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The Fenwick girls basketball team edged Proviso East 61-44 on Tuesday night and advanced on to the Class 4A Lake Park Sectional Championship to face Bartlett on Thursday in Roselle (7:30 p.m.).

Tricia Liston led the Friars (29-3) by turning out a double-double of 36 points and 11 rebounds. The Duke-bound forward made 19-of-20 free throws in the game, including 10 straight in the first half.   

But the Friars weren’t able to put the Pirates (24-5) away until the fourth quarter when they jumped on a 19-5 run.  

Kathleen Roche added seven points and seven rebounds for the Friars.

Bartlett pushed its record to 21-9 with a 59-43 upset over Proviso West in Lake Park’s other semifinal game. 

A win over
Bartlett on Thursday night will advance the Friars into the Loyola University Super-Sectional to be held on March 1.

For full coverage of Fenwick girls basketball, see the March 3 print edition of Wednesday Journal.

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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...