The Fenwick girls basketball team took its up-tempo game across the border on Saturday, and the result was similar to what the Friars have already done this season.

Fenwick won its ninth consecutive game?#34;which have all come by double-digits?#34;with a 67-37 thumping of Cedarburg High School at the Milwaukee Basketball Classic held at Concordia-Mequon University.

Fenwick (9-0) hit on all cylinders from the get-go, taking a lofty 28-4 lead in the first quarter. Cedarburg, who is ranked second in the state of Wisconsin, didn’t seem to know what hit them. The Friars nailed five three-pointers in the first period, and then rolled into halftime up 39-12.

“Everything seemed to click,” said Fenwick head coach Dave Power. “It’s been our defense that has really been doing most of the work, but everything fell into place real well. The girls brought a lot of energy to this one.”

Devereaux Peters led the Friars with 19 points, which all came in the first half. Peters also had 10 rebounds and seven blocks. Allison Jackson had 11 points and seven steals, while Erin Power dished off 10 assists and pocketed seven steals. Maggie Kloak chipped in eight points, and Holly Harvey seven for Fenwick, who also downed Nazareth 72-52 on Friday. The Friars, who had four players score in double digits, led 42-22 at halftime against Nazareth.

Peters tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists. Jackson followed with 11 points and five steals.

“We’re starting to finish better,” said Power. “We’re hitting more three-pointers, which is always good. And we’re really coming together as a team.”

The Friars host St. Viator on Friday (7 p.m.) and Benet on Saturday (2:30 p.m.). Benet looks to be the only East Suburban Catholic Conference opponent to possibly thwart Fenwick from obtaining its 13th ESCC title. The Redwings (8-2) are led by Northwestern-bound Kaitlin McInerney, a 6-foot-2-inch forward.


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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...