Batavia girls hand St. Charles East first Upstate Eight River loss
|Batavia's Liza Fruendt brings the ball down court during their home game against St. Charles East Tuesday Jan. 8 2013. Erica Benson—firstname.lastname@example.org (Erica Benson)|
What was a back-and-forth affair in the first half morphed into a lopsided affair as Batavia's girls basketball team erupted for 28 points in the third quarter and routed visiting St. Charles East 74-49 Tuesday night.
With the win, the Bulldogs (13-7 overall, 4-2 Upstate Eight River) handed East its first conference loss and tightened up the UER race. The Saints (10-9 overall) sit at 5-1 in the UER, tied with 5-1 Streamwood for the lead. Geneva and Batavia are both 4-2 in conference and square off at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Batavia.
Batavia led 12-10 at the end of the first and 29-25 at halftime, but took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring East 28-14 in the frame.
Four Batavia players finished in double figures. Liza Fruendt led the way with 28 points, Hannah Frazier (nine rebounds) and Miranda Grizaffi had 11 apiece, and Erin Bayram scored 10. Bethany Orman added eight points.
The Saints were led by Amanda Hilton (17 points) and Laney Deckrow (10).
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