The Big Northern East girls basketball championship belongs to Hampshire all alone for the third straight year.
Seniors Chrissy Heine and Cassie Dumoulin scored 20 and 16 points respectively and junior Alex Dumoulin added 15 Monday night as the Whip-Purs (24-1, 9-0) beat Richmond-Burton 64-55 on the road to wrap up the conference title outright.
"Anytime you go to Richmond it's a challenge," said Hampshire coach Sue Ellett. "I thought we were talented enough to go undefeated this year. We still have one more to go though (Friday against Marengo)."
Ellett fashioned her game plan Monday night after that of former Hampshire coach Milt Awe.
"We played Milt-ball today," Ellett said. "We just wanted to score more than we gave up."
Cassie and Alex Dumoulin each had 10 rebounds for the Whips, who won their 28th straight conference game. Junior Karla Vietinghoff added 9 points.
"We graduated eight seniors and some people didn't think we could do it again," Ellett said. "The kids have done a great job."
Streamwood 45, Fenton 35: Emma Schmidt and Michelle Tomczak scored 14 points each as Streamwood (10-16) closed out the Season's End Tournament with a win over host Fenton. The Sabres led 27-13 at halftime and never looked back.
Woodstock 47, Dundee-Crown 45: The Chargers (2-22) outscored Fox Valley Conference crossover foe Woodstock 20-9 in the fourth quarter but came up just short of their third win of the season. Megan Fasanella scored 19 points to lead Dundee-Crown.
Neuqua Valley 76, Larkin 22: Sophomore Jill Casebeer led Larkin (0-23, 0-9) with 7 points in this Upstate Eight Conference loss.
John Radtke contributed to this report