2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 2/1/2014 12:29 AM

Steady seniors pave the way for Fremd

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Fremd celebrated senior night by honoring Hannah LaBarge and Erica Simios while retiring assistant coach Dave Townsend also received recognition.

The Vikings, ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A state poll, also celebrated a win.

Bryana Hopkins (13 points, 8 rebounds), Grace Tworek (10 points, 7 rebounds) and Haley Gorecki (9 points, 5 steals) led the offense in a 75-23 victory over visiting Hoffman Estates.

"It was a great night recognizing our seniors," said Fremd coach Dave Yates. "Good programs have good leadership and both Erica and Hannah have provided excellent leadership throughout this season. They have been a big part of our success the past few seasons."

Yates said LaBarge and Simios have been outstanding role models.

"They have taken a very young group and demonstrated to them very early on what it takes to be a successful basketball team," he said. "I can't say enough about what they have provided this group. They are very special kids and it was great spending an evening recognizing them."

Townsend has been Yates' assistant since 2008.

"He is a great coach and has made a lasting impact on our program," Yates said. "He loves the game, is an excellent coach, and I am very lucky to have coached with him."

Brianna Lewis added 6 points with 7 assist and 3 steals for the Vikings who improved to .

"I thought our girls really played well tonight," Yates said. "We had a number of players who stepped up and kept the level of play very high from start to finish.

"Bryana Hopkins got us off to a great start as did the rest of our starting lineup. I felt like our second and third groups really played well in the later quarters (the starters were out of the game with five minutes left in the third quarter)."

Freshman Maya Bowens led Hoffman (4-17, 1-7) with 9 points.

Rolling Meadows 63, Elk Grove 32: Rolling Meadows (20-3, 8-0), the state's 3-ranked team in Class 4A, was led by Jenny Vliet (19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Jackie Kemph (14 points, 7 assists) and Alexis Glasgow (13 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds).

Ashley Montanez and Katie Shewmon also had 4 rebounds for the Mustangs, who can clinch the Mid-Suburban East with a victory over visiting Prospect (20-4, 6-2) on Tuesday.

Barrington 50, Schaumburg 25: Megan Talbot (15 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals), Brooke Gunderson (13 points, 4 steals), Angie Kirchoff (10 points), Bailee McDonald (5 points, 7 rebounds) and Kelly Katis were among the top contributors for the Fillies (18-5, 7-1).

"Megan Talbot played one of her best games of the season," said Fillies coach Babbi Barreiro. "Angie and Brooke continued to play steady and Aoife Callanan had a really nice game. It was one of those games where she made everyone around her better. She had great deflections and great passes. And we had good balance which is always nice."

Brittany Reinhart (8 points, 4 rebounds) and Laura O'Connell (6 points, 3 rebounds) led Schaumburg (5-16, 2-6).

Buffalo Grove 52, Wheeling 44: Buffalo Grove (9-15, 2=6) was led by Maddy Callahan (18 points) and Maddie Welter (15 points), who made 10 free throws as the Bison were 20-of-25 as a team.

Deanna Kuzmanic (16 points) and Hannah Dobrowski (11) paced Wheeling (11-13, 2-6).

Conant 40, Palatine 22: Nireet Dhillon, Sarah Mazurek and Lexi Zades each scored 7 points while Dee Dee Durr added 6 and Jorie Wachal 5 for Conant (15-9, 6-2) in the MSL West victory.

Carrissa Multon was top scorer for Palatine (8-15, 1-7) with 7 points.

Maine West 49, Highland Park 21: Brittany Collins led Maine West (14-8, 7-1) with 18 points and 17 rebounds in the Central Suburban North victory.

Kelly Adamek added 9 points for the Warriors and Abbey Herling had 5 assists.

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