Senior Emily Frasco scored a game-high 25 points with three 3-pointers to lead Prospect's girls basketball team to a 62-51 victory in Friday's Mid-Suburban League East opener at Elk Grove on Friday night.
Jessica Kowalcyzk added 12 points for the Knights (4-2, 1-0) followed by Abbey Danciu (8), Ashley Adams (6) and Margherite Pettenuzzo (5).
Megan Murray (11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals), Isabella Tierney (12 points) and Rachel
Kandefer (15 points, 6 rebounds) led Elk Grove (4-3, 0-1).
Palatine 47, Conant 39: A balanced attack led by Kendra Lindell's 10 points (which included three 3-pointers) led the host Pirates (6-0, 1-0) to a win in the MSL West opener. Sydney Rzepka added 7 points followed by Jenny Myslinski (5), Anja Jacobsen (5) and Tiana Henderson (5).
Hannah Shulman (11 points), Lauren Murphy (8), Cate Fitzgerald (6) and Ania Baker (6) led the scoring for Conant (1-5, 0-1).
Barrington 54, Schaumburg 46: Sophomore Taylor Thompson (17 points, 8 rebounds), junior Tori Meyer (14 points) and sophomore Shanna Turczynski (11 points) led Barrington in its MSL West opener.
The Fillies (2-5, 1-0) led 36-11 at half after pitching a 19-0 shutout in the second quarter.
"I was really happy with the way the kids came out tonight," said Barington coach Babbi Barreiro. "We had a strong first half with great minutes from Taylor (Thompson) and Shanna (Turczynski) especially. Anna Mae (King) had a couple of nice 3-pointers as well. Give Schaumburg credit though, they really came out hard in the second half, which we knew would happen."
Tess Conforti grabbed 5 rebounds for Barrington while Mori and King each had 6 points.
"Defensively, we gave up too much in the second half (outscored 35-18) and especially during the fourth quarter," Barreiro added. "Like a lot of teams this year we are young with three of our seven girls who played this game being sophomores. But we have to get better at running our offense without forcing shots and at keeping our composure. Overall, we shot well from the line. But we missed a couple when it counted and we need to improve on that. Team wins are the best kind and I thought we had a lot of contributors tonight. I was happy for the girls."
Schaumburg (0-7, 0-1) was led by Kendall Fredrickson (13 points), Vicky Aguirre (8) and Kayla Patterson (6).
Rolling Meadows 60, Buffalo Grove 43: Lily Greifenstein (15 points), Melissa Spiwak (13 points) and Bridget Rolla (11) led Rolling Meadows (5-3, 1-0) in the Mid-Suburban East win over Buffalo Grove (1-6, 0-1).
"Our kids shared the ball and played smart on both ends of the floor," said Meadows coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "It was one of Melissa Spiwak's most complete games of her career, and Caili Hosler brought toughness on both ends of the floor. I thought we performed our roles well."
Fremd 58, Hoffman Estates 38: Emily Klaczek (15 points, three 3-pointers) and Caroline Cochran (9 points, three 3-pointers) and Grace LaBarge (9 points) led defending MSL West champion Fremd (5-2, 1-0) in its conference opener.
Host Hoffman Estates (1-6, 0-1) was led by Tayler Williams (12 points, three 3-pointers) and Jackie Dupart (7 points, one 3-pointer).
Maine West 65, Glenbrook North 21: Visiting Maine West (7-0, 1-0) began play in the Central Suburban North with another convincing win. Leading the offense were Angela Dugalic (14 points, 9 rebounds, Rachel Kent (8 points, 8 rebounds) and Jocelyn Jacob (8 points).