Huntley clinches FVC Valley title outright
The Huntley girls basketball team clinched the outright championship of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division Saturday with a 69-34 win over Jacobs in Algonquin.
The title is Huntley's first in girls basketball in the FVC. The Red Raiders last won a conference crown in 2002-03, their last year of competition in the Big Northern Conference.
Sophomore Ali Andrews continued her quest to reach 1,000 career points in just two varsity seasons by leading Huntley (22-3, 11-0) with 21 points on Saturday. The 6-foot-2 Andrews now has 990 career points and can eclipse 1,000 on Tuesday night at home against Crystal Lake South.
Ali Andrews' senior sister Sam, who scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season, added 20 points to Saturday's win, while Kayla Barreto had 8.
Alyssa Lach scored 11 points to lead Jacobs (5-20, 2-9). Carly Sidor added 8 points for the Golden Eagles.
Crystal Lake South 52, Cary-Grove 40: Katie Barker's 24 points were not enough for the Trojans (15-11, 6-6) to beat FVC Valley opponent Crystal Lake South (15-11, 6-4) Saturday. The Gators were led by Rachel Rasmussen, who scored 14 points. Sara Mickow contributed 13 points and 20 rebounds, while Chanel Fanter added 12 points and 6 rebounds for South.
Hampshire 44, Johnsburg 36: The Whip-Purs (11-13, 5-7) defeated Johnsburg during FVC Fox action Saturday. Sara Finn led Hampshire with 17 points. Peyton DeChant and Emma Benoit scored 8 points apiece.
IMSA 43, Elgin Academy 27: Lizzie Clements had 13 points and 8 rebounds and Susie Cain added 9 points and 6 rebounds for Elgin Academy (4-15) in a nonconference loss.
St. Charles East 51, Elgin 26: The Maroons (6-20, 1-11) lost in UEC River competition Saturday. Melanie Berg scored 14 points and Jess Ramirez added 5 points for Elgin.
St. Edward 46, Chicago Christian 35: Madelyn Spagnola contributed 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the Green Wave (16-8) in the Suburban Christian Conference Cece Rapp scored 16 points and Casey Gredzieleski added 9 points in the SCC crossover matchup.
South Elgin 56, East Aurora 27: The Storm (18-8, 9-3) secured a second place tie in the Upstate Eight Valley with this win in Aurora. South Elign, whicfh will play at St. Charles North next Thursday in a UEC crossover, has now won 9 of its last 11 games.
John Radtke and Jaci Corn contributed to this report