Larson sinks winner for Antioch
Avery Larson sank the winning basket in the closing seconds, and Antioch's girls basketball team rallied in the second half to edge host Woodstock North 40-39 in a nonconference game on Monday night.
The Sequoits (12-13) won for the fourth time in a row, giving them their longest winning streak of the season.
Larson finished with 14 points (6 of 6 from the foul line), 15 rebounds and a career-high 5 blocked shots. The Sequoits trailed 20-18 at halftime, before outscoring the Thunder 10-0 in the third quarter.
Hailey Webb added 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Faith Miller also stepped up big with 6 points and 8 rebounds.
Antioch hosts Lakes on Wednesday night.
Grayslake Central 55, Vernon Hills 37: Kate Bullman led all scorers with 23 points, and the visiting Rams won in nonconference action.
Amanda Kocialkowski and Lauryn Cartee added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Grayslake Central, which improved to 23-3 with its 15th win in a row. Kocialkowski and Cartee each hit two 3-pointers, while Bullman also made a 3.
The Rams can clinch the Northern Lake County Conference championship outright when they visit Round Lake on Wednesday night.
Vernon Hills (15-10) was led by Daniella Jarrell's 13 points. Lauren Shores added 10 for the Cougars.
Round Lake 47, Woodlands Academy 19: Freshman Lilli Burton scored 19 points, and the host Panthers captured the nonconference game for their third win in a row and sixth in seven games.
Amari Cole added 9 points for Round Lake (9-18), and Taylor Major had 7.
Grant 52, Marian Central 43: Jazzlyn Linbo had 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals, and the host Bulldogs won in nonconference action for their second straight win.
MaCalyn Flores tallied 12 points and 5 steals for Grant (14-12). The Bulldogs' other contributors included Kylie Whyte (7 points), Cora Hughs (6 points), Nikki Kouvelias (5 points, 5 steals) and Kaitlyn Flader (4 points, 4 steals).