Barrington's Thompson reaches 1,000 in win at Deerfield
Junior forward Taylor Thompson scored her 1,000th career point and finished with a season-high 27 points and 13 rebounds to help Barrington's girls basketball team defeat host Deerfield 61-38 on Saturday.
Thompson became the ninth Filly to reach the 1,000 plateau at Barrington. IBCA Hall of Famer Lindsay Richards is the school's all-time leader with 2,182 points.
"I'm very happy for Taylor," said soon-to-be IBCA Hall of Famer Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "Obviously this puts her in some elite company in Illinois and at Barrington. She continues to be a player who has huge potential."
Thompson, a 5-foot-11 three-year starter, now has 1,015 points.
"I think she is just going to keep getting better if she works hard and grows as a player," Barreiro said. "She is very strong in the post and as a rebounder but she is also developing an outside game. She has a ton of potential and continues to get better."
Freshmen Laura Mahlum (14 points, three 3-pointers) and Sydney Granby (11) also reached double figures for the Fillies (11-16).
Fremd 65, Morton 59 (2 OT): Sophomore Ruthie Montella scored 17 points converting 11 of 14 free throws to help lead Fremd (24-4) to the double overtime win over downstate Morton, one of the state's top Class 3A teams, at Illinois Community College.
Junior Emily Klaczek (14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks) and freshman Brianna Wooldridge (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks) were also key contributors for the Vikings, who travel to Rolling Meadows on Wednesday for the Mid-Suburban League championship.
St. Viator 54, Resurrection 17: Visiting St. Viator (19-7) won the nonconference game in Chicago by jumping ahead 18-0 after one quarter.
Elise Horbach has (12 points) and Joy Bergstrom (8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals) helped lead the Lions.
New Trier 53, Conant 27: Stephanie Mazurek and Abbey DiSalvo each scored 8 points to lead Conant (9-16) in the nonconference in Winnetka.
Christian Liberty 64, Alden-Hebron 61 (OT): The Chargers celebrated Senior Night on Friday by winning their final home conference game of the season against first-place Alden-Hebron.
The Giants sent the game to overtime by stealing an inbounds pass with four seconds left and hitting a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Overtime went back and forth before CLA finally handed the Giants their first league loss of the season, outscoring the visitors 5-2 in the extra session.
Julie Wolke (three 3-pointers) led the Chargers with 17 points while teammates Megan Ng (12 points) and Audrey Law (11) also reached double figures.