Junior forward Lauren Webb led four players in double figures, as Vernon Hills' girls basketball team improved to 2-0 in its own tournament with a 60-27 win over Lake Forest on Thursday night.
Webb finished with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Fellow Cougars junior forward Sydney Smith had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Haley Lieberman (4 steals) and Brie Bahlmann added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for Vernon Hills.
Smith sank three 3-pointers and had 11 points in the first quarter in helping the hosts build a 15-2 lead.
The Cougars' DePaul-bound center Meri Bennett-Swanson played only one half due to a school band commitment and was held scoreless.
Marian Central 63, Wauconda 40: At Marian Central, the Bulldogs fell behind 23-9 after one quarter and never recovered, despite getting outscored only 23-22 in the middle quarters.
Dani Sturm led Wauconda (0-2) with 12 points. Lauren Nee, the Bulldogs' only returning starter, added 8 points, and Maggie LePage chipped in six.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.