After 53 combined fouls and 75 combined free throw attempts, McHenry held on for a 68-59 Fox Valley Conference girls basketball victory against Crystal Lake Central on Friday in Crystal Lake.
McHenry shot 26 of 43 from the free-throw line, while Central made 11 of 32 attempts. After the teams were tied through three quarters, the Warriors made 11 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter to maintain control.
Ashley Wachter scored 16 points, including 9 of 12 on free throws, to lead McHenry. Katie Beyer scored 13 points, and Ava Interrante added 12 for the Warriors (14-8, 5-3 FVC).
Megan Wozniak led Central (12-5, 5-3) with 16 points. Paige Keller scored 11, and Cori Hamill added 10.
Crystal Lake South 34, Jacobs 29: At Algonquin, Brooke Kuffel scored 10 points, and Maddie Bush added nine for South in an FVC victory. The Gators (5-13, 2-6) trailed by five at halftime.
Kyra Cabusao led Jacobs (3-15, 0-8) with 12 points, while Liz Schwartz scored six.
Cary-Grove 53, Prairie Ridge 43: At Crystal Lake, the Trojans (6-12, 4-4) picked up a win in FVC play against Prairie Ridge (9-10, 2-6).
Woodstock North 62, Ridgewood 26: At Norridge, the Thunder won in nonconference play behind a team-leading 12 points from Abby Hartmann.
Kaitlyn Ford scored nine points for the Thunder (9-11). Taylor Prerost and Trinity Tillman each scored eight.
Burlington Central 76, Woodstock 21: At Woodstock, Emma Brand and Erin Lockwood each scored eight points for the Blue Streaks (4-17, 2-7) in a Kishwaukee River Conference loss. Burlington Central (14-5, 7-0) maintains first place in the KRC.
Marengo 53, Harvard 20: At Marengo, Jordan Parker scored 16 points for the Indians in a KRC victory. Marissa Knobloch scored 11 points, and Jennifer Heinberg added 10 for Marengo (16-5, 6-1).
For Harvard (1-16, 0-8), Lauren Shafer, Cassandra Bailey and Dinah Harter each scored four points.
Johnsburg 66, Richmond-Burton 58: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks (11-8, 6-3) beat R-B (8-10, 4-4) in KRC action.
Woodstock North 53, Ridgewood 49: At Norridge, Ryan Schaffter scored 21 points to lead North to a nonconference win. Schaffter made seven field goals, including three 3s, and went 4 of 4 from the foul line.
Mathew Fallaw scored 10 points, and Cole Brey contributed nine points for the Thunder (9-6).
Marengo 54, Harvard 36: At Marengo, Nick Wascher led the Indians with 13 points in a KRC win. Matt Volkening and Brock Bertrand each scored 11 points for Marengo (9-8, 1-2).
For Harvard (9-8, 0-4), Andrew Cooke led the way with nine points. Damon Mueller scored seven.
Carmel 77, Marian Central 44: At Mundelein, Patsy Ricciardi and Brogan Pivnicka each scored nine points for the Hurricanes in an East Suburban Catholic Conference loss.
Ben Moscinski contributed seven points for Marian (1-16, 0-4).
DeKalb 44, Huntley 27: At DeKalb, No. 11-ranked Huntley dropped a dual against No. 6 DeKalb. Gannon Kosowski (152 pounds), Rukkus Hunkins (160), David Ferrante (170), Nik Wise (220) and Sam Spencer (126) won matches for the Red Raiders (17-8).
Ferrante recorded a pin in 16 seconds, while Wise’s pin came in the final second of an overtime period.
Marengo 39, Harvard 30: At Marengo, the Indians won the final four matches to come from behind and defeat the Hornets in a KRC dual. Cameron Miller (145), Aaron Shepard (152), Stan Dawiec (160) and Sebastian Palka (170) each won matches to lock it up for Marengo.
Miller won via an 11-1 major decision, Shepard won via a 14-second pin, Dawiec and Palka each won by decision, with Dawiec’s coming in overtime, 4-3, against Harvard’s Jesus Marquez.
Jake Doyle (132), Landon Oine (220) and Mason Feldt (285) also recorded pins for the Indians, who remain unbeaten in the KRC at 2-0.
Harvard’s Nathan Rosas (195) and Nik Jimenez (126) had pins. Bryce Fiegel (113) and Uriel Herrera (120) won via decisions. Marengo also forfeited two matches.
Marian Central 56, Wauconda 22: At Wauconda, the Hurricanes remained unbeaten, 18-0, with a dual win against the Bulldogs.
Crystal Lake South 3, Winnetka 2: At Winnetka, Crystal Lake South’s Midas Bacidore scored with 51 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Gators a victory. Daniel LaRue and Michael Helm recorded assists on the goal.
Winnetka’s Aaron Goldstein had just scored 22 seconds earlier to tie the score.
The Gators clinched their second IHSHL North-Central Division Gold Varsity championship in two years.
South’s Helm and Augustus Johnson also scored goals.
Gators goalkeeper Hunter Schmidt made 14 saves.