Wauconda stays hot, avenges loss to Grant

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/16/2019 11:02 PM

Allie Tylka tallied 25 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists, and Wauconda's girls basketball team avenged an earlier-season loss to Grant, winning 69-53 at home in Northern Lake County Conference action on Wednesday night.

Wauconda (17-3, 6-2) led only 18-16 after one quarter but was up 38-26 at halftime and 59-38 after three. The Bulldogs' other contributors included Ella Karg (13 points, 5 assists), Kiley Szmajda (8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 assists), Jessie Pakaski (9 points, 9 rebounds) and Mackenzie Arden (8 points).

Wauconda, which has won eight in a row, lost to Grant 63-59 on Nov. 27 to open NLCC play.

"This was a great team win," Bulldogs coach Jaime Dennis said. "After losing to Grant by 4 points early in the year, we felt we let one slip away and wanted some revenge. This was probably our most complete game of the year, getting key contributions from multiple people. We had several steals that lead to transition baskets."

Wauconda shot 20 of 26 from the free-throw line and had 18 assists.

"We shared the ball well," Dennis said. "I am so proud of this team and the improvements that they are making."

Grant (12-9, 6-4), which lost its third game in a row, was led by Jazzlyn Linbo's 23 points. Ally Mahinay had 10 for the Bulldogs.

Grayslake Central 36, Grayslake North 27: Kate Bullman scored 11 points, as the host Rams remained undefeated in Northern Lake County Conference action

Madeline Mussay added 10 points coming off the bench for Grayslake Central (16-7, 8-0).

Grayslake North (8-15, 4-4) was led by Savannah Guenther's 13 points.

Lakes 55, North Chicago 19: The visiting Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak by picking up the Northern Lake County Conference win.

Lakes (9-13, 3-5) was led by Mia Edwards with 14 points. Kylie Jozwik had eight.

Stevenson 57, Wheeling 30: Avery King scored 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and the visiting Patriots won the nonconference game for their sixth straight victory.

Nikki Ware scored all 10 of her points, including two 3s, in the opening quarter. Stevenson (16-7) also got 13 points from Simone Sawyer.

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