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Article updated: 11/15/2012 11:25 PM

Vernon Hills handles Lake Forest


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.

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