Huntley Girls Basketball for the Win

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Senior Paige Renkosik chases down a loose ball during Huntley's victory against Cary-Grove.

Wednesday night Huntley High School’s girls basketball team played at home and defeated Cary-Grove 76-46.

This has left Huntley with an undefeated season so far with a record of 6-0. Along with continuing their win streak, a school record was tied.

Senior Ali Andrews tied her own school record of 34 points. Her effort was vigorous on the court, and every moment she played she had her eye on the prize.

“She had a really solid game tonight,” said coach Steve Raethz. “[She] just had a really good game for us offensively.”

The starters for Wednesday’s game were seniors Andrews, Kayla Barreto, and Paige Renkosik, along with juniors Morgan Clausen, and Maddy Moffett.

The game began with Andrews rebounding and shooting for the first point of the game. Quickly after, Cary-Grove’s Katharine Sowa shot a three pointer to take a 3-2 lead. Huntley brought the score back up and lead 6-5. As the first quarter continued, Clausen ran before the ball and threw the ball back in bounds. With two minutes left, Huntley called a timeout. The first quarter ended with Huntley leading 20-11.

The second quarter began, and multiple girls were fouled. Huntley’s defense began to slightly weaken but still managed to maintain a lead of 37-22.

“We had a little bit of a rough patch in the first half defensively,” said senior Lexi Lowitzki. “We kind of turned it around in the second half.”

Andrews began the second half by scoring the first point with Huntley still leading at 41-24. Andrews was fouled twice following a timeout by Cary-Grove. She put the fouls aside her as she stole the ball with two minutes left in the third quarter. The game headed to the fourth guarter with Huntley leading 59-36.

In the fourth quarter, multiple fouls on Huntley’s girls, such as Renkosik and Barreto continued. Players Teagan Papka, Ashlyn Schlapia, Danielle Nichols, Mallory Moffett, and Kaylee Andrea were put in during the last five minutes. Mallory scored the final points to finish the game.

“We are working hard in practice and I think it is starting to show on the court,” said junior Maddy Moffett.

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