Fremd took an offensive approach on the boards on Friday night, and it paid off with a 52-22 win over visiting Schaumburg.
The Vikings' girls basketball team collected 21 offensive rebounds as they improved to 9-2 and 3-0 in the Mid-Suburban West while snapping a four-game winning streak by Schaumburg (6-6, 1-2).
"I was very pleased with our start, our defense was outstanding the whole game," said Fremd coach Dave Yates. "Schaumburg has been on a winning streak, and putting up some pretty big offensive numbers. I thought is was one of our better 'team' defensive nights."
Senior Grace Tworek (13 rebounds) led the hosts with 17 points, followed by senior sisters Hayley Williams (15 points) and Midori Williams (7).
Senior Missy Adrian collected 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for Fremd while freshman Emily Klaczek had 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
"Mallory Gerber (Schaumburg senior, who had 4 points) has been on a tear lately," Yates added. "Missy Adrian did an excellent job limiting her looks. Missy is so long and athletic, I think she is a really tough kid to score on. She has the length of a forward but can guard any position."
Fremd's Hayley Williams hit a game-high four 3-pointers.
"Hayley Williams hit some big shots for us," Yates said. "Teams have to pick their poison with us. They decided to double and triple team Grace, and Hayley made them pay for it. She has been really stepping up on offense for us."
Tworek had 8 offensive boards and 7 blocked shots.
"Grace still had a huge impact on the game," Yates said. "They limited her initial touches, but she hit the offensive boards and made something happen. She dominated in the paint area with the blocks. She cleans up a lot of mistakes we make on defense."
Laura O'Connell led Schaumburg with 13 points and three 3-pointers.
"This was a big win for us, we always want to be the best in the West," Yates added. "And this game kept us perfect in the West heading into 2017."
Hersey 57, Buffalo Grove 43: Junior Erin McGrath scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as Hersey improved to 11-1 and 3-0 in the MSL East.
Senior Claire Gritt also scored 18 points with 9 rebounds for the Huskies.
Senior Gina Miklasz chipped in 12 points and classmate Kelly Weyhrich had Hersey's only 3-pointer along with 5 rebounds.
Megan Gamber led the Bison (4-6, 0-3) with 14 points, followed by Georgette Topalis (11) and Kendall Prochaska (8), who had two 3-pointers.
Gamber and Topalis each had a pair of 3-pointers while Alyssa Floro had one.
Rolling Meadows 58, Prospect 31: Loyola-bound Katherine Nolan scored a game-high 20 points while classmates Kyra Spiwak added 18 and Morgan Campagna 15 for host Rolling Meadows (9-3, 3-0) in the MSL East contest.
"Kyra Spiwak hit big shots and was tremendous on defensem," said Meadows coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "Katherine Nolan and Morgan Campagna gave us consistency in the post, and Clare Preissing continues to do the little things to make us better."
Sophomore Stephanie Kowalczyk and junior Emily Frasco led Prospect (4-6, 1-2) with 6 points apiece.
Wheeling 54, Elk Grove 30: Wheeling (7-5, 2-1) jumped ahead 17-3 after one quarter and never looked back in the MSL East contest.
The Wildcats were without leading scorer Melissa Claver (ankle injury).
Kourtney Schuetz led Wheeling with 8 points while teammates Nansy Velev, Ayana Blair, Christina Pierini and Chloe Drozdz each added 7.
Pierini and Drozdz each hit 3-pointers.
Rachel Kandefer (8 points) and Jenny Banak (7) led Elk Grove (2-10, 0-3). Banak had two 3-pointers.
Palatine 44, Hoffman Estates 31: Elena Porrata (11 points), Sydney Rzepka (9) and Brittany Shapiro (8) led host Palatine (5-5, 1-2) in the Mid-Suburban West.
Porrata had three 3-pointers and teammate Reggie Much had one.
Monraia Wilson (9 points) and Kate Mongold (8) led Hoffman Estates (3-8, 1-2) while teammate Tayler Williams (7 points) had two 3-pointers.
Maine West 55, Glenbrook North 20: Maine West improved to 11-2 and 4-0 in the Central Suburban North as sophomore Rachel Kent led the offense with 13 points while also gabbing 6 rebounds. Other top scorers for the Warriors were junior Allison Pearson (11 points, 4 steals), freshman Angela Dugalic (9 points, 5 steals) and junior Alisa Fallon (7 points, 6 assists, 5 steals).