2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 1/8/2014 12:03 AM

Balanced Hersey stretches streak to eight

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

The Hersey girls basketball team extended the area's longest winning streak to eight games with a 65-39 victory over visiting Conant on Tuesday night at the Ken Carter Gymnasium.

Freshman Claire Gritt (18 points), senior Morgan Harris (14) and junior Annie Korff (11) all reached double figures. They went into the game tied as the Huskies' leading scorers, each averaging 12.7 points.

"Our balance has been amazing," said Hersey coach Mary Fendley, whose team (15-1) had five different players taking a leading-scorer role before Christmas.

Further emphasizing the balance, Renee Poulos (8 points), Harris, Korff and Gritt scored points in every quarter against Conant.

"We were ready for a tough game," said Fendley, whose club's only loss is to Prospect. "We knew that even in its losses, Conant had played very well. We were able to successfully penetrate."

Gritt also had a team-high 8 rebounds while Korff had 7 along with 5 assists. Harris handed out 5 assists.

Conant (10-7) was led by Dee Dee Durr (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Haley Anderson (10 points, 6 rebounds).

Rolling Meadows 93, Schaumburg 42: The state's No. 2 girls basketball team in Class 4A received 20-plus scoring games from its three Division I recruits.

St. Louis-bound Jackie Kemph (24 points), Northwestern-bound Alexis Glasgow (24) and St. Louis recruit Jenny Vliet (22) led the way for the host Mustangs (15-2).

Junior Brittany Reinhart led Schaumburg (3-12) with 12 points while classmates Jessica Harberts and Tatiana Doroskin each had 8.

Fremd 54, Wheeling 24: The Vikings, ranked No. 7 in Class 4A, were led by junior Haley Gorecki's 17 points, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Sophomore Bryanna Hopkins added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals for the visiting Vikes while classmate Brianna Lewis added 10 points.

Other top rebounders for Fremd were Erica Simios (5) and Julia Wacker (4), and Hannah LaBarge chipped in 7 points.

Wheeling (8-9) was paced by junior guard Deanna Kuzmanic, who scored 11 points, leaving her 16 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Barrington 47, Elk Grove 31: Senior Angie Kirchoff scored a game-high 17 points, including a 3-pointer, to lead the visiting Fillies (14-3).

"I thought Angie played a nice game offensively," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "And Megan Talbot did a nice job defensively on Amber Lindfors (7 points)."

Brooke Gunderson added 7 points for Barrington while Bailee McDonald and Talbot each had 6 rebounds. Kelly Katis had a pair of steals.

Elk Grove (4-11) was led by Melissa Solorio (11 points).

Buffalo Grove 53, Hoffman Estates 37: Maddie Welter scored 19 points (five 3-pointers) and Julie Jambrone (two 3-pointers) added 13 for host Buffalo Grove (8-10).

Natali Dimitrova added 8 points and Teagan Hutchings 6 for the Bison, who also received 3-point baskets from Courtney Meyer and Bri Kolbus.

Hoffman (3-13), which had a 19-7 advantage after one quarter, was led by sophomore Erin Hanson (10 points), freshman Monraia Wilson (7) and junior Mary Saitta (6).

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.