Palatine rallies past Buffalo Grove

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/15/2018 10:08 PM

Palatine's girls basketball team wrapped up play at the Lake Forest tournament on Monday with two wins to finish at 3-1 in the five-team round-robin event.

The Pirates, who raised the overall record to 16-5, rallied past Buffalo Grove 35-32 in their first game of the day and then defeated Deerfield 41-14.


Palatine, which shares the Mid-Suburban West lead with Fremd, fell behind 10-2 after one quarter and trailed at 18-15 half.

The Pirates took the lead for good when Kendra Lindell's 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter made it 26-24.

Sarah Jasonowicz converted a big 3 with three minutes left that gave Palatine 7-point lead.

BG (4-18) trailed by 3 points with six seconds left and had possession of the ball.

Pirates coach Mark Johnson credited Anja Jacobsen with strong defense to help prevent a 3-pointer by BG in the final seconds.

Lindell finished with a game-high 15 points while Sydney Rzepka added 9.

BG was led by Sydney Fortman and Kendra Lee (three 3-pointers) with 10 points apiece.

In its win over Deerfield, Lindell came back with a game-high 14 points and four 3-pointers. Jenny Myslinski contributed 8 points , including two 3-pointers. Melanie Simon also had a 3-pointer for Palatine.

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Rolling Meadows 67, Bradley Bourbonnais 46: Rolling Meadows (14-6) won the Coach Kipp's Hoopsfest matchup at Willowbrook High School behind the double-digit scoring of Lily Greifenstein (24 points), Melissa Spiwak (12), Bridget Rolla (11) and Alexa Davis (11).

Top rebounders for the Mustangs were Rolla (10), Suzannah Holifield (7), Davis (5) and Caili Hosler (5) while Davis handed out 6 assists and Spiwak 5.

"It was an honor to play in the Coach Kipp's Hoopsfest," said Rolling Meadows coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "Our kids came ready to play and maintained that level throughout the game."

Hoffman Estates 40, Niles North 22: The visiting Hawks got off to a 12-4 start after en quarter en route to the nonconference win in Skokie.

Sophomore guard Nora Thomas led the Hawks (7-12) with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers while 6-foot-2 junior center Raven Wilson added 12 points.

"Nora was the catalyst on offense," said Hawks coach Mike Koester. "And Raven Wilson was awfully tough to guard inside."

Junior Kate Mongold and senior Tayler Williams (one 3-pointer) each added 5 points for Hoffman.


The 22 points were the fewest points Hoffman has given up this season.

"We worked extremely hard into defense end which led to some great looks on offense," Koester said. "It was great to get back into the win column."

Fremd 51, Plainfield 44: In its first game of the day at the DeKalb tourney, Fremd was led by all-tourney selection Emily Klaczek's 17 points. The sophomore guard was 7-of-8 at the free throw line and converted two 3-pointers.

Ruthie Montella, Olivia Hill and Grace LaBarge each chipped in 7 points while sophomore Ella Burns had 6 with a pair of 3-pointers. Crystal Kim also connected from 3-point range for the Vikes.

Fremd 65, Bartlett 52: The Vikings (14-9) came away with a win in their last matchup of the tournament, the fifth-place game against the Hawks.

Sophomore Emily Klaczek came back with a game-high 21 points, 14 in the second half. She tossed in a pair of 3-pointers.

Freshman Ruthie Montella, freshman Grace LaBarge and sophomore Ella Bruns (three 3-pointers) each chipped in 9 points while sophomore Olivia Hill tossed in 6. Sophomore Crystal Kim also had a 3-pointer.

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