BARRINGTON – Coming into Friday’s Mid-Suburban League West Division game with Fremd, it was known to Barrington’s boys’ basketball team that they had a tall task ahead of them. The Vikings came into the game undefeated on the season and were looking to finish off a perfect regular season. The Broncos made it interesting in the opening minutes, but couldn’t keep up in the end – losing 52-30.
The loss dropped Barrington to 10-17 overall for the season and 3-7 in the MSL West. It looked promising in the first few minutes as Austin Madrzyk and Zach Bart each hit three-pointers to give Barrington a 8-4 lead.
After that opening burst however, it was all Fremd as the Vikings ran off ten straight points and had a 36-18 lead by halftime. Nothing was falling for the Broncos after the first quarter as the team scored just 17 points in the final three quarters after scoring 13 in the first eight minutes and managed to hit just ten shots for the entire game.
Madrzyk led Barrington with seven points while Chris Lester and Tristen Becker each had six points off the bench. The Broncos finished the regular season on Monday, March 3 against Rolling Meadows and will next play on Monday in the Libertyville Regional.
Barrington is the No. 14 seed and will take on No. 18 seed Buffalo Grove at 6 p.m. with the winner facing third-seeded Lake Forest the following night at 6 p.m. looking to advance to the regional final. If the Broncos can pull off two wins, they would play for the regional title on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.
There were more positive things that happened with the Barrington athletic program, however, over the weekend. The boys’ swimming team won the Stevenson Sectional on Saturday and will send several swimmers to the state meet Feb. 28 and March 1 at Evanston.
The team’s 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay each won their races to advance led by seniors Sam Miseyka and Sebastian Piekarski. The 50 freestyle saw Miseyka and Piekarski tie for first place as well to advance.
Freshmen Mitch Gavars finished second in the 500 freestyle to move on while Miseyka added a win in the 100 breaststroke and will be joined by Connor Kobida who finished fourth. Colin O’Leary finished second in the 100 backstroke to move on to the state meet with his teammates. Piekarski added a win in the 100 freestyle while O’Leary finished second in the 100 butterfly to complete a successful day for the Broncos in the pool.
The success of Barrington wasn’t limited to the boys on Saturday as the girls gymnastics team finished fourth at the state meet. Abby Hasanov tied for the state title on the uneven bars while finishing fourth in the floor exercise. Hasanov added a fifth-place medal in the all-around on Friday at Palatine. Brooke Morgan added a fifth-place finish on the vault to help the Fillies finish with their impressive showing.