Girls Basketball: Joanna Guhl, Grayslake North continue winning waysGRAYSLAKE Tuesday Jan 3 2012
Grayslake North Hampshire | Michelle LaVigne~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 3, 2012 9:52PM
Before the season, everyone knew the road to the Fox Valley Fox title in girls basketball went through Grayslake.
But who knew that road went through both Grayslake high schools?
Powerful Grayslake Central, which buried Johnsburg on Tuesday, is still the clear favorite to successfully defend its title.
But upstart Grayslake North continues to show that it’s in this thing for the long run.
On Tuesday, the Knights extended their winning streak to 12 and improved to 12-3 overall by beating visiting Hampshire 43-36.
Joanna Guhl (13 points), Allie Ceglarek (11) and Brooke Sauer (10) points provided the scoring, Guhl had 10 rebounds, and Sauer had five assists in a total team victory.
For Hampshire, Michelle Dumoulin had 12 points and her sister, Jennifer, added seven. The Whip-Purs (5-9, 1-2) also six points from both Tiffany Bentley and Sara Finn.
“They [Grayslake North] move the ball really well,” said Hampshire coach Ed Haugens. “We talked about adjusting to that at halftime [down 26-15], and I thought we did a better job of that in the second half.
“They’re a good team. They play very hard and they’re physical.”
The game started with Hampshire turning the ball over on its first possessions, giving North an 8-0 lead before the Whips even took a shot.
The biggest lead was 13 at 43-30, and Hampshire scored the final six points to make the score closer on paper than it was on the court.
“It was a nice team effort,” said Grayslake coach Jim Sarver, noting that leading scorer Kendall Detweiler wsa held to four points, and others picked up the slack.
“That makes it tough to figure out how to stop us,” he added.
Grayslake started the season with three losses in the Mundelein tourney at Thanksgiving, but it’s been all good since.
“We’re very well-rounded,” Sarver said. “That’s the reason we’ve been able to win 12 in a row. That, and our senior leadership.
“I have five seniors who have really done a nice job in games and practices.”
Next up is a game at Woodstock on Friday, followed the The Big One, against mighty Grayslake Central, next week.