Girls basketball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at St. Charles East, which has its eyes on the Upstate Eight River title following a 2-0 start in league play. The Saints have a key game against Geneva on Saturday.
Adrian Pierzchanowski drilled a three-pointer from the left wing with just over two minutes remaining that broke a tie game and propelled St. Patrick to a 66-62 victory against St. Charles North in the Ridgewood Shootout on Sunday in Norridge.
Elgin senior Isaiah Butler scored a game-high 23 points and converted a crucial layup in the closing seconds as the Maroons withstood Carmel’s late rally and edged the previously undefeated Corsairs 64-63 in the Ridgewood Shootout on Sunday.
Bogan closed the first half on a 17-2 run en route to a 65-54 victory over Huntley on Saturday at the Mac Irvin Diabetes Classic in Elgin. Amanze Egekeze had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Red Raiders in the losing effort.
Playing without its best player on the road against an up-and-coming Larkin team in the final game of the Mac Irvin Classic was the challenge facing Mogan Park, and the defending Class 3A champion answered the call with an 84-82 overtime victory in Elgin.
Amanda Hilton scored 23 points to lead five players in double figures as St. Charles East fought past rival St. Charles North for a 72-68 Upstate Eight River victory Saturday.
St. Charles North used its size and strength advantage to secure a 68-58 Upstate Eight River victory against rival St. Charles East on Saturday. Alec Goetz scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to lead the North Stars.
Scores and hightlights from around the Elgin area Saturday, including St. Edward’s 53-46 win against the host team at Aurora Christian’s Burney Wilkie Classic. Nick Duffy’s 14 points led the way for the Green Wave, which improved to 8-0.
St. Edward got balanced scoring and superior rebounding to stay unbeaten with a 62-46 victory against IMSA at Aurora Christian’s Burney Wilkie Classic. The outcome improves the Green Wave to 7-0 overall.
Reed Hunnicutt stepped up to lead Burlington with 18 points in a 51-50 win against Rock Falls on Friday. James Raney added 11 points, including three clutch three-pointers, as the Rockets improved to 4-1 overall.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area Friday, including the Westminster Christian boys basketball team’s 72-34 victory against Keith Country Day. Sam Carani’s 26 points led the Warriors.
Julian Lynch’s layup attempt rattled out, but Matt McClure was there for a putback with a second left as South Elgin edged Waubonsie Valley and former coach Chaz Taft 74-72 on Thursday in the Upstate Eight Valley opener for both teams.
A 23-0 run in the third quarter lifted St. Charles North to a 70-41 win against Streamwood in its Upstate Eight River opener Thursday. Jake Ludwig had 23 points and Alec Goetz added 11 to lead the North Stars.
Unbeaten Bartlett shot 54 percent from the floor in a 72-56 Upstate Eight crossover victory against visiting Elgin on Thursday. Junior guard Ryan DiCanio continued his hot start with a game-high 30 points on 11-for-17 shooting for the Hawks.
Derrick Streety’s 23 points led five players in double figures as Larkin opened its Upstate Eight River title defense with an 82-65 victory against St. Charles East on Thursday in Elgin. Dom Adduci had a career-high 33 points for the Saints.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area Thursday, including the Larkin boys bowling team’s 3,027-2,962 loss against McHenry. Bryan Sheridan led the Royals with a 659 series.