Kirchoff paces Barringtons sweet victory
Juniorguard Angie Kirchoff scored 18 points with 2 3-pointers, 6 rebounds and 2 steals as Barrington topped Providence Catholic 49-37 in an opening game of the Sweet 16 Girls Basketball tournament in New Lenox on Monday.
Fillies senior Alexa Resch added 12 points and 9 rebounds as Barrington improved to 13-8.
Kirchoff was 1 shy of her season-high of 19 points against Maine South in the second game of the season.
"It was really a team-oriented win," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "Angie had one of her better games. We were able to get her more scoring opportunities by playing different people at the point, so that was effective."
Freshman Bryana Hopkins (4 rebounds) added 6 points while junior Brooke Gunderson scored 5 points with a 3-pointer.
Junior Aoife Callanan grabbed 5 rebounds and freshman Megan Talbot 4 while freshman Kelly Katis handed out 2 assists.
"Brooke kind of got us started in the first quarter," Barreiro added. "And Alexa had a real nice game overall. She did some nice work in the post."
Barreiro said the game was fast-paced in the first two quarters.
"Providence is a nice team and it was a little bit of track meet in the first half," she said. "I thought our kids responded well and played real nice team defense, especially in second half.
"We were able to secure more rebounds, and control the boards which really helped. Kelly Katis gave us some good minutes off the bench."
Buffalo Grove 53, Deerfield 40: Senior center Bailey North scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for visiting Buffalo Grove in the nonconference win.
The Bison (5-13) put the game away by outscoring the Warriors 21-3 in the final quarter.
Sophomore guard Julie Jambrone chipped in 12 points with 5 assists and 3 rebounds while senior guard Amanda Salzman had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.
Bison senior Mary Zawlocki pulled down 10 rebounds with 3 blocked shots and 3 steals.
St. Viator 58, Fenton 53 (OT): Junior Erin Fabbri (2 3-pointers) scored 17 points and senior Jennie Horstmann added 12 points for St. Viator (13-10) at the Season's End Tournament.
Horstmann hit 2 free throws with less than 20 seconds left to tie the game at 49-49 in regulation.
Samy Stanley, Justice Johnson and Susie Moynihan each chipped in 6 points for the Lions.
Sidney Montano had 17 points for Fenton.
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