By Marty Farmer
The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team performed to expectations at the West Suburban Conference Silver Division meet hosted by York on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Just like the regular-season standings, the Huskies placed second in conference behind defending state champion Glenbard West. OPRF tallied a score of 136.55 trailing only the Hilltoppers (147.15).
York (133.925), Downers Grove North (133.625), Hinsdale Central (123.775) and Lyons Township (121.125) composed the rest of the field.
Four OPRF gymnasts placed among the top 12 in the all-around scoring. Hannah Thompson took third at 36.85 and Zion Phillpotts fourth at 33.825 for the Huskies. Teammates Grace Luptak (11th/32.4) and Claire Massmann (12th/31.975) also scored well.
Thompson earned second in both the balance beam at 9.45 and uneven bars at 9.475. She also tied Glenbard West's Katherine Hoban for third in the floor exercise with an 8.95. Other notable scores included Luptak scoring an 8.8 for sixth place in floor and Phillpotts posting an 8.55 to tie Maia Lee from Glenbard West for eighth on beam.
OPRF will compete at the Glenbard East Regional on Thursday, Jan. 31. The competition starts at 4 p.m.
Fenwick boys basketball
Senior guard Solomon Oraegbu scored 28 points and pulled down five rebounds to power Fenwick past Hersey 71-62 on Saturday. Standout sophomore forward Bryce Hopkins contributed a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
The Friars also hosted the Martin Luther King Day City/Suburban Classic on Jan. 21. In the second game of the day, Simeon defeated Fenwick 64-52. In the opener, Morgan Park edged Bolingbrook 67-65 as Adam Miller made a shot in the closing seconds to pull out the victory. Miller, a nationally-ranked recruit, scored 27 points.
The Friars also lost to host De La Salle in Chicago Catholic League action, Jan. 18. Hopkins led the Friars in scoring with 14 points, while Oraegbu and freshman Kaden Cobb chipped in 11 points apiece.
Fenwick (11-10, 4-5 CCL) host a pair of games this weekend against Brother Rice (Feb. 1) and RBHS (Feb. 2). Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
Fenwick boys swimming
Led by seniors Liam Hutchinson and Dan Lynch, host Fenwick placed first in a triangular against Brother Rice and St. Ignatius. The Friars finished with a score of 104, followed by Brother Rice (58) and St. Ignatius (39). The Friars, who went 10-0 in conference dual meets this season, host the Metro Catholic Athletic Conference Championships, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
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