2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 1/10/2018 10:41 PM

Winning return to NSC for Stevenson

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Stevenson's girls basketball team returned to play in the North Suburban Conference, and also reverted to winning outcomes.

The Patriots snapped a four-game losing streak by handling visiting Waukegan 71-34 on Wednesday in NSC action.

Stevenson improved its record to 11-7 overall and 6-1 in the NSC, good for a first-place tie with Warren.

Kiana Cencula led the Patriots with 15 points, while Avery King had 14 and Klaire Steffens 10. Isabella Paldrmic, King and Cencula each made a pair of 3s.

The loss kept Waukegan winless in conference play at 0-7.

Lake Forest 43, Mundelein 27: The host Mustangs played the Scouts even in the second half, when both squads generated 16 points, but couldn't overcome their first-half deficit in NSC play.

Ellie Maldonado led Mundelein (5-12, 2-5) with 9 points to go with 7 rebounds, while teammate Morgan Frank had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Junior forward Ellie Pearson paced Lake Forest's offensive output with 13 points and Halle Douglass had 11. The Scouts improved to 6-2 against NSC foes.

Warren 52, Zion-Benton 17: Jordyn Hughes scored 20 points, sinking six 3-pointers, as the host Blue Devils cruised in North Suburban action.

Kaylen Dickson added 15 points for Warren (14-5, 7-1), which led 21-1 after one quarter, 30-1 at halftime and 46-10 after three.

Zion-Benton fell to 1-7 in the NSC.

Hoffman Estates 43, Streamwood 41: Nora Thomas was clutch for Hoffman Estates' girls basketball team on Wednesday night at Streamwood.

The Hawks' 5 -foot-4 sophomore guard connected for back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes which gave the Hawks a 5-point lead and they held on for a 43-41 nonconference triumph over the Sabres.

Raven Wilson, a 6-foot-2 junior center who had a huge putback bucket with 30 seconds left in the game, led Hoffman (6-12) with a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Senior guard Tayler Williams contributed 12 points with three 3-pointers while Thomas finished with 11 points and three 3-pointers. Junior Alyssa Dupart also hit a 3-pointer for Hoffman.

"My girls played with great composure down the stretch," said Hawks coach Mike Koester. "And we played with a 'can't lose' attitude."

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