2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 2/15/2017 10:38 PM

Larson, Grayslake Central advance at Barrington

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Grayslake Central's girls basketball team opened the season with a loss to Buffalo Grove.

On Wednesday night, Amanda Larson scored 20 points and the Rams earned redemption by beating the 10th-seeded Bison 54-37 in the Class 4A Barrington regional semifinals.

No. 7 Grayslake Central improved to 22-7 with its seventh win in a row and will play in the Thursday's 7 p.m. regional final against No. 2 Fremd.

Lindsay Brust added 12 points for the Rams. Larson sank two 3-pointers.

Hersey 55, Wauconda 34: At Wauconda, the top-seeded Huskies led 20-14 after one quarter, 34-18 at halftime and 49-25 after three in the Class 4A regional semifinal.

Hersey (25-3) will play No. 8 Lake Zurich (12-16) in Friday's 7 p.m. final.

No. 16 Wauconda (14-14) got 11 points from Allie Tylka and 9 from Hayley Redmann. In the final game of her four-year varsity career, Bulldogs center Katie Rossetti had 7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Mallory Carver grabbed 9 rebounds for Wauconda.

Lake Zurich 41, Palatine 25: At Wauconda, the eighth-seeded Bears advanced to the Class 4A regional final against top-seeded Hersey.

Lake Zurich improved to 12-16, while No. 9 Palatine finished 13-13.

Warren 42, Lakes 39: At Warren, the fourth-seeded Blue Devils survived a scare on their home court in the Class 4A regional semifinal.

Warren (25-4) will play No. 5 Lake Forest (22-9) in Friday's 7 p.m. regional final. The two teams have played three times this season with Warren holding a 2-1 edge.

No. 13 Lakes finished 17-15.

Lake Forest 39, Wheeling 32: At Warren, Halle Douglass scored 16 points to rally the fifth-seeded Scouts to the Class 4A regional-semifinal win.

Delaney Williams added 9 points for Lake Forest (22-9), which will play host Warren in Friday's 7 p.m. final. No. 12 Wheeling (13-17) led 8-6 after one quarter and 20-15 at halftime but got outscored 11-5 in the third quarter and 13-7 in the fourth.

Libertyville 47, Grayslake North 30: At Stevenson, Riley Weis and Claire Keefe scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the sixth-seeded Wildcats won the Class 4A regional semifinal.

Libertyville (17-11) will play No. 3 Stevenson (23-5) in Friday's 7 p.m. final. Caroline Frea and Morgan Manski added 9 points apiece for the Wildcats.

"We played a tough fourth quarter and were able to finish out the game," said coach Greg Pedersen, whose Wildcats led 35-24 after three. "It's about survive and advance, and we did that."

No. 11 Grayslake North (17-12) was led by Sidney Lovitsch, who scored 12 points in the final game of her four-year varsity career.

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