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.