Fremd celebrates third straight state trophy for girls basketball

  • Fremd High School Principal Kurt Tenopir, left, is presented with the fourth-place Class 4A girls basketball trophy by team captains Hayley Williams, Missy Adrian and Grace Tworek during a school assembly Monday in Palatine.

      Fremd High School Principal Kurt Tenopir, left, is presented with the fourth-place Class 4A girls basketball trophy by team captains Hayley Williams, Missy Adrian and Grace Tworek during a school assembly Monday in Palatine. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd High School basketball players Grace Tworek, left, and Alyssa Honickel joke around during a school assembly Monday celebrating the team's fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals.

      Fremd High School basketball players Grace Tworek, left, and Alyssa Honickel joke around during a school assembly Monday celebrating the team's fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Fremd High School girls basketball team are introduced Monday during a school assembly to celebrate their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals.

      Members of the Fremd High School girls basketball team are introduced Monday during a school assembly to celebrate their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd High School girls basketball coach Dave Yates introduces his players Monday during a school assembly celebrating their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals.

      Fremd High School girls basketball coach Dave Yates introduces his players Monday during a school assembly celebrating their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd High School girls basketball players compete in a free throw contest Monday while celebrating their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals.

      Fremd High School girls basketball players compete in a free throw contest Monday while celebrating their fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state finals. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Coming home from trips downstate with hardware is getting to be a habit for the Fremd High School girls basketball team.

The team celebrated its latest trophy -- this one for a fourth-place finish -- with classmates and faculty Monday afternoon during an assembly at the Palatine school.

It marked the third straight year the team has won a state trophy, following second-place finishes in both 2015 and 2016.

Head coach Dave Yates said the team overcame some early-season struggles to earn a trip downstate.

"They played really good down the stretch and showed that you don't have to be ranked in the top 5 to make it," he said. "You can get better as the year goes on, and that's probably my favorite memory, because they kept getting better and got hot and got themselves back downstate again."

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