Kathleen Felicelli, Carmel outlast Grayslake North

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THE SKINNY

Senior Kathleen Felicelli scored a game-high 20 points and her team’s final five points from the foul line as Carmel opened its season with a 42-40 win over Grayslake North on Monday in Mundelein.

TURNING POINT

Down 25-22, Carmel went on an 8-0 run over a 6:11 stretch in the third to take the lead for good. 

THE STAR

Felcelli’s line included 20 points, seven boards and four steals. She was 9-of-14 from the foul line.

BY THE NUMBERS

Carmel was 11-of-41 shooting from the field and 18-of-31 from the free-throw line. Cassidy Kloss had 10 points and five boards, and junior forward Emma Rappe had three points and eight rebounds for the winners. Carmel committed 27 turnovers. Grayslake was 12-of-48 from the field and 14-of-22 from the foul line and committed 25 turnovers. Freshman guard Sidney Lovitsch had seven points and six rebounds. Star forward Brittney Thibeaux had five points, playing just seven minutes in the final three quarters before fouling out.

QUOTABLE

“It wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it. As far as first games go, it was really sloppy, but you expect that. We got that first one under our belt. We’ll improve on this. There’s a lot of room to get better.” — Carmel coach Kelly Perz

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