hononegah 62, Buffalo Grove 44: Sophomores Maddie Welter (10 points) and Sammy Stejskal (8) led BG in the opening-round game of the Dundee-Crown Charger Classic. Courtney Meyer and Amanda Kowalski each had 7 points for BG (6-9).
Junior guard Julie Jambrone, playing her first game of the season (foot injury), added 6 points for the Bison.
St. Viator 53, Elmwood Park 32: Junior forward Kanye Stanley scored her career-high for St. Viator (7-6) which improved to 2-0 in its own Snowflake Tournament in Arlington Heights.
Leyden 37, Guerin Prep 22: Senior Elizabeth McCluskey scored a season-high 15 points with 7 rebounds as the Eagles (4-5) evened their record at 1-1 in the St. Viator Snowflake Tournament.
Junior guard Alondra Chavarria chipped in 9 points with 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals while freshman Autumn McGee added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.
Lake Zurich 43, Hoffman Estates 32: Freshman Monraia Wilson led the Hawks (1-12) with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steal and 2 assists in second-day action of the Mundelein tournament. The Hawks will face Highland Park at 9 a.m. today.
Andrea Wolinski and Mary Saitta each added 7 points for Hoffman.
Elk Grove 50, Glenbard North 43: JuniorAmber Lindfors (19 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocked shots) and senior Melissa Solorio (19 points, two 3-pointers) were top scorers for the Grenadiers in the second round of the Wheaton North tourney.
The Grens (4-8) will face Willowbrook at noon today.
Wheeling 38, Palatine 35: Wheeling improved to 2-1 in the Warren tournament and is now 6-8 overall with the win over Palatine (5-9). The Wildcats have also defeated Carmel in the six-team round-robin event.
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