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Published: 12/2/2012 12:36 AM

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Daily Herald report

Barrington’s girls basketball team spent a lot of time at the free throw line on Saturday night.

In fact, the majority of the Fillies’ points came at that stripe in a 39-33 triumph over visiting Huntley.

The Fillies converted 7 field goals but made 25-of-36 free throws as they improved to 7-2.

Balanced scoring lifted the Fillies, led by Angie Kirchoff (11 points), Bryana Hopkins (9), Megan Talbot (7) and Aoife Callanan (6).

Junior Sam Andrews (12 points), who stands 6-foot, and her 6-foot-1 freshman sister Ali Andrews (9) led Huntley (6-2).

“I thought start to finish it was probably one of our best games of the season as far as intensity and team chemistry,” said Fillies coach Babbi Barreiro. “We played very well together. Defensively, we had good communication and did a nice job handling the Andrew sisters because they are very talented players.”

“They can shoot 3s and post up very well. I’m really proud of how our girls rallied together defensively.”

Talbot also had 11 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists while Hopkins grabbed 6 rebounds.

“They played really well in the post offensively and defensively.”

Barreiro said of the two freshmen.

Senior Alexa Resch grabbed 6 rebounds.

“Although Alexa was quiet scoring her defensive presence was outstanding,” Barreiro said. “Angie (Kirchoff) had a real nice game offensively. We also got good play from our kids off the bench. It was a good team win start to finish. I’m proud of kids.”

Palatine 62, Highland Park 50. Palatine senior guard Nia Pappas scored a career-high 30 points as the Pirates improved to 7-1.

“Nia’s jump shot was really on from everywhere,” said Pirates assistant coach Bill LePage. “And Morgan Radtke did a great job on other boards.”

Stevenson 38, Maine West 37: Warriors senior guard Alexi Prosperi collected 16 points (3 3-pointers) and 5 rebounds in the final game of the Maine West Tip-Off Classic.

Junior Brittany Collins added 9 points and 11 rebounds for West (1-6).

Collins was named to the all-tourney first team while Prosperi was a second-team selection.

Mother McAuley 54, Hersey 47: Morgan Harris (18 points, 4 assists) and Casey Weyhrich (11 points) were top scorers for Hersey (3-3) in its final game of the Maine West Tip-Off Classic.

Ashley Raulli pulled down 13 rebounds for the Huskies while teammate Erica Hill had 6 points and 4 steals.

“Our defense wasn’t good enough in the first half,” said Hersey coach Mary Fendley. “Once we figured out things defensively, we made it a good game in the second half. We just couldn’t overcome the first half.”

Weyhrich and Harris were named to the all-tourney second team all-tourney second team.

“Casey’s defense has been excellent,” Fendley said. “She guarded their top player in the first half, and held her scoreless, then switched over to their top scorer in the first half of the game, and did a real nice job on her. Casey’s defense couldn’t have been better.”