Lake Park cruises past Hampshire at Komaromy Classic

It is a sophomore dynamic duo Laka Park first-year coach Bobby Reibel can certainly build a program with.

Allie Gogola and Maggie Frank, who were on the Lancers varsity as freshmen, combined for 29 points Tuesday night in a 50-31 victory over Hampshire in first round action of the 40th annual Komaromy Classic hosted by Dundee-Crown.

Gogala led Lake Park (7-7) with 16 points and two 3-pointers.

"We got off to a great start," said Gogola. "We played great defense."

Frank added 13 points for the winners with a pair of treys.

"We are getting used to the new coach," said Frank. "We are buying in. We were ready to play."

Reibel was impressed with the play of Gogala, Frank and his team.

"Allie and Maggie played very well," said Reibel, a varsity boys assistant at Prospect last year. “We got off to a great start. They are a solid team who plays a great nonconference schedule. Our man pressure was good and we played hard.”

The Lancers led 11-2 after one quarter. The Whip-Purs (8-6), who missed their first 8 shots, didn't make a field goal until the 7:36 mark of the second quarter on a layup by Chloe Van Horn to make the score 11-4.

Lake Park held a comfortable 27-12 lead at intermission.

Hampshire (8-6) started the second half on an 8-2 run and sliced the Lancers lead to 29-20 on a putback by Whitney Thompson with 5:33 left in the third quarter.

The Whip-Purs, who entered the game with 6 wins in a row, didn't get any closer. Lake Park's biggest lead was 46-25 on a layup by Brynn Ellenbecker with two minutes left.

Hampshire's leading scorer and captain, senior Ashley Herzing, twisted her ankle in the first half and didn't return.

She is day-to-day according to coach Eric Samuelson.

Thompson paced Hampshire with 8 points and 8 rebounds.

"Lake Park played a great game and made a lot of shots," said the Hampshire coach. “They were clearly the better team tonight. We will be a different team tomorrow. We will be ready to go."


Over 40 former players were on hand to honor the long-time Dundee-Crown girls basketball coach Tuesday at the 40th annual Komaromy Classic named for him.

Komaromy was honored at halftime of the Hampshire-Lake Park game. He was given a plaque by Dundee-Crown athletic director Steve Gertz.

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