Sullivan paces undefeated Carmel
Sophomore center Grace Sullivan scored a season- and game-high 15 points, and Carmel Catholic's girls basketball team remained undefeated in the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament by beating the host Mustangs 47-25 on Friday night.
Katie Lach added 13 points and 5 steals for Carmel (4-0), which looks to complete a 5-0 run in the tourney when it plays Grayslake North at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Sullivan, who sat out the fourth quarter with her team up big, shot 7 of 11 from the floor and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Freshman Jordan Wood contributed 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals for the Corsairs, who led 16-4 after one quarter, 24-9 at halftime and 41-17 after three.
Mundelein (0-4) was paced by Morgan Frank, who had 13 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the stripe and one 3-pointer. The senior forward also had 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Freshman Gracie Werner scored 6 points on a pair of 3-pointers for the Mustangs, who play Highland Park in the tournament finale at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Highland Park 42, Glenbrook South 38 (OT): At Mundelein, Addie Budnik scored 21 points, as the Giants prevailed in overtime to improve to 3-1 in the tournament.
Budnik hit 2 free throws with no time left in regulation to force OT. She finished 11 of 11 from the foul line.
Stevenson 52, Lockport 48: At Willowbrook, Avery King scored 18 points, Simone Sawyer added 16, and the Patriots improved to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the tournament.
Nikki Ware had 10 points for Stevenson, and Ava Bardic contributed 8 (two 3-pointers).
Wauconda 54, Belvidere 31: At Wauconda, sophomore Jessie Pakaski scored a career-high 21 points and also had 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, as the Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in their own tournament.
Kiley Szmajda added 11 points for Wauconda (2-1), which was up 17-8 after one quarter, 31-20 at halftime and 43-24 after three. Ella Karg contributed 8 points, 6 assists and 3 steals, and Mackenzie Arden had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
"Another great team win," Bulldogs coach Jaime Dennis said. "We shared the ball well, collecting 18 assists on our 25 baskets. We outrebounded them 29 to 23. We took care of the ball and shot 50% from the floor. I was a little worried when Belvidere slowed it down on us and played a 2-3 defense. We have struggled with that in the past but not tonight. Jessie had a huge game not just offensively but defensively as well."