2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 2/4/2017 12:32 AM

Prospect wins as Claver hits 1,000 for Wheeling

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Junior Emily Frasco scored 18 points and sophomore Mandy Withey added 16 with 15 rebounds as Prospect's girls basketball team topped host Wheeling 53-46 on Friday night.

The game included the 1,000th point for Wheeling forward Melissa Claver, who will continue her career at Washington University in St. Louis.

Claver tossed in 18 points giving her 1,006 for her career.

"I never expected to reach a 1,000 points in my high school career, or to play in college," Claver said. "But after my sophomore year I realized it was an attainable goal by the end of my career."

Claver plans to study mathematics at Washington.

"What attracted me to the school was its location, its academic standards and how welcoming and determined the girls as well as the coaches were,' she said. "It was just the right fit for me.

"I'd like to thank my family who has helped me through everything as well as all of the coaches and teammates who have been there along the way. I wouldn't be the player I am today without them in my life."

Nansy Velev and Kourtney Schuetz both chipped in 9 points for the Wildcats (11-15, 3-7).

Also reaching double figures for Prospect (11-13, 5-5) was junior Sara Biesterfeldt (11 points) while Margherite Pettenuzzo had 7 rebounds.

The win gives the Knights third place in the MSL East.

"It was a good win for us," said Prospect coach Gabrielle Lovin. "Third place in a competitive conference is something to be proud of."

Fremd 68, Barrington 29: Grace Tworek (21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks), Missy Adrian (10 points, 9 rebounds), Hayley Williams (12 points) and Midori Williams (11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assist) led host Fremd (23-5) which wrapped up a fourth straight 10-0 run through the MSL West.

Seniors Anna Lavalle (3 steals) and Natalie Connors (2 points) each made starts for Senior Night.

"The girls really played well on their Senior Night," said Fremd coach Yates. "I thought they shared the ball and really played team ball. Our senior group has patiently waited for their turn this year and I have been very proud of the growth they have experienced so far this season."

The Vikings graduated four starters from last year's Class 4A state runner-up team.

"And this group still finished 10-0 in the West," Yates said. "It was great to see Anna and Nat start and make significant contributions."

Tori Meyer led Barrington (4-20, 2-9) with 8 points while Maggie O'Donnell and Taylor Thompson each had 6.

Buffalo Grove 58, Elk Grove 36: Georgette Topalis (13 points), Kendra Lee (10) and Megan Gamber (10) led Buffalo Grove's scoring in the MSL East win.

EG (3-23, 0-10) was paced by freshman Megan Murray (12 points).

Schaumburg 59, Palatine 55: Seniors Mallory Gerber and Laura O'Connell each scored 15 points to lead Schaumburg (15-10, 7-3), which captured second place in the MSL West.

Regina D'Orazio (11 points, three 3-pointers) and Maya Bowens (10) also reached double figures for the Saxons while Kayla Patterson chipped in 8.

Elena Porrata equaled her career high of 21 points to lead Palatine (12-12, 4-6). Reggie Much added 10 points while Brittany Shapiro and Sydney Rzepka each contributed 7.

Porrata and Much each had three 3-pointers.

Conant 57, Hoffman Estates 40: Senior guard Jorie Wachal scored game-high 20 points and Michelle Benson added 10 for the host Cougars (9-15, 6-4). Ania Baker added 8 and Brittany Laskero 7.

Hoffman (3-22, 1-9) was paced by Monraia Wilson (11 points) and Tayler Williams (10).

Maine West 77, Glenbrook North 29: Host Maine West (22-3, 9-0) clinched the Central Suburban North championship as freshman Angela Dugalic led the way with 16 points.

Other top contributors for the Warriors were Rachel Kent (15 points, 4 steals), Catherine Johnson (9 points), Jocelyn Jacob (9 points) and Alison Pearson (6 assists).

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