Tekampe, Stephens lead Lakes' upset of Grant
Rosie Tekampe and Addie Stephens each scored 14 points, and Lakes' girls basketball team upset visiting Grant 51-41 in a Northern Lake County Conference matinee on Saturday.
Tekampe also had 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 blocks and 3 assists. Kendall Phelan and Grace Sullivan (4 rebounds) added 8 points apiece for the Eagles (5-20, 4-9), who had lost five in a row.
"We kept the game plan simple and everyone contributed," Lake coach Brian Phelan said. "We did a great job on closing out on shooting and were connected well on defense."
Stephens, a junior guard, notcher her season-high point total.
"So happy for Addie," Phelan said. "She had a great second half and could not miss.
"A good conference win," the coach added. "Just a good team win vs. a well-coached team."
Grant, which had won three straight, fell to 15-13 and 8-5 in the NLCC.
Grayslake North 45, North Chicago 41 (OT): Peyton Gerdes scored 14 points, and the host Knights prevailed in overtime to snap a nine-game losing streak in the Northern Lake County Conference game.
Meghan Leahy added 11 points, including the go-ahead basket in OT, and Grace Wamser hit 4 straight free throws to seal the win, as Grayslake North improved to 9-20 and 4-9 in the NLCC. Faith Standerski took 2 charges.
"I was proud of how we finished strong in overtime," Knights coach Roger Lass said. "It's been awhile since we won, but we've been playing better and hopefully peaking for the playoffs."
Grayslake Central 53, Antioch 35: MK Drevline's 12 points led three players in doubles figures, and the visiting Rams remained perfect in Northern Lake County Conference action.
Grayslake Central (25-3, 13-0), which already has clinched the NLCC championship outright, also received 11 points apiece from Amanda Kocialkowski and Lauryn Cartee. The Rams have won 17 games in a row.
Avery Larson had 10 points for Antioch (13-14, 7-6), which had won a season-best five games in a row.
Wauconda 52, Round Lake 27: Ella Karg had 13 points and 7 assists, Kiley Szmajda tallied 13 points and 4 blocks, and the host Bulldogs celebrated Senior Night with another Northern Lake County Conference win.
Wauconda (18-6, 10-3) also received contributions from Mackenzie Arden (11 points), Morgan Lung (7 points, 10 rebounds) and Jessie Pakaski (3 points, 7 rebounds).
"The girls put together a nice game tonight," Wauconda coach Jaime Dennis said. "Our defensive pressure led to several transition baskets. Ella did a nice job of keeping her head up and hitting her teammates when they were open. Both Kylie and 'Mack' [Arden] ran the floor well and finished strong. Jessie and Morgan provided a good inside presence and dominated the boards. It was senior night and it is always nice to be able to get everyone some playing minutes."
Round Lake (9-20, 5-8) received 11 pints from Lilli Burton.
Prospect 50, Mundelein 23: The host Mustangs lost the nonconference game to fall to 7-22.
Palatine 35, Lake Zurich 28: The visiting Bears lost their fourth game in a row.
Margueret Spear led Lake Zurich (14-12) with 8 points.