Huskies edge York in double overtime, fall to Addison Trail

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By BRAD SPENCER

It took a layup by Ashleen Bracey with 6 seconds left in double overtime for OPRF to edge York 48-46 on Friday night.

Bracey finished with 10 points in a game the Huskies (21-7, 6-5) led for much of the time. OPRF was up 23-17 at halftime, but the Dukes (8-17, 3-8) tied things up in the fourth, and then nailed a 3-pointer to keep things even in the first overtime frame. Neither team did much in the first overtime period, scoring just five points apeice.

OPRF's Brittney Marshall finished the night with 16 points, 14 of which came in the first half. The senior forward fouled out with a little over two minutes remaining in the first overtime peroid.

On Saturday, OPRF blew an eight-point lead after three quarters to lose 48-49 to Addison Trail.

The Huskies closed out the Fenton End-of-Season tournament on Feb. 2 with a 56-38 win over the host. OPRF had three players score in double-digits, including Tina Frank who notched a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Amber Slaughter led the Huskies with 18 points to go along with her five rebounds. Marshall added 12 points and five steals.

OPRF hosts Curie on Monday (8 p.m.) in the first round of its own regional playoffs.

Water slide
The OPRF swim team has been taking its knocks this season, and the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet at Lyons Township on Saturday was another blow.

The Huskies finshed fifth with 161 points, while Hinsdale Central (341), Lyons Township (271), and Downers Grove North (191) rounded out first through third places respectively.

OPRF head coach Peter Quinn cited the mediorce finish to personel changes this season. Quinn said he's been trying to build up motivation in his swimmers after he was forced to release a key contributor to the team two weeks ago for undisclosed reasons. Quinn would not divulge the swimmer's name.

"It's been a tough season for everyone, but we're getting through it and we're moving on," he said.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Sean Michell, Scott Dunlavey, Kevin Williams and Joe Anderson finished third in 1:48.81. Taylor Rasley placed second in the 100- yard backstroke with a time of :57.97. Paul Lohman took second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.06.

The Huskies were without Andrew Volz, who was out with the flu.

Huskies qualify
An OPRF senior, junior and sophomore gymnast qualified for the State sectional by performing well at the Sandburg Regional on Saturday.

Senior Lauren Abrahamson finished fifth in the floor exercises. Junior Kathryn Gevitz took third on the beam and fourth on the floor. Sophomore M.G. Senseng finished second on both the bars and the beam.

Friars bounce back
The No. 2-ranked Fenwick girls' basketball team bounced back from a nail-biting 51-49 overtime loss to East Suburban Catholic Conference foe Marian Catholic on Feb. 1 to bury Maine South 74-57 on the following night in the Friars' final game of the Sweet 16 tournament.

Senior Brittanny Johnson had a game-high 25 points, while sophomore Devereaux Peters scored 17.

A buzzer-beater by Marian Catholic's Schuyler Johnson in overtime led to Fenwick's second loss on the season.

The Friars host Nazareth on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) in the opening round of the their own regional.

Tie-in for hockey
The OPRF Hockey Club lost to Bartlett 7-2 on Saturday but regrouped to tie Providence 2-2 on Sunday in Metro West playoff action.

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