Fremd's boys basketball team kept its perfect record intact with a 49-28 victory Saturday at Wheeling.
It didn't start so easily for the Vikings, who found themselves tied with the Wildcats at 7-7 after the first quarter.
"Wheeling did a nice job of controlling the pace through the first quarter or so," said Fremd coach Bob Widlowski. "We got the pace more to our liking starting about midway through the second quarter."
Fremd (15-0) had a 19-7 scoring edge in that period to take control.
Kyle Sliwa led all scorers with 19 points, which included four 3s.
Ryan Martin contributed 11 points, and Brian Dompke had 9.
"Ryan has been rock-solid defensively for us all year," said Widlowski, "and he's starting to be more of a factor each week on the offensive end now, too."
T.J. Best made a pair of 3s and finished with a team-best 8 points for Wheeling (6-9).
Palatine 52, Vernon Hills 35: The Pirates got big scoring efforts from Johnny O'Shea (16 points) and Cortez Hogans (15) in picking up a victory in MLK tournament play.
Palatine (4-11) outscored the Cougars in each period.
Jake Moertl (7 points), O'Shea and Lamon Berry (4 points) each made a 3 for the Pirates.