Amari Griffin's eight points, eight blocks, nine reobunds and seven steals helped lift Beecher to a 45-25 River Valley Conference girls basketball win over Grant Park on Monday.
Rachel Lee's 12 points led the Ladycats (16-6, 8-0) as seven different players scored. Lee also had six assists and three rebounds.
Paige Wehling and Rachel Basel had seven points each. Basel added four steals and three assists.
Beecher jumped out to an 11-3 first-quarter lead en route to a 21-9 advantage at halftime.
News and Notes
Neighborhood rivalry renewed: St. Francis de Sales and Washington will meet in the 2011 football season opener.
The two schools are located about 12 blocks apart on Chicago's East Side.
However, the game will be played in Indiana at Clark High School in Hammond. Clark is St. Francis de Sales' home field.
"We are happy to play a neighborhood rival and we think it will be a good series," Washington coach Jimmy Smith said. "We are looking forward to a good game and (St. Francis) Coach (Martin) Quiroga has done a nice job with their program."
St. Francis de Sales brought back varsity football in 2010 after a two-year absence.