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The Scouts celebrate after the final horn in their sectional-title victory Thursday, Feb. 21 (Photos by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media)
The win over Fremd gave the Scouts the school's first sectional championship in basketball.
Scout stars Halle Douglass (right) and Grace Tirzmalis hug after the win.
The Lake Forest High School girls basketball team celebrates around its sectional championship trophy Thursday, Feb. 21, in Libertyville. (Photo by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media)
Gary Larsen, Freelance Reporter
8:54 pm CST February 21, 2019

The final buzzer sounded, and the girls of the Lake Forest basketball team launched into a frenzied dance of hugging and jumping — and more hugging, grinning and shouting all the while.

But even after Lake Forest won 49-42 over Fremd in the title game of the Class 4A Libertyville Sectional, disbelief lingered for a while.

“It’s surreal,” junior Halle Douglass said. “With two seconds left, I was thinking, ‘We won,’ but it still didn’t feel real.”