Stevenson turns back Libertyville's challenge
Ashley Richardson led all scorers with 20 points, and Stevenson's girls basketball team avoided an upset by edging visiting Libertyville 45-43 Saturday to remain undefeated in the North Suburban Conference.
Richardson scored 11 points, hitting one of her two 3-pointers, in the fourth quarter, as Stevenson improved to 9-2 overall and 6-0 in the NSC with its seventh win in a row. Klaire Steffens and Madison Wicklund added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Patriots.
Caroline Frea sank three 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Libertyville (5-7, 2-4). Claire Keefe had 14 points, and Lydia Crow scored 6 points on a pair of 3s.
Lake Zurich 48, Lake Forest 44 (2 OT): The host Bears prevailed in a North Suburban thriller, outscoring the Scouts 12-8 in overtime.
Ella Gilbertson and Maddie Piggott had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Lake Zurich (7-5, 4-1).
Halle Douglass led Lake Forest (9-3, 4-2) with 11 points, while Audrey Kaus had 10.
Lakes 34, DeKalb 20: At Woodstock, Natalie Iacopetti scored 13 points, as the Eagles won their second game of the day to improve to 3-0 in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic.
Sara Smith added 9 for Lakes (5-7), which plays in Wednesday's semifinals at McHenry.
"We grinded out a victory after a long break between our 9 a.m. game today," Lakes coach Brian Phelan said. "We did a good job talking on defense. We had great off-the-ball movement on offense this afternoon. The girls are excited to play in the semifinals."
Lakes 49, Woodstock 29: At Woodstock, the Eagles won their first of two games on the day, as Natalie Iacopetti scored 10 points.
Sara Smith had 9 points, Mia Edwards tallied 8 and Sarah Zellmann chipped in 6.
"We started a 9 a.m. game with great energy," Lakes coach Brian Phelan said. "Our assist-to-made-shot ratio was excellent. Good, early-morning, road victory."
Richmond-Burton 44, Wauconda 32: At Richmond-Burton, Katie Rossetti's 14 points and 9 rebounds weren't enough for the Bulldogs, who won their first game of the day in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic.
Hayley Redmann had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals for Wauconda (6-7, 1-2 tournament).
Wauconda 45, Woodstock North 39: At Richmond-Burton, as part of the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic, Allie Tylka scored 18 points for the Bulldogs, and Katie Rossetti had 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals.
Hayley Sutherland contributed 9 points and 3 steals for Wauconda, which was playing its first of two games on the day. Hayley Redmann grabbed 7 rebounds.
Dundee-Crown 46, Mundelein 37: At Grant, the Mustangs dropped their tournament opener to the Chargers and head coach Sarah Miller, who once starred for Mundelein.
Sarah Ouimet scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer, for Mundelein (4-8).