SCHAUMBURG – The St. Charles East girls basketball team paid for a poor start on Friday night, losing to Rockford Boylan, 79-63, at the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament.
East trailed, 21-2, early on.
“We were in man-to-man and we were just not playing very well,” East coach Lori Drumtra said of the bad start. “We had some costly turnovers, we were not shooting very well and we were giving up way too many, way too many, easy baskets.”
The Saints (1-1) came within six points at one point of the third quarter but the Titans were able to regroup.
East senior Amanda Hilton had 17 points, coming within seven points of 1,000 for her career. Kyra Washington (15 points) and Hannah Nowling (10) also chipped in for the Saints, who face powerhouse Montini this morning in the tournament.
“Not a lot of turnaround time,” Drumtra said.
IMSA tournament: Rosary defeated Reed-Custer, 59-36, behind 16 points from Megan Conlin and 13 each from Rachel Choice and Quincy Kellett.
The Royals (2-1) will face Aurora Christian today in the third-place game. The Eagles fell to Rock Island, 82-65, despite 17 points from Alyssa Andersen and 18 rebounds from Natasha Brown.
Willowbrook tournament: St. Francis routed Plainfield East, 56-36, as Spartans sophomore Reagan Sproat notched a double-double (18 points, 16 rebounds). Caroline Pins added eight points for St. Francis.
Burlington Central tournament: Samantha Pryor had 11 points to lead a highly balanced scoring output for the host Rockets in a 59-16 thrashing of Crystal Lake Central. Kayla Ross, Shelby Holt and Alison Colby each had eight points for the Rockets.
Somonauk tournament: Wheaton Academy beat Plano, 56-43, behind 16 points from Jamie Netzley, who was 7 of 8 shooting from the floor.