The Fenwick High School boys basketball team swept a pair of games against St. Viator and Mount Carmel over the weekend. Junior point guard Mike Smith exploded for a game-high 26 points to power the Friars past visiting St. Viator 57-51 on Saturday night. Kevin Owens scored 17 points and Smith added 15 in the team’s 58-44 victory Friday against Mount Carmel.
Fenwick (16-6) will compete in the Chicago Catholic League Tournament, starting with a home game on Friday at 7 p.m. The tourney runs for a week with the championship game on Friday, Feb. 20.
The Friars close out the regular season with a Senior Night game against visiting Taft on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Trinity coasted to the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red Tournament title with a 49-33 win over Loyola on Saturday. Alisa Fallon led the way with 13 points, while Kaitlin Aylward and Annie McKenna scored 11 apiece for the Blazers (22-3).
OPRF girls basketball
Senior Victoria Waters scored a team-high 12 points for the Huskies in a 70-48 loss to visiting Lyons Township. For the Lions, Vicki Swift had a game-high 24 points and Gaby Galassini contributed 20 points, who clinched the West Suburban Conference Silver Division championship via a combination of their win over OPRF (10-18, 3-9) and Proviso West’s upset win over league runner-up Hinsdale Central.
OPRF girls gymnastics
The Huskies took third with a score of 129.275 at the Wheaton-Warrenville South Regional on Feb. 3. The host Tigers won the title (140.000) followed by Batavia (134.025). OPRF sophomore Alyona Jochaniewicz qualified automatically for sectionals with her best performance in the uneven parallel bars, placing fourth (8.9500). She also is an at-large sectional qualifier in the all-around (32.95) and balance beam (8.200).
Fellow sophomore Natalie Weeks advanced to sectionals as well, taking third in the balance beam (8.5250) and fourth in the all-around (33.2500). She also advanced in the vault with a score 8.700.
Senior Isabel Beebe placed seventh in all-around (31.70) to earn an at-large sectional bid.
The OPRF Huskies Hockey Club varsity won two games in the Illinois West playoffs over the weekend. The Huskies defeated Hinsdale Central 3-1 Sunday at Ridgeland Common. On Saturday, OPRF crushed the DuPage Stars 10-1 at the Darien Sportsplex Campbell Rink.
Fenwick boys swimming
The Friars tuned up to host their sectional by placing fourth in the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference championship on Saturday. Fenwick finished with a score of 272, trailing champion Brother Rice (373), St. Ignatius (322) and Loyola (321). The lower half of the field included Marmion (212), Benet (169), St. Viator (156) and St. Patrick (152.5)
Senior Mike Hill won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.63 seconds for the Friars. Teammate Cavan Smith also earned a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly by touching the wall at 53.12. The Friars swam well in the relays, with the 200-yard freestyle team taking first at 1 minute, 28.86 seconds and the 200 medley relay capturing second at 1:38.65.
Fenwick hosts the sectional on Saturday, Feb. 21 with the diving competition starting at 9 a.m. The swimming events begin at 1 p.m.
Huskies dominated the action at the Class 3A Leyden Regional with 11 champions and one runner-up. OPRF won the title with a score of 262.5, followed by Wheaton North (117), Glenbard East (115), Addison Trail (88) and Willowbrook (85) to round out the top five.
OPRF’s regional individual champions included: Jason Renteria, Alex Madrigal, Gabe Townsell, Jaime Hernandez, SaVonne Bennette, Larry Early, Isaiah White, Matt Rundell, Rolliann Sturkey, Ben Bergen and Allen Stallings. Max Metzgar finished second at 170 pounds.
Defending state champion Kamal Bey, Anthony Madrigal and Adam Lemke-Bell didn’t wrestle in the regional, and consequently, are out of the individual state tournament.
In addition to advancing 12 wrestlers into the Glenbard North Sectional, the Huskies secured their spot in the IHSA dual team state tourney by winning a regional championship for the fourth straight year.