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Memorable milestones for Barreiro, Barrington

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  • Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro, shown here during regional action against Mundelein last season, picked up career victory No. 400 on Friday at Fremd.

      Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro, shown here during regional action against Mundelein last season, picked up career victory No. 400 on Friday at Fremd.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Daily Herald report

Barrington's Babbi Barreiro joined an elite group of coaches in Illinois girls basketball who have won 400 games.

And there's no doubt she'll remember No. 400, which came in her 25th season.

Barreiro's Fillies ended Fremd's 46-game Mid-Suburban League West winning streak with a 44-40 victory in Palatine on Friday night.

"Congratulations to coach Barreiro on winning her 400th game," said Fremd coach Dave Yates, whose Vikings are the division's seven time defending champs. "That is an amazing accomplishment for her and her program."

Sophomore Taylor Thompson scored 26 points and junior Tori Meyer added 11 as the Fillies improved to 7-11 and 3-2 in the West, trailing Fremd (4-1) and Palatine (4-1) by one game.

"She (Barreiro) had her girls ready to play," Yates said. " They completely outplayed us in all facets of the game. They wanted it more than we did plain and simple and that is a credit to coach Barreiro."

Thompson also had double-digit rebounds.

"We had no answer for Taylor Thompson and every run we put together they had an answer for," Yates said. " We turned them over enough to give ourselves a chance to make it close, but when you shoot like we did, your not going to win many of those games."

Sophomore Emily Klaczek led Fremd with 16 points and freshman Ruthie Montella added 8.

Barreiro credited many in her ability to reach the milestone of 400 and handing Fremd its first MSL West loss since a loss to Schaumburg in the eighth game of the 2012-13 season.

"I feel so lucky to be coaching at Barrington and have such a supportive staff and administration, and such hard working players," Barriero said. "I've been fortunate to have tremendous kids over the years and I think you don't get any of your wins alone.

"My family and friends have been so supportive of my career, from baby-sitting my children (Jaydyn and Greyson) to always being there in the stands. I couldn't have done it alone."

Barreiro could not have ben more proud of her players.

"I was happy for these kids," she said. "I felt like they were moving in the right direction all season and it's nice to see their hard work starting to pay off."

The Fillies led 20-12 at half and were up by 12 with three minutes left.

"Fremd keeps pressing you, "Barreiro said "We got a little nervous down the stretch. I thought defensively played very very well. We gave up a few open looks that hurt down the stretch but our first half defense was excellent."

Thompson produced one of the finest games of her career.

"Taylor Thompson was wonderful especially finishing around the basket and pulling down 13 rebounds," Barreiro said. "I also felt like Tori Meyer played with such energy and guts. She is always working and had some key buckets. Tess Conforti played some great defense for us again and communicated when we needed it."

"Fremd is so tenacious defensively. They are well coached so I was really happy for our kids. They believed in each other. As happy as I am about the 400th win, I was happiest about the team pushing through and winning the game. The kids were all business this week from the scout team preparing the starters to the starters executing the game plan. They played some great defense and forced Fremd into some rushed shots."

Wheeling 55, Prospect 47: Christina Pierini (17 points, three 3-pointers), Nansy Velev (15) and Morgan Collar (13) led host Wheeling (11-7, 2-3) with 15 points while Morgan Collar chipped in 13.

Emily Frasco (four 3-pointers) led Prospect (9-8, 3-2) with 18 points and Margherite Pettenuzzo (9).

Elk Grove 43, Buffalo Grove 38: Megan Murray (16 points), Isabella Tierney (8) and Alyssa Trausch (7) were leading scorers for visiting Elk Grove (10-10, 2-3) in its MSL East triumph.

Kendra Lee led the Bison (2-16, 0-5) with 11 points.

Palatine 53, Schaumburg 42: Host Palatine (13-4, 4-1) moved into a first-place tie in the MSL West as Kendra Lindell (12 points, four 3-pointers), Kacie Filian (10), Sydney Rzepka (9) and Tiana Henderson were top scorers.

Ariana Doroskin led Schaumburg (2-16, 1-4) with 12 points.

Conant 44, Hoffman Estates 31: Host Conant (6-12, 3-2) was led by Ania Baker (11 points), Taylor Cyr (9) and Abbey DiSalvo (8) in the MSL West game. Tayler Williams led Hoffman (6-13, 0-5) with 11 points.

Maine West 64, Glenbrook North 23: Angela Dugalic (15 points), Catherine Johnson (11) and Alisa Fallon (10) were top scorers for host Maine West (19-1, 6-0) in the CSL North triumph.

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