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Maine West wins thriller
Daily Herald report

Trailing by 11 points with less than four minutes left, Maine West's girls basketball team staged one of its biggest comeback of the season to get past host Deerfield 57-55 on Friday night.

Senior Brittany Collins came up with a 3-point play with seven seconds left to give the Warriors the final margin of victory, capping one of the top games of her career.

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The St. Xavier recruit scored 37 points, one shy of her career high against Niles North, and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Central Suburban North game that left the Warriors tied for first with Maine East.

Julia Huinker (9 rebounds) led the Warriors (16-8, 8-1) with 5 assists while Erin Ross and Kelly Adamek each had 4.

Abbey Herling pulled down 4 rebounds and had 3 assists.

Monica Liwag, Adamek and Huinker also had big baskets in the fourth quarter.

Fremd 65, Palatine 37: Fremd (22-3, 10-0) put the finishing touches on an undefeated MSL West season as junior Haley Gorecki poured in 26 points and sophomore Bryana Hopkins added 12.

Palatine (9-17, 2-8) was led by Sami Heuertz (11 points).

The Vikings will host Rolling Meadows on Wednesday for the MSL title.

Gorecki fired home three 3-pointers, Heuertz had three for the Pirates and teammate Morgan Gallagher had two.

Prospect 40, Wheeling 21, Prospect (21-5, 7-3) capped a second-place finish in the MSL East under second-year coach Ashley Graham as junior Taylor Will made 10 of 12 free throws en route to a game-high 22 points.

Catherine Sherwood added 13 points for the Knights, who are enjoying their first 20-win season since 2010 when they went 20-9 under coach Martha Kelly.

Wheeling (11-15, 2-8) was led by Hailey Dammeier (8 points) and Hannah Dobrowski (7).

Barrington 49, Conant 36: SeniorAngie Kirchoff scored a game-high 17 points as Barrington improved to 19-7 and finished second (8-2) in the MSL West.

Classmate Brooke Gunderson added 11 points with 4 assists and 2 steals.

Kelly Katis chipped in 8 points with 5 assists Carrie Madden had 6 points with 3 steals.

"It was a team win," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "I thought everyone on the floor contributed.

"Angie and Brooke led us offensively and Kelly Katis did an excellent job running the point. Carrie Madden did some nice things, too."

Megan Talbot led the Fillies with 10 rebounds."

"Megan really control; ed things on the boards." Barreiro said. "We looked much better as a team. I thought we moved the ball well and made some good decisions."

Sarah Mazurek (12 points) and Lexi Zades (11) led Conant (16-10, 6-4).

Buffalo Grove 46, Elk Grove 33: Junior Maddy Callahan scored a game-high 23 points and tied the single-game school record with seven 3-pointers for the Bison (10-16,3-7), who celebrated senior night to honor Kim Herzog, Courtney Meyer, Angela Budimir and Stephanie Leitner.

"We got some big minutes from Natalie Dimitrova (a sophomore)," said BG coach Steve Kolodziej. "And we had a great defensive effort and execution of game plan."

Senior Melissa Solorio (13 points) and junior Amber Lindfors (12) led Elk Grove (7-18, 2-8).

Schaumburg 52, Hoffman Estates 37: Brittany Reinhart collected 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for the Saxons (7-18, 3-7).

Mallory Gerber tossed in 9 points with 4 assists and 4 rebounds while Tatiana Doroskin added 8 points.

Hoffman (4-20, 1-9) was led by freshman Monraia Wilson (13 points, 3 rebounds) and sophomore Erin Hanson (11 points, 2 rebounds).

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