The Trinity High School girls basketball team hoped to keep up its solid play at the Montini Holiday Classic on Dec. 27-30, but the Blazers ran into a bit of roadblock, going 2-2 and placing seventh.

Despite the outcome, Trinity coach Kim Coleman was pleased with the Blazers’ effort.

“I’m proud of how we played,” she said. “We had a lot of grit and grind and battled through the adversity we faced.”

Trinity (11-5) rolled to a 55-30 first-round victory over Plainfield Central on Dec. 27. Lauren Miller led the Blazers with 15 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and four steals. Chloe Santos added 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals, while Sophia Rodriguez had nine points, four rebounds, and three assists and Cierra Richardson eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and five steals.

The next day, a late rally fell short as Trinity fell to tournament host Montini 41-38. Richardson led the way for the Blazers with 18 points, four rebounds, and four steals.

On Dec. 29, Trinity trailed St. Charles East by as many as 20 points but rallied in the fourth quarter before falling 64-58. Miller had 24 points and nine rebounds while Santos added 12 points.

In the seventh-place game against Neuqua Valley on Dec. 30, Richardson’s 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals lifted Trinity to a 65-56 victory. Miller posted another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Rodriguez added eight points and nine rebounds and Luz Kwiatkowski-Perez had seven points and five rebounds for the Blazers.

This week, Trinity plays in the Grow The Game tournament at Lyons Township High School. The event, which runs from Jan. 5-8, features several top programs and serves as yet another measuring stick for the Blazers.

“You want to be prepared for that playoff run,” said Coleman. “Any team that’s going to help us do that, we want to play them.”

Fenwick’s Heyer named all-tournament

Fenwick senior forward Allie Heyer (left) poses with her All-Tournament medal at the Komarony Charger Classic Dec. 29. Heyer totaled 51 points in the Friars’ two victories at Dundee-Crown. | Twitter page

Fenwick High School’s girls basketball team went 2-2 in the Komaromy Charger Classic at Dundee-Crown.

The Friars (7-10) lost their first-round game 44-27 to Lake Forest on Dec. 26. Fenwick scored just four points in the first half against the Scouts.

“I knew that first game was going to be tough with conditioning because we hadn’t played since Dec. 18,” said Fenwick coach Lenae Fergerson. “We were off a full seven days.”

The Friars bounced back the next day with a 53-46 victory over Buffalo Grove. Allie Heyer had 23 points to lead the way, and Cam Brusca added 16 points.

On Dec. 28, Fenwick lost to Lake Park 53-32, but on the following day against Maine West, Heyer poured in 27 points and Brusca had 14 to give the Friars a 45-35 win.

“We play good one game, but then the next game we get our butts kicked,” Fergerson said. “We need to put consistent games together, and right now we’re not doing that.”

Heyer was named to the all-tournament team.

“Allie can be a major contributor and it was a matter of time when she had her breakout game,” Fergerson said. “Hopefully she can stay on track and that will help us.”

Fenwick plays Hinsdale Central on Jan. 5 in the Grow The Game Tournament at Lyons Township before hosting Riverside-Brookfield on Jan. 7 and traveling to Oak Park and River Forest on Jan. 10. 

“We’re evenly matched with those teams, and I believe we can get them if we play the way I know we can,” Fergerson said.

OPRF girls remain winless

Oak Park and River Forest High School’s girls basketball team is still looking to get in the win column this season as the Huskies (0-15) dropped all four games at the Morton College Christmas Tournament on Dec. 27-30 to Fremd (71-26), Lincoln-Way West (62-40), Lincoln-Way Central (37-25) and Joliet West (52-23).

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