Highland Park 57, Mundelein 53: Lena Munzer came 2 steals shy of posting a triple-double, and her 2 free throws with 7.3 seconds left allowed the Giants to hang on in the Mundelein tournament game.
The Yale-bound Munzer finished with 35 points, 16 rebounds, 8 steals and 5 blocked shots.
Highland Park (2-2) led 44-35 after three quarters but saw Mundelein (0-4) pull within 54-53 on a 3-pointer by Natalie Busscher with 1:25 left and then a layup by Jessica Schultz with 37 seconds to go.
The Mustangs wouldn’t score again, however. Highland Park guard Lucy Hoffman hit 1 free throw with 12.2 seconds on the clock, before Munzer was fouled and sent to the line after the Giants secured an offensive rebound.
Busscher led Mundelein with 18 points, while Maggie Mahar added 16. Each player hit a pair of 3-pointers.
Carmel 56, Grant 41: GuardKathleen Felicelli scored all of her game-high 13 points in the first half, as the Corsairs evened their record at 2-2 in the Mundelein tournament.
Center Kayla Quinn dropped in 10 of her 12 points in the third quarter, helping Carmel extend a 29-18 lead at halftime to 47-25 heading into the fourth.
Grant (1-3) was led by freshman guard Jasmine Sangster, who scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer, on 5-of-7 shooting.
Wauconda 52, Belvidere 34: At Marian Central, the Bulldogs got their first win of the season, as Lexie Redmann and Jessie Wood scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Lauren Nee added 8 points, including a 3-pointer.
“Lauren played an outstanding game handling the ball,” Wauconda coach Jaime Dennis. “Lexie Redmann had to stop their big gun and did a really nice job defensively. She really stepped up and played a solid, full game. She came out for only about a minute.”
Wauconda (1-2) outscored Belvidere 14-4 in the second quarter to take a 22-12 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 40-26 heading into the fourth.
“It was a great team effort,” Dennis said.
Wauconda resumes the tournament Tuesday, when it plays Richmond-Burton at 5 p.m. at Marian Central.
Resurrection 47, Antioch 21: At Niles North, the Sequoits trailed 10-4 after one quarter and 30-10 at halftime.
Paige Gallimore scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer, for Antioch (1-1), which faces the host school at Niles North at 7 p.m. today.
Rolling Meadows 68, Lake Zurich 18: At Lake Zurich, the visiting Mustangs sprinted to a 17-4 after one quarter and led 34-13 at halftime.
Lake Zurich received 6 points from Sarah Stefaniu and 5 from Sara Gazdacka.
Fremd 63, Lakes 49: The visiting Vikings rallied in the second half to win the game that was part of the Lake Zurich tournament.
“The fans made this early-season game seem like a regional championship,” Lakes coach Pete Schneider said. “The teams did not disappoint, as this was a very well played game by two very good teams.”
Lakes led by one point after the first quarter and by six at the break. Led by Terese McMahon (22 points), the Eagles applied tough defensive pressure throughout the game. Fremd came back in the third quarter, led by Haley Gorecki, who scored 10 of her 24 points in the period.
“We lost our focus in the third quarter and settled for too many jumpers, instead of getting touches in the paint and post catches,” Schneider said. “Don’t get me wrong. We have some really good shooters, but we need to get the ball in the paint and some more touches for Terese.”
Heather Hurlbut added 8 points for the Eagles and Amanda Smith had 7, even though she got herself into some early foul trouble and sat most of the first half.
“Maya Schmitt, Nicole Mogged and Shelby Trkla all did a nice job defensively for us,” Schneider said. “I give Fremd a ton of credit. They made some nice adjustments and caused us to lose focus on our offense. They are a good team. We gave them a good game, and these are the types of games that both teams want this early in the season.”Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.