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Gallimore’s great effort paces Antioch
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Published: 12/27/2012 11:41 PM

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Paige Gallimore scored a career-high 31 points and added 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season, as Antioch’s girls basketball team improve to 2-0 at Lisle with a 51-42 win over Chicago Latin on Thursday night.

Gallimore also had 5 steals. Alex Fracek hauled in 9 rebounds for Antioch (12-4), while freshman Alexis Duehr came off the bench and provided the Sequoits with a defensive spark, coach Tim Borries said, that gave them a lead in the third quarter after an 18-6 run.

Latin suffered its first loss of the season.

Antioch will play at 8 p.m. Friday against either Lisle or Wheaton Academy.

Carmel 56, Deerfield 24: At Warren, the Corsairs won their pool in the blue Devil Classic with a 3-0 record, as Claire Ogrinc scored 12 points.

Kathleen Felicelli added 8 for Carmel (10-4), which jumped out to a 22-7 lead after one quarter and was up 38-15 at halftime.

Carmel plays Lake Forest at 7:30 p.m. today.

Wheeling 42, Grayslake Central 35: At Warren, the Rams suffered a tough loss, as they led after each of the first three quarters.

Grayslake Central (8-6, 2-1) was up 13-9 after the first quarter, 23-16 at halftime and 32-27 after three. The Wildcats outscored the Rams 15-3 in the final eight minutes.

Grayslake Central was led in scoring by Morgan Dahlstrom with 13 points.

Mundelein 65, Lake Park 40: At Mundelein, the host Mustangs jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never trailed en route to evening their record in the tournament to 1-1.

Lake Park got within 27-24 early in the second half, but Mundelein (3-11) closed the third quarter with a 19-6 run.

Mustangs sophomore Maggie Mahar scored a game-high 15 points, as she hit three 3-pointers for the second day in a row. Mundelein also got double-digit points from Lauren Rouse (11) and Natalie Busscher (10), while Becca Woit scored 8.

Tyshai Freeman scored all of her team-high 12 points in the second half for Lake Park.

Grant 49, Hoffman Estates 43: At Mundelein, Sadie Contreras 13 points led three players in double figures, as the Bulldogs snapped a five-game losing streak.

Kaylie Kanzler added 12 and Tania Trbojevich had 10 for Grant (6-9, 1-1).

Trinity 60, Stevenson 38: At Loyola, the Patriots fell behind 20-10 after one quarter and trailed 36-22 at halftime.

Taylor Buford had 11 points to lead Stevenson (9-6, 1-1) in the Suburban Holiday Showcase game. Alex Elzinga and Paige Freudennberg added 8 points apiece for Stevenson, which takes on host Loyola at 7 p.m. today.

Libertyville 55, Prairie Ridge 28: Libertyville wasn’t finishing as it was starting the girls basketball season with five straight losses.

Now the Wildcats are starting to put everything together and are looking at a final four finish in the Mundelein Holiday Classic. They built a 14-point halftime lead in Thursday’s quarterfinals and closed out an impressive 55-28 victory over Prairie Ridge.

“Yesterday (Wednesday’s 62-33 win over Grant) and today were some of our best games of the year,” said senior Dana Kym after she matched junior teammate Rosie Lynch for game-high scoring honors with 12 points. “The whole team stepped up and played great defense and so many people are stepping up on offense.

“At the beginning of the season we had a hard time finishing in the third quarter and we’d let down. Some of our (North Suburban Lake) games we couldn’t finish and we lost to Stevenson by four (31-27). Now we’re playing a good game for all four quarters.”

Senior Olivia Mayer, the only returning starter from last year, added 10 points as the Wildcats (6-9) advanced to today’s 3:30 p.m. semifinal. They’ll face Cary-Grove (8-5), which was placed in the semis of the 12-team tourney despite a 44-33 quarterfinal loss to Vernon Hills (16-0).

Vernon Hills plays in the 5 p.m. semifinal against Streamwood (14-2), which escaped with a 65-56 double-overtime victory over Conant (5-10).

“We’re getting more playing time and more playing experience and the younger kids are getting looks and starting to capitalize,” said first-year Libertyville coach Greg Pedersen. “The seniors are getting better and better as the year goes on and the core of three seniors (Haley Hoeksel, Kim and Mayer) are carrying us.

“We’re playing really strong defense. We’ve seen it a bunch of times this year, if we get it done on the defensive end, the offense can take care of itself. We’re getting more and more confidence on offense.”

Prairie Ridge (9-4) scored just 3 first-quarter points and trailed 44-22 after three without Sarah LaBeau, who scored 19 points in Wednesday’s opening win over Hoffman Estates but didn’t play because of a soccer tournament commitment. Kelly Klendworth led the Wolves with 10 points.Marty Maciaszek