Fremd’s girls basketball team rallied from a 6-point halftime deficit to defeat host Lakes 63-49 in the second round of the Turkey Thriller on Friday night.
Trailing 31-25 after being plagued by foul trouble in the first 16 minutes, sophomore Haley Gorecki (24 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists) and senior Ashley McConnell (18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) helped fuel the Vikings’ second-half comeback.
“Our entire starting lineup was in foul trouble the entire second quarter,” said Fremd coach Dave Yates, whose team improved to 2-0.
Other offensive contributors were Marilyn Lortz (7 points), Bernie Williams (6), Catherine Ernst (4), Shannon Wittel (2) and Erica Simios (2).
“Once we adjusted a few things and stopped committing silly fouls we finished the game much better than we started,” Yates added. “We played a nice second half. Credit Lakes, they came out on fire and played a nice game.”
Rolling Meadows 68, Lake Zurich 18: Juniors Jackie Kemph (22 points) and Alexis Glasgow (17) led Rolling Meadows to its second win in the Turkey Thriller and third of the young season.
The Mustangs (3-0) received 3 3-pointers from Glasgow and one apiece from Elizabeth Vasilogambros, Chloe Prodanovic and Sami Kay.
Huntley 48, St. Viator 33: Junior guard Erin Fabbri led St. Viator (0-2) with 15 points and three 3-pointers in the second-round game of the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving tourney. Senior Michelle Presslak added 6 for the Lions, who also received a 3-pointer from Jennie Horstmann.
Christian Liberty 29, Francis Parker 22: Shelbi Hernandez (12 points) and Megan Sullivan (7) were top scorers for the Chargers (2-0), who received 3-pointers from Jessica Moriarty (2), Vivian Barclay and Sullivan.
Fenwick 71, Wheeling 44: Jade Owens had 17 points and Maggie Reilly had 12 points for Fenwick (1-0) in the Niles North tourney game.
Sophomore guard Deanna Kuzmanic had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals for Wheeling (0-2).
Teammate Hailey Dammeier had 11 points with 8 rebounds while Elizabeth Smith added 10 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocks.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.