Fremd celebrates third straight state trophy for girls basketball
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."