Barrington rolls over Dundee-Crown

  • Dundee-Crown's Lauren Lococo tries to slip a pass between Barrington's Abigail Elo, left, and Kelly Katis during the  32nd annual Charger Classic Christmas Tournament Tuesday at Dundee-Crown.

      Dundee-Crown's Lauren Lococo tries to slip a pass between Barrington's Abigail Elo, left, and Kelly Katis during the 32nd annual Charger Classic Christmas Tournament Tuesday at Dundee-Crown. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Dundee-Crown's Ashley Hrinowich looks to get the ball past Barrington's Kelly Katis Tuesday in Carpentersville.

      Dundee-Crown's Ashley Hrinowich looks to get the ball past Barrington's Kelly Katis Tuesday in Carpentersville. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Dundee-Crown's Kayla Lawrence scoots around  Barrington's Alex Van Ryne Tuesday in Carpentersville.

      Dundee-Crown's Kayla Lawrence scoots around Barrington's Alex Van Ryne Tuesday in Carpentersville. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
By Cameron LaFerle
claferle@dailyherald.com
Updated 12/30/2014 3:19 PM

At times this season the Barrington girls basketball team has gotten off to a slow start and, according to coach Babbi Barreiro, lacked intensity. If Tuesday's game against Dundee-Crown in the 32nd annual Charger Classic is any indication, that may soon change.

Sprinting out to a 13-0 lead and never looking back, the Fillies ran away with a 66-32 win in the 13th place game over the host Chargers in Dundee.

 

"We talked a lot about our lack of coming out with intensity," Barreiro said. "Last couple of games we have really worked hard on that, and I think it showed."

Hitting 5 of their first 6 shots, the Fillies (6-8) kept the pressure on high, forcing D-C to burn a pair of timeouts before Chargers' coach Sarah Miller took all five starters out of the game.

"I put players out there that worked hard, so that's why I took out the players that weren't," Miller said about the switch. "It had nothing to do with being successful on defense or offense. It was a choice to go out there and work hard."

After the switch the Chargers got their first basket from Paige Gieske, who scored 4 of her 7 points in the first quarter off the bench. But the Fillie offense was still hot, especially Bailee McDonald and Megan Talbot, and Barrington scored 11 more points after the timeout and took a 24-6 lead after the first.

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It was more of the same in the second quarter with McDonald continuing her strong play. She finished with a game-high 11 points along with 5 rebounds and worked well on the boards and spacing the floor with Talbot.

"(McDonald and Talbot) are really starting to jell well together, I thought they both had a great tournament," Barreiro said. "They are starting to find each other on the floor and rebounding between the two of them was, I thought, dominant today."

Talbot finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds to solidify the middle against the posts of D-C, Allison Michalski and Jesania Laboy.

Laboy was held scoreless with just 2 rebounds while Michalski, after a slow start and just 2 points in the first half, finished with a team-high 9 points and 4 rebounds. Michalski also had 4 steals, 3 in the final quarter to spark her team.

In the second half the Chargers (8-11) started to find their groove offensively, scoring 9 points in each quarter.

"(At the half) we talked about setting more screens and spreading it out a little bit, having more movement," Miller said." It wasn't a huge adjustment, it was just trying to get (Michalski) better opportunities for her to get to the rim and maybe get to the free throw line."

Auri Grayson finished with 8 points for the Fillies while Tamera Zivak and Kelly Katis each had 7.

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