Mickey, Rolling Meadows muster up a big win
Rolling Meadows 51, Buffalo Grove 37: Hannah Mickey scored a career-high 19 points to help the Rolling Meadows girl basketball team get past visiting Buffalo Grove 51-37 on Friday night.
The junior forward had 9 field goals, at least two in every quarter as the Mustangs improved to 14-5 and 2-3 in the Mid-Suburban East.
"Hannah Mickey does the right things in practice every day," said Mustangs coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "And she was a force on both ends of the floor."
Also reaching double figures for the defending MSL East champs was sophomore Kyra Spiwak with 10 points while classmate Morgan Campagna chipped in 9.
"I was proud of our kids' effort tonight," said Mustangs coach Ryan Kirkorsky, whose club won for the fifth time in its last six games. "It was a team effort and we put together four quarters against a really good BG team."
The Mustangs held the Bison (13-6, 2-3) to 11 points in the second half.
"Jamie Berry set the tone defensively for us," Kirkorsky said. "And her teammates followed her lead."
BG was led by junior Sammy Stejskal (12 points) and senior Julie Jambrone (8).
Prospect 51, Elk Grove 20: Prospect coach Ashley Graham and EG coach Jennifer Guth were in a different situation this time.
They were teammates at Buffalo Grove High School as well as in Graham's wedding as her best friend Guth served as the maid of honor.
But for the first time, they squared off as opposing head coaches.
The state-ranked Knights (17-1, 5-0) were led by seniors Taylor Will (17 points) and Catherine Sherwood (13) while sophomore point guard Haley Will added 9.
"We had a great defensive effort in the second half," said Graham, whose club outscored the hosts 24-7 in the final two quarters. "I'm really proud of our kids with how they came out and played on defense. And they were much more crisp on offense in the second half.
"It was a great effort by all 12 kids and we are looking forward to the second half of conference play."
Schaumburg 68, Barrington 34: Senior Jada Blackwell scored 19 points and while classmate Brittany Reinhart added 13 as the host Saxons raised their record to 8-9 and 2-3 in the MSL West.
Tatiana Doroskin and Mallory Gerber each added 9 for Schaumburg which pulled away to a 12-4 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Reinhart and Gerber midway through the first quarter.
Gerber's second of three 3-pointers gave the hosts a 15-4 lead.
Blackwell also had three 3-pointers while Reinhart had 2.
Top scorers for Barrington (7-12, 2-3) were Kelly Katis and Megan Talbot with 7 points apiece.
The Fillies shot 11 percent from the floor.
"I thought we gave Schaumburg way too many open looks," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "Obviously there was a lid on the basket for us, and when that happens you have to rely on your defense, which did not play well tonight."
Fremd 88, Hoffman Estates 24: Haley Gorecki (18 points), Bryana Hopkins (16), Erin Lenahan (10) and Brianna Lewis (10) all reached double figures for host Fremd (17-3), 5-0) in the MSL West game.
Erin Hanson led the Hawks (4-14, 0-5) with 6 points.
Niles North 58, Maine West 36: Jordan Hart led the Warriors (4-14, 4-2) with 8 points while Allison Pearson, Eliza Palarz and Catherine Johnson each added 6 in the Central Suburban North contest in Des Plaines.
Alden-Hebron 51, Christian Liberty 22: Senior Mikala Pipping led the Chargers (8-3) while sophomore Jasmine Marsh added 8.