Murray nets 23 as Elk Grove stops Buffalo Grove
Junior guard Megan Murray fired home a game-high 23 points with three 3-pointers to help lift Elk Grove's girls basketball team past visiting Buffalo Grove 46-43 in Friday's Mid-Suburban East opener.
Rachel Kandefer contributed 9 points for the Grenadiers (3-4, 1-0) while Lily Duckmann and Kaitlyn Ingebrigsten each had 6. Teammate Isabella Tierney added a 3-pointer.
Buffalo Grove (3-4, 0-1) was led by juniors Kendra Lee (20 points, four 3-pointers) and Megan Fontanetta (11), who had two 3-pointers. Teammate Macy Floro had one.
Conant 42, Hoffman Estates 41 (OT): First-year Conant coach Todd Stauch made his MSL West debut a winning one as the visiting Cougars (2-4, 1-0) received 14 points from senior Hannah Shulman and 13 from classmate Abbey DiSalvo, who had a 3-pointer along with teammate Neeha Kakuturu.
Nora Thomas (three 3-pointers) and Raven Wilson each had 12 points for Hoffman (1-6, 0-1) while Ashley Oliver added 8 points with a pair of 3-pointers), Alysa Dupart also had a 3-pointer for the Hawks.
Rolling Meadows 54, Hersey 41: Alexa Davis (26 points, two 3-pointers) and Susannah Holifield (9 points) led visiting Meadows in the MSL East opener. Teammates Lily Greifenstein (6 points) had two 3-pointers and Elise Kowalski (6 points) one.
"Alexa was fantastic on both ends of the floor," said Mustangs coach Ryan Kirkorsky. "We had solid contributions from a number of kids, and Susannah Holifield's toughness was essential to our win."
Hersey (4-4, 0-1) was led by Janine Boyan (11 points) and Aya El-Fiky (9 points). Mary McGrath chipped in 8 points with a pair of 3-pointers and Emily Collins (7 points) tossed in one 3-pointer.
Fremd 59, Barrington 29: Visiting Fremd improved 8-0 as Emily Klaczek (18 points, four 3-pointers), Grace LaBarge (11 points) and Ruthie Montella (8) led the way in the MSL West opener.
Ana Mae King (one 3-pointer), Shanna Turczynski (three 3-pointers) and Taylor Thompson (two 3-pointers) each scored 9 points for Barrington (1-6, 0-1).
"I thought we played a very nice first half tonight after we settled down," said Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro. "We have quite a few young kids putting in a lot of minutes and gaining valuable game experience and confidence.
"At times we handled their pressure well, but we certainly turned the ball over too many times and Fremd is very good at capitalizing on those mistakes. We will get there, we battled hard tonight and I am confident that these kids will keep getting better."
Schaumburg 54, Palatine 22: Host Schaumburg (3-4, 1-0) won its MSL West opener, led by Ariana Doroskin (15 points, three 3-pointers), Talia Torosian (10 points, two 3-pointers) and Savannah Williams (8 points).
Rhiann Dick, Olivia Radtke, Julianna Mandarino and Melanie Simon connected for 3-pointers for the Pirates (1-5, 0-1).
Maine West 58, Glenbrook North 18: Maine West (8-0, 1-0) cruised in its Central Suburban North opener led by Rachel Kent (11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals), Dylan Van Fleet (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists), Jocelyn Jacob (9 points, three 3-pointers) and Vanessa Reyes (7 points, 3 rebounds).
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