Cierra Stanciel scored 15 points, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and No. 6 Naperville Central survived an upset bid from Glenbard East 42-40 on Monday in Naperville.
The Redhawks (20-3, 6-2 DuPage Valley Conference) led 32-22 midway through the third quarter, before Glenbard East (2-16, 0-8) surged ahead with a 13-0 run. The Rams eventually took a 40-35 lead with a little more than three minutes remaining, but Naperville Central scored the games last 7 points.
Shannon Ryan scored 9 points and Jamie Cuny 7 for Naperville Central, which went 8 of 18 from the free-throw line with a pair of misses in the final minute. Kelly Eberle scored 13 points and Rachael Leifheit 8 for Glenbard East.
Lisle 41, Plano 38, OT:
Top seed Lisle advanced to the championship game of the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament, beating Peotone in overtime.
Kristina Fernette scored 15 points for the Lions (19-3) before fouling out in regulation. Sierra Birdsell added 10 and Kelly Urban 7, including a shot with five seconds left in regulation that had put Lisle up 2. Peotone went length of the court for a basket to force overtime, where Lisle prevailed. The Lions advance to Thursdays championship game against Plano, a 45-41 winner over Coal City.
St. Francis 54, Marian Central 43:
Kate Slattery poured in 25 points for the visiting Spartans (10-9, 6-1 Suburban Christian Gold), who remained atop the Gold despite shooting 15 of 35 from the free-throw line. Aly Germanos and Alexis Long each chipped in 7 points. Shannon Wuensch scored 16 for Marian Central, including her 1,000th varsity point.
St. Viator 58, Fenton 53, OT:
Erin Fabbri scored 17 points and Jennie Horstmann 12 for St. Viator, including the tying free throws with 15 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at the Fenton Seasons End Tournament. Sidney Montano paced Fenton (14-7) with 17 points.
Fenton High School
Glenbard East High School
Naperville Central High School
Wheaton St. Francis
Lisle High School
Conference: Metro Suburban
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Conference: DuPage Valley
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Conference: Suburban Christian Blue
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Conference: Interstate Eight Small
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