Lee nets 1,000th point in Buffalo Grove win
In the same high school where Naperville Central's Candace Parker became the first Illinois female high school player to dunk, Kendra Lee made some history herself for Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team.
The senior forward became the 15th Bison to score 1,000 points when BG posted a 56-46 win over Hampshire in its last game of the 37th annual Komaromy Classic at Dundee-Crown High School on Monday. Lee scored 17 points with 6 rebounds and a pair of steals as the Bison raised their record to 9-7 and completed play in the 16-team tourney at 2-2.
"What's even more impressive than the 1,000 points is the type of person Kendra is," said BG coach Steven Kolodziej. "I've been fortunate to be around countless student-athletes who have had a lot of success. However, the standard that Kendra holds herself to in the classroom -- as a leader in our school and the type of young woman that she is -- is even more impressive then the 1,000 points."
As a freshman, Lee made it a goal to reach this milestone.
Kolodziej said the Lindenwood University recruit has a legitimate chance to finish in the program's Top Ten for all-time scorers. She now has 1,005 points. If she reaches 1,100 points, she would join the Top Ten.
Other key performers for BG were Macy Floro (12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals), Kora Kipley (10 points, 7 rebounds), Kim Stuercke (8 points, 6 rebounds) and Megan Fontanetta (7 points, 4 assists).
Hersey 62, Geneva 47: Hersey (12-6) took seventh place at the Montini Christmas Tournament in Lombard as junior Mary McGrath led the Huskies with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Mary Kate Fahey added 17 points with 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Jordan Carlquist contributed 9 points and also hit a key 3-pointer and had a key defensive rebound after Geneva pulled to within 9 points.
Fremd 46 Batavia 23: Fremd (11-4) was led by Olivia Hill (13 points, 3 assists), Grace LaBarge (13 points, 3 rebounds), Katie Hansen (8 points, 7 rebounds) and Liz Prigge (6 points, 6 rebounds) to finish 2-2 at the Montini Christmas tournament.
Junior Hanna Mahmoud hit a 28-foot 3-pointer the second quarter buzzer.
"I'm proud of this team," said Fremd coach Dave Yates. "We went 2-1 over the last three games playing without two all-conference starters. I loved how this team figured it out on the fly and got better each game. It will only make us better when it matters."
Prospect 61, Trinity 54: Prospect earned its second win over Trinity as junior guard Eliot Dojutrek netted 18 points with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals at the Komaromy Classic.
The Knights (7-7) also received double-digit scoring from Andie Will (14 points, 6 steals) and Macy Zei (11 points, 2 assists).
Sarah Skaggs and Ellen Sherwood each had 4 rebounds while Summer Srodulski chipped in 6 points with 3 rebounds.
Fenwick 52, Barrington 39: Barrington (11-6) took sixth place at the Komaromy Classic after going to 2-2 in the 16-team event.
Taylor Thompson led the Fillies with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The senior forward also had 3 assists and 2 steals.
Other key performer for the Fillies were Laura Mahlum (11 points, 3 rebounds), Sophie Swanson (8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Shanna Turczynski (6 points, 2 steals).
Highland Park 53, Leyden 44: Leyden (2-11) was led by Becky Colmenares (20 points), Evelyn Abundes (13) and Jocelyn Muenster (6) in the Eagles' final game of the Blenner Holiday Classic at St. Viator High School.
Resurrection 49, Wheeling 35: Naomi Mettelus (11 points, three 3-pointers), Morgan Collar (10 points) and Sophia Stanke (9 points, three 3-pointers) paced the Wildcats (4-12) in their final game at the Blenner Holiday Classic.