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Prep roundup: Rosary girls basketball romps in season opener

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

AURORA – The Rosary girls basketball team romped past IMSA, 58-23, on Monday in coach Jessie Wilcox's debut.

All 12 Royals logged minutes while nine players scored.

"It gave us a look at the things we're doing well and also a look at the things we need work on," Wilcox said. "It was a very good starting point for us and a chance to get a game in."

Sydney Zaragoza (16 points) and Karly Tate (10) finished in double figures for Rosary in its season opener.

The Royals led by 20 points at halftime and compensated for early turnovers by tightening their defense during an 18-6 third-quarter run.

"Our girls did a good job of turning steals into points," Wilcox said. "It all starts with defense."

Somonauk Tournament: At Somonauk, leading scorer Alex DeCraene steadied Aurora Central Catholic in its 31-25, overtime win against the host Bobcats.

ACC (1-0) led throughout but squandered the advantage down the stretch.

"First-game jitters," said coach Mark Fitzgerald, whose Chargers graduated the core of last season's 2A final four team. "We made some silly mistakes, but more importantly they still closed it out and got the win."

Elsewhere in the tournament, Wheaton Academy dropped its season opener, falling, 56-18, to perennial power Newark.

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