The Fenwick girls basketball team remained perfect on the season with a 15-0 record after winning the program’s sixth Dundee Crown Holiday tournament championship on Friday night.
The No. 1-ranked Friars (fourth in the nation), who were expected to take on second-ranked Buffalo Grove in the title game, instead ended up facing 11th-ranked New Trier. A swarming defense that bewildered the Trevians (15-2) for much of the contest led Fenwick to a 43-29 victory. Of the 29 points New Trier managed, 18 came by way of 6-foot-5-inch Amy Jaeschke.
Devereaux Peters led the Friars with 16 points. The Notre Dame-bound senior also finished with eight rebounds and four steals. Alison Jackson added 13 points to go along with her 13 rebounds, while Erin Power hauled down 10 boards for Fenwick.
In the semifinals, it was Jackson who led the Friars to a 45-26 victory over Resurrection by notching 15 of her game-high 19 points in the first half. The senior was perfect from the line, bucketing 11 straight free-throws. Peters added to the cause with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
In the quarterfinals, Fenwick sent Prospect home with a 71-47 victory. The Friars had four players score in double figures, including freshman phenom Tricia Liston who finished with 12 points. Peters led with 16 points, while Holly Harvey added 13 and Jackson 10.
In the opening round on Dec. 26, the Friars also dismantled Regina 79-26. Peters led with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots. Alison Jackson chipped in 19 for Fenwick.
After hosting Nazareth on Saturday (2:30 p.m.), the Friars will prepare for the 17th Annual McDonald’s Shootout set to begin on Jan. 13. The Friars will take on highly-ranked Bolingbrook at Willowbrook High School at 7 p.m.