Richardson, Stevenson handle Boylan
Sophomore guard Ashley Richardson continued her strong play for Stevenson's girls basketball team Saturday.
Richardson scored 22 points, going 9 of 11 from the foul line while also hitting a 3-pointer, as the Patriots defeated Rockford Boylan 72-61 in Schaumburg's Thanksgiving tournament.
It was the first 20-point effort in the varsity career of Richardson, who's a returning starter. She's averaging 18.3 points in Stevenson's first three games.
Taylor Buford, who committed to Butler University during the week, added 15 points for Stevenson (3-0). Sophia Way scored 14 points.
"We didn't defend as well as we had the last two games," coach Tom Dineen said. "But offensively we played well. We shot the ball well."
Hersey 53, Libertyville 41: Claire Keefe scored 13 points and Becky Deichl added 10, as the Wildcats fell to 1-1 in Buffalo Grove's Thanksgiving tournament.
Sophomore Carol Frea added 5 points and 11 rebounds for Libertyville.
"Hersey's a deep, quick team," Wildcats coach Greg Pedersen said. "They pressured us. But we'll keep working as a team, and we'll be OK."
Vernon Hills 67, Woodstock North 20: Becky Bahlmann led a balanced attack with 11 points, as the Cougars improved to 3-0 in their own tournament.
Vernon Hills also received 9 points from Haley Lieberman and 8 from Monica Bahlmann. Twelve players scored for the Cougars.
Rolling Meadows 56, Lakes 51: The Eagles lost on their court, despite 15 points and four 3-pointers from Natalie Pawlak.
Olivia Pawlak scored 10 points for Lakes (1-2).