Fremd, the four-time reigning Mid-Suburban League girls basketball champion, raised its record to 4-0 in the West Division on Friday night as the Vikings survived a defensive battle at Barrington 39-33.
Seniors Grace Tworek and Missy Adrian each scored 12 points to lead coach Dave Yates' Vikings, who will take a 12-4 record into today's 1:15 p.m. match against Morgan Park Academy in the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase hosted by Fremd.
Freshman Emily Klaczek chipped in 7 points for the Vikes.
Senior Claire Collier paced the Fillies (2-13, 1-3) with 16 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers while sophomore Tori Meyer connected for 14 points with a pair of 3-pointers.
"Offensively, Tori and Claire really carried the team," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "They hit some big 3-pointers when we needed them to."
Barreiro was quite pleased with her team's defense for most of the night.
"I thought we made Fremd work for just about every basket," she said. "(Cecilia) Stack (10 rebounds), in particular, held Grace (Tworek) down offensively and our guards did a nice job on their guards."
Freshman Taylor Thompson had 6 rebounds for the Fillies and Collier 5.
"The kids have been fighting hard all season and of course we never like to lose," Barreiro added. "But I thought to be within two possessions after turning the ball over too many times was a big positive for this group. Fremd is strong and having a nice season and we were right there with them tonight. I believe in my girls and was proud of them tonight."
Conant 43, Hoffman Estates 22: Senior guard Jorie Wachal scored a game-high 17 points for visiting Conant (6-9, 3-1) in the MSL West contest.
Michelle Benson chipped in 7 for the winners while Lynda Evans (8 points) led Hoffman Estates (3-13, 1-3).
Prospect 45, Wheeling 36: Junior Emily Frasco scored 10 points with 2 assists to lead host Prospect (7-8, 2-2) to the Mid-Suburban League East victory at the Jean Walker Field House.
Sophomore Mandy Withey had another big night on the boards, grabbing 13 rebounds (4 on the offensive end) to go along with her 6 points.
Mary McKenna had 7 rebounds while Kendra Gancarz recorded 3 steals for the winners.
Wheeling (8-8, 2-2) was led by Melissa Claver (10 points) and Nosa Igiehon (8 points, 5 rebounds).
Buffalo Grove 48, Elk Grove 33: Senior guard Georgette Topalis scored a game-high 17 points for the visiting Bison (7-9, 1-3) in the Mid-Suburban East game.
"Georgette had a big game on both ends of the floor," said Bison coach Steve Kolodziej.
Megan Gamber added 8 and Sydney Fortman 7 for BG. Jenny Banak led Elk Grove (3-14, 0-4) with 16 points.