Bullman's double-double leads Grayslake Central past Grant
Kate Bullman scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Grayslake Central's girls basketball team defeated host Grant 61-35 in a Northern Lake County Conference matinee on Saturday.
MK Drevline added 14 points for the Rams (15-7, 7-0), who sit in sole possession of first place in the NLCC. Maura Fitzgerald had 8 points and 9 assists, and Rosie Drevline contributed 6 points.
Grant (12-8, 6-3) received 11 points apiece from Jazzlyn Linbo and Ally Mahinay.
New Trier 53, Vernon Hills 34: Kayla Caudle had 7 points and 14 rebounds for the host Cougars in their Central Suburban League crossover.
Lauren Shores scored 9 points for Vernon Hills (11-9).
Stevenson 53, Palatine 31: Avery King led the way for the host Patriots with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the nonconference game.
Simone Sawyer added 11 points and 4 rebounds for Stevenson (14-7), which has won four straight heading into Tuesday's North Suburban Conference showdown at Lake Forest.
Coal City 35, Antioch 33: The visiting Sequoits faced a double-digit deficit in the first quarter en route to the nonconference loss.
Antioch (3-16) looked to the bench for a spark, and it came in the form of senior Sam Brown. Brown played with heart and with hustle," coach Tim Borries said, scoring a career-high 12 points. She also led the team with 7 rebounds, while dishing out 2 assists and picking up 5 steals. With her in the lead, Antioch clawed back into the game, holding the Coalers to a mere point in the third quarter.
The Sequoits took the lead in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't make a last-second shot.
St. Viator 53, Lakes 51: The host Eagles lost a tightly contested game for the second night in a row, despite Sara Smith's 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in the nonconference game.
Mia Edwards had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals for Lakes (8-12), which lost by four points to Grayslake North on Friday night.
"We played with great energy and passion tonight," Eagles coach Brian Phelan said. "We moved the ball well on offense and attacked the paint, getting to the free-throw line often. We played good defense against a team that flat-out scores a lot of points. Record-wise, this is not where we thought we would be, but we have a great group of kids that work hard and care for one another."