STREAMWOOD – Forward Morgan Rosencrants scored 18 points and point guard Kyla Helsel played despite dealing with a migraine headache Friday as the St. Charles North girls basketball team topped Streamwood, 44-36.
North coach Sean Masoncup saluted the commitment shown by Helsel, who he said was in clear discomfort during and after the game.
"It was a real gutsy performance because she knows we don't have another point guard without her," Masoncup said.
Helsel distributed eight assists for North (9-10, 3-3 Upstate Eight Conference River).
"It was a heck of an effort from her, and Morgan played well," said Masoncup, whose team faces rival St. Charles East today at East.
DeKalb 41, Kaneland 25: At DeKalb, DeKalb forced Kaneland (9-11, 2-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) into turnovers and forced shots throughout the night with its strong 2-2-1 press.
The Knights still were still able to stay in the game in the early going thanks to five points from senior center Kelly Wallner, who finished with a team-high eight.
“[We had] a lot less turnovers,” Kaneland head coach Ernie Colombe said of what changed in the second half. “If you take care of the ball, you give yourself a chance.”
Rosary 46, Walther Christian 28: At Aurora, Rachel Choice had 17 points and Quincy Kellett added 12 points, five assists and four steals for Rosary (9-9, 4-2 SCC).
St. Edward 72, Aurora Central Catholic 62: At Aurora, ACC whittled a 22-point deficit to seven in the third quarter, but ultimately was unable to come back in the Suburban Christian Conference game.
Kalie Soris scored a career-high 19 points for the Chargers, while fellow junior Gabi Alfaro added 17.
Wheaton Academy 52, Marian Central 38: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy limited Marian Central to one point in the fourth quarter en route to an SCC win. The Warriors led, 25-24, at halftime.
East's Hilton out for season: At St. Charles, St. Charles East coach Lori Drumtra confirmed senior guard Amanda Hilton is out for the season with a fractured kneecap.
Hilton injured her knee at the Saints' Christmas tournament last month, and it continued to bother her into the new year. The results of a recent MRI revealed the fracture, which will not require surgery.
Hilton, a four-year varsity basketball player and Nebraska soccer recruit, surpassed 1,000 career points in November.
• Luke Srudolski contributed to this report.