Grayslake North tips Wauconda in OT
Grayslake North outscored Wauconda 6-2 in overtime to net a 43-39 victory in Northern Lake County Conference girls basketball Friday.
Junior guard Savannah Guenther led all scorers in a 20-point performance that included 12-for-16 shooting at the foul line for the host Knights (5-4, 4-0).
Junior guard Margaret Stanfel made three 3s and finished with 13 points to help Grayslake North's win streak reach five games.
Allie Tylka was a force for Wauconda (4-4, 2-2). She finished with a team-best 17 points, converting all 8 of her foul shots to go with a team-best 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
Megan Sinnott had 9 points and 7 steals coming off the bench for the Wauconda, and teammate Po Kimbell finished with 5 points and 5 steals.
"It was an exciting game," Wauconda coach Jaime Dennis said. "I told the girls it was going to be a close one, that we matched up well with them. It would be a matter of execution. The third quarter has been our Achilles' heel this year. Defensively, we held them to 8. Unfortunately, we did not execute well and only scored 4. I am proud of the girls for overcoming the third quarter. We had chances to win it at the end. The layups just didn't fall."
Stevenson 51, Mundelein 20: The host Patriots produced their highest point total of the season, jumping out to a 17-0 lead and cruising in the North Suburban game.
Kiana Cencula led Stevenson (5-3, 2-1) with a game-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and 4 steals. Klaire Steffens added 8 points and 8 rebounds, freshman Nicole Ware scored a season-high 9 points coming off the bench, and Gina Shanley had 8 points coming off the bench. Julia Osuch chipped in 3 steals and a blocked shot.
Mundelein (2-7, 1-3) got 4 points apiece from Kendall Klatt, Ellie Maldonado and Courtney Brunkow.
Libertyville 64, Waukegan 49: Lydia Crow scored 21 points to lead the visiting Wildcats to the North Suburban win.
Margaret Bucher and Maddie Spaulding added 16 and 13, respectively, for Libertyville (5-4, 2-2).
"We had some good runs tonight," Wildcats coach Greg Pedersen said. "Our focus is to continue to improve."
Lake Zurich 37, Zion-Benton 21: The host Bears held the Zee-Bees scoreless in the first quarter on the way to a North Suburban Conference win that stretched Lake Zurich's winning streak to five.
The Bears (7-3, 4-0) got a game-high 12 points from McKenna Zobel and managed to make 10 of their 11 free throws.
Margo Spear, Ella Gilbertson and Grace Kinsey each hit 3s for Lake Zurich.
Grant 65, North Chicago 13: The host Bulldogs cruised in Northern Lake County Conference play as Kennedy Kiesgen (11 points) and Ally Mahinay and Mercedes Uribe (10 apiece) led the scoring effort.
Grant (6-3, 3-1) held North Chicago to 2 first-half points.
Senior Makiah Linbo (9 points) and sophomore Jazzlyn Linbo (8) also had significant scoring contributions for Grant.
Antioch 46, Round Lake 27: Junior guard Piper Foote (12 points) and senior guard Taylor Feltner (10) led the scoring as the host Sequoits (1-8, 1-3) picked up their first victory of the season in NLCC action.
Samantha Nicoline had 10 points to pace Round Lake (3-7, 1-3).