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Article updated: 11/13/2012 11:34 PM

New-look LZ succeeds in opener

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Lake Zurich's girls basketball team graduated its entire starting lineup and returned only three players who were on varsity last season.

Two of those girls -- Sara Gazdacka and Sarah Stefaniu -- scored in double digits Tuesday night, as the Bears opened the season by pulling out a 43-41 win in overtime against visiting Deerfield in a nonconference game.

Gazdacka scored a game-high 13 points, going 11 of 18 from the foul line, while Stefaniu added 12 points.

Lake Zurich, which outscored Deerfield 7-5 in OT, also got 8 points from sophomore Kaylee Grant.

Loyola 44, Warren 26: At Loyola, Anna Schueler scored 18 points for the host school in a season-opening game that was part of the New Trier Thanksgiving tournament.

Warren was led by Alyssa Phillips' 7 points and 5 rebounds. Cassie Christie (7 rebounds) and Kristin Jacobs each had 6 points for the Blue Devils, who trailed 14-2 after one quarter and 28-8 at halftime.

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