2017-'18 Season Coverage
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Fremd's Tworek, Meadows' Spiwak go for career-high 29 points

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Grace Tworek poured home a career-high 29 points with three 3-pointers as Fremd's girls basketball team raised its record to 14-4 with a 66-40 triumph over host Wheeling in Tuesday's Mid-Suburban League crossover.

The Harvard-bound senior also had 5 rebounds, 5 blocked shot and 3 steals.

"Grace was a very difficult matchup for them," said Fremd coach Dave Yates whose team led 32-21 at half. "She really shot the ball well tonight."

Missy Adrian added 10 points with 5 rebounds and Midori Williams collected 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Freshman Emily Klaczek handed out 5 assists.

"I thought we did a really good job forcing turnovers and pushing the tempo today," Yates added. "We attacked their zone and found good shots.

"Wheeling really shot the ball well (seven 3-pointers). Their perimeter shooting was very impressive."

Hayley Williams and Julia Smiarowska also had 3-pointers for Fremd.

Leading the Wildcats were senior Shannon Kennedy (16 points, four 3-pointers) and freshman Chloe Drozdz (8 points). Sophomore Christian Pierini also had a 3-pointer for the Wildcats (8-9.

Hayley Williams and Julia Smiarowska also had 3-pointers for Fremd.

Rolling Meadows 50, Schaumburg 34: Kyra Spiwak tossed home a career-high 29 points for visiting Rolling Meadows (12-6) in the MSL crossover.

The senior guard had 9 field goals (two 3-pointers) and was 9-of-10 at the free throw line.

"Kyra hit big shots for us throughout the game," said Meadows coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "Morgan Campagna (7 points) was great defensively and Alexa Davis was solid on both ends of the floor."

Schaumburg (9-9) was led by Kayla Gepp's 10 points while Regina D'Orazio had a pair of 3-pointers.

Barrington 36, Elk Grove 27: Freshman Taylor Thompson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds rebounds as host Barrington (3-13) won the MSL crossover.

Cecilia Stack also pulled down 11 rebounds for the Fillies while temmate Tori Meyer chipped in 8 points. Claire Collier had a 3-pointer for Barrington and Jenny Banak converted one for Elk Grove (31-5), which was led by Zoe Blomquist (8 points).

"The girls really hustled tonight and defensively we were able to force some turnovers," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "Taylor, Stack and Maggie O'Donnell combined for 27 rebounds which provided us with some nice second opportunities.

"Coming into the game, I knew Jen Guth (EG coach) would have her team playing hard and Elk Grove definitely hustled. I thought Stack did a nice job defending Banak and taking away her normal looks. Offensively, we had some success going inside against them but we needed to do that more. We will get there."

Buffalo Grove 57, Hoffman Estates 30: Host Buffalo Grove (8-9) received 14 points from Alyssa Floro and 13 from Georgette Topalis in the MSL crossover.

"Both did a great job in leading the team in points and steals," said BG coach Steve Koldziej.

Megan Gamber added 8 points and Sydney Fortman 6 for BG in the MSL crossover.

Alyssa Floro and Gamber each had two 3-pointers while Macy Floro and Jackie Bickhaus had one apiece.

Hoffman (31-4) was paced by Monraia Wilson's 22 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

Hersey 55, Palatine 22: Claire Gritt (16 points, 9 rebounds), Kelly Weyhrich (14 points, four 3-pointers) and Gina Miklasz (9 points, 3 assists) led visiting Hersey (16-2) in the MSL crossover. Erin McGrath had 7 rebounds for the Huskies.

Tiana Henderson was the top scorer for Palatine (8-9) with 8 points while teammate Jenny Myslinski hit a 3-pointer.

Maine West 57, Highland Park 36: Junior Alisa Fallon had a triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assist, 6 steals) as host Maine West improved to 5-0 in the Central Suburban North and 16-2 overall.

Rachel Kent (14 points, 5 rebounds), Angela Dugalic (10 points, 9 rebounds) and Allison Pearson (10 points) were other top scorers for the host Warriors, who received a 3-pointer from Liz Sanchez.

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