The Final Score: Deerfield 57, Maine East 46
Warriors Star Performers: Michael Alfieri, a current Patch athlete of the week nominee, scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds while Eric Porter added 15 tallies including four of five from three point range.
Who’s Next: The Warriors meet Lake Park at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 at the Hardwood Classic in Wheeling.
The Bottom Line: Deerfield went on a 16-1 run in the third quarter to take control of the game. Alfieri had 12 of his 20 points during that stretch as Watts found him in between Maine East defenders with sharp passing for a number of his nine assists. The Warriors evened their season record at 4-4 and are 2-1 in the Central Suburban League North.
The Final Score: Deerfield 50, Maine East 35
Warriors Star Performer: Liz Yucknut led Deerfield with 21 points.
Who’s Next: The Warriors play Carmel at 3 p.m. today in the Blue Devil Classic in Gurnee. They continue tourney play at 6 p.m. Monday against Grayslake Central and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they meet Lake Forest for the second time this season.
The Bottom Line: Deerfield jumped on Maine East early taking a 22-6 first quarter lead and never looking back holding a 33-20 halftime edge.
The Final Score: Lake Forest 142.65, Deerfield 132.75
Warriors Star Performer: Christine Stitcher led Deerfield winning the balance beam (9.3), placing second in vault (9.4), taking third in floor exercise (9.25) and finishing fourth in the all around competition with a 9.05 average.
Who’s Next: The Warriors entertain Maine East at 5:30 p.m. Jan 5.
The Bottom Line: Stitcher gave a solid performance for Deerfield against the powerhouse Scouts who returned all but one gymnast from last year’s state runner up.