Senior Erica Hill just completed an all-area season for Herseys girls volleyball team.
The 6-foot forward didnt waste any time making an impact for her girls basketball team on Tuesday night.
Hill delivered a career-high 19 points with 7 rebounds as the Huskies won their season opener 51-31 over Niles West at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.
Senior guard Casey Weyhrich also connected for a career-high 16 points with 5 assists while junior Morgan Harris contributed 6 assists and junior Renee Poulos pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
We looked good for a first game, said Huskies veteran coach Mary Fendley. The kids worked hard and our team defense was solid.
Elk Grove 61, Seton Academy 32: Elk Grove got off to a winning start in the Elk Grove-Lake Park tourney under first-year coach Kathie Swanson as Grenadier seniors Kelly Naughton and Diamond Boyd were among those who each reached double figures.
I thought Kelly Naughton played really hard, Swanson said of the Jacksonville State recruit. She had a lot of steals and really pushed the tempo offensively. She created a lot of shots for her teammates. Her level of effort was outstanding.
Hoffman Estates 53, North Lawndale 35: Hoffman Estates won its first game in the Elk-Grove Hoffman Estates tourney as Destinee Young (18 points), Becca Stoczynski (14) and Shante Hill (11) all reached double figures.
Fenton 52, Leyden 41: Alondra Chavarria led thee Eagles with 19 points in the season opener. Victoria Galizia chipped in 6 points.
Christian Liberty Acad. 40, Woodlands Academy. 28: Jessica Moriarty scored a game-high 18 points with 4 3-pointers as visiting CLA won its season opener.
Other top scorers for the Chargers were Vivian Barclay (9 points), Megan Sullivan (8) and Shelbi Hernandez (6).