Maddy Piggott scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, and Lake Zurich's girls basketball team defeated Harvest Christian Academy 54-45 in the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase at Fremd on Saturday.
Lake Zurich (5-3) led from start to finish in hiking its winning streak to three games against a Lions team that finished fourth in Class 1A last season.
McKenna Zobel added 12 points, and Grace Kinsey had 10 points and 6 rebounds for the Bears, who were up 16-4 after one quarter, 27-18 at halftime and 38-30 after three. Piggott shot 7 of 11 from the floor, and 6 of her rebounds were on the offensive glass. Kinsey was 5 of 5 from the stripe.
Lake Zurich also got 8 points from Ella Gilbertson and seven from Margueret Spear (4 of 5 free throws). Zobel, Kinsey, Gilbertson and Spear all hit a 3-pointer.
Harvest Christian received 9 points apiece from Elena Porrata (two 3-pointers), Alyssa Iverson (two 3s) and Maddy Martin (three 3s).
Carmel 48, North Lawndale 26: At Fremd, Katie Lach had 12 points and 6 rebounds, Ranya Jamison added 10 points, 6 steals and 5 rebounds, and the Corsairs cruised in the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase game.
Carmel (5-3) led 8-2 after one quarter, 24-9 at halftime and 38-19 after three. The Corsairs' other contributors included Kaytlyn Matz (7 points, 9 rebounds), Brigit Barr (6 points, 6 rebounds) and Maddie Motzel (6 points, 7 rebounds).
Lakes 54, Warren 48: Sara Smith scored 16 points, Brittany Washington added 15, and the host Eagles upset the Blue Devils in nonconference action.
Smith also had 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Kylie Jozwik had 11 points, and Paule Ceneac contributed 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Lakes (2-6). The Eagles led 19-14 after one quarter, 35-25 at halftime and 46-40 after three.
Warren, which had won three in a row, fell to 5-3.
"Man, we were hitting our shots early and that got us going," Lakes coach Brian Phelan said. "So happy for Kylie and Brit having a great start to the game. Sara Smith sealed the game down the stretch hitting her foul shots. Give Warren credit. They played hard all the way to the end. They are a tough team, and glad we stole a win."