Hersey snaps Lake Forest win streak

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/12/2019 9:19 PM

Hersey's girls basketball team snapped a nine-game winning streak by Lake Forest on Saturday with a 53-45 nonconference triumph.

Senior guard Emily Collins poured home 21 points to lead the Huskies (12-8) past the host Scouts (16-5).

Other top scorers for Hersey were Mary Kate Fahey (9), Maddie Jacobson (8) and Mary McGrath (7).

"Even though we were outsized, we were really smart on defense," said Hersey coach Mary Fendley. "We were consistent through four quarters, and rarely gave them second shots."

Aya El-Fiky pulled down 11 rebounds while McGrath had 10.

Hersey made 15-of-18 free throws in the game

"Our free throw shooting was clutch to stretching our lead down the stretch," Fendley said.

Elk Grove 75, Fenton 56: Elk Grove coach Jen Guth watched her offense explode for a season-high 75 points on its home court.

The previous high total for the Grens came in a 60-35 win over Hinsdale Central at the Wheaton North tournament last month.

Freshman Lili Duckmann tossed in a career-high 21 points. Also making it into double figures were sophomore Alyssa Trausch (season-best 12 points) and classmate Isabella Tierney (10 points).

Juniors Madlyn Korkis and Bridget McGarry each chipped in 8 points while Megan Murray added 7.

St. Viator 53, Lakes 51 (OT): The visiting Lions worked overtime to get the nonconference win and improve to 16-5 while Lakes slipped to 8-12.

Leading the way were freshman Joy Bergstrom (14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals), senior Elise Horbach (12 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds) and freshman Nora Ahram (10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists).

Stevenson 53, Palatine 31: Freshman Madisen Stark and junior Julianna Mandarino each scored 7 points to lead Palatine (4-15) in the nonconference game in Lincolnshire.

Kenwood Academy 48, Fremd 41: Angela Zara (9 points, 3 steals), Ruthie Montella (9 points), Brianna Wooldridge (6 points, 8 rebounds), Grace LaBarge (6 points) and Ella Burns (6 points) led visiting Fremd (19-3) in the nonconference game.

Sandburg 50, Schaumburg 44: Schaumburg fell to 9-10 with this nonconference loss.

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