AURORA – Rosary girls basketball coach Jessie Wilcox wasted no time using superlatives after Tuesday’s season opener against Yorkville in the Hoops Happenings tournament at IMSA.
“It was probably the most crazy first game that I’ve ever been a part of,” she said.
Try this on for size: The Royals were in the double bonus by the end of the first quarter, Foxes coach Luke Engelhardt received an early technical foul and a fire alarm triggered a 15-minute delay in the third quarter.
The final score – Yorkville 52, Rosary 43 – nearly was an afterthought.
“Needless to say, it was a long, drawn-out game,” Wilcox said.
Rachel Choice and Quincy Kellett led the Royals offensively. Rosary opened the game on a 10-0 run.
In other Hoops Happenings action at nearby Aurora Christian, the host Eagles defeated Indian Creek, 45-41, behind double-figure scoring from Kirsten Madsen (17 points) and Alyssa Andersen (10).
Natasha Brown added six points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles.
Somonauk Tournament: Aurora Central Catholic 44, Hinckley-Big Rock 38: Gabi Alfaro swished three of four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory for 2-0 ACC.
Alfaro led all scorers with 18 points. Freshman Taylor Harazin chipped in 11.