The Yorkville girls' basketball team had little trouble continuing its win streak last week with a pair of convincing wins over LaSalle-Peru and Plano.
"We're getting kids back from injuries and things and it's making our team stronger," Yorkville head coach Luke Engelhardt said. "It's nice to get into a routine and practices now and keeping kids conditioned."
On Friday, the Foxes (5-1) traveled to LaSalle-Peru and earned a 59-35 win over the Cavaliers to start the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference season. Yorkville took control early, leading 19-9 in the opening quarter of play and held L-P to single digits in the third and fourth quarters for the win.
"The girls did a real nice job. LaSalle is a real physical, aggressive team and the big focus for us was rebounding," Engelhardt said. "We had a really nice fourth quarter and kept playing our normal game. Our control was much better in the second half."
Lauren Daffenberg scored 15 points while Katie Nolan chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds in her first game of the season after returning from injury. Audrey Macciomei scored seven and Hayley Farren contributed eight points in the win.
Yorkville picked up a 70-29 win over Plano on Saturday in non-conference play after the Foxes took a 46-12 halftime lead and never looked back. The Foxes got balanced scoring from Lindsay Harrison (12 points), Nolan (nine), Bekah Hahn (nine) and Natalie Malinowski (seven).
Yorkville will continue to be road warriors this month, traveling to Sycamore on Friday for its seventh game away from home before visiting Rochelle on Dec. 17.
"Our first focus is conference and we have a good chance to be competitive this year. We're taking it game by game, but the girls are really focused," Engelhardt said. "They want to put themselves in position to win conference."