Carmel captures championship at Dixon

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/28/2019 10:52 PM

Jordan Wood scored 18 points, and Carmel Catholic's girls basketball team defeated host Dixon 57-44 to win the championship of the KSB Holiday Classic on Saturday night.

Carmel went 4-0 in the tournament to improve to 12-2.


"They're good," Corsairs coach Ben Berg said of Dixon's Duchesses. "They're 12-1 and one of the better (Class) 3A schools in the area out here. It was a good crowd. There was probably 200 people in the stands."

Kaytlyn Matz and Emma Berg each added 13 points for Carmel, which led by as many as 18 points in the second half. For the junior guard Berg, who hit three 3-pointers, it was a career high. The freshman Wood scored 17 points in Carmel's semifinal win over East Moline United.

"Especially the last two games, she really played well," Ben Berg said of Wood. "She's been sick the last couple of weeks, but she's starting to feel better."

Lake Zurich 46, York 40: At Montini, Alayna Soukup scored 14 points, including 8 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter, and the Bears won for the second day in a row in the tournament.

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Freshman Baylie Parks added 13 points for Lake Zurich (9-4, 2-1 tourney), which plays Loyola at 3 p.m. Monday for the consolation championship.

Warren 71, Waukegan 59: At Grant, Grace Lynch scored 26 points, and the Blue Devils wrapped up the tournament with their third win in their last four games.

Caroline Sharpe added 12 points for Warren (6-10, 3-2 tourney). Macey Kocen and Zion Levy had 8 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who trailed 21-12 after one quarter but led 52-43 after three and made 9 of 11 free throws in the fourth. Lynch and Levy were named to the all-tournament team.

Mia Simpson had 25 points for Waukegan, and Aaliyah Gordon added 22. Simpson and Tajanay Bradley made the all-tourney team for the Bulldogs.

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