High school boys basketball insider: Cary-Grove's Frericks close to breaking own record

Cary-Grove guard Beau Frericks drives against Glenbrook South guard Charlie Fink in the second quarter Jan. 20 in Lake Zurich.
Cary-Grove guard Beau Frericks drives against Glenbrook South guard Charlie Fink in the second quarter Jan. 20 in Lake Zurich.

Cary-Grove guard Beau Frericks set the Trojans’ single-season scoring record with 563 last year and could break that in Saturday’s Fox Valley Conference game at Hampshire.

Frericks sits at 549 for this season and leads the area at 20.3 points a game.

The 6-foot-1 senior, who is headed to NCAA Division II Lewis University, broke the previous season scoring record of Kyle Wilson (521 in 2005) last season. Earlier this season, he surpassed Jason Gregoire (1,138) for the career record. Frericks now has 1,409 career points.

Marengo gets No. 2: Marengo (23-3) picked up the second seed in Sub-Sectional B of the Class 2A Genoa-Kingston Sectional, behind Rockford Lutheran, one of the three teams to beat the Indians this season.

Marengo has a better record, but the Crusaders’ 83-74 win over the Indians on Jan. 29, along with losses to larger schools in the Rockford area, helped them land the top spot.

Marengo likely will head to the Aurora Central Catholic Regional, where Wheaton Academy is the No. 3 seed. Other seeds for local teams in that sub-sectional are Richmond-Burton (8), Johnsburg (9) and Marian Central (11). Lutheran is the other regional host.

The schedules will be released around 4 p.m. Friday.

Upcoming vote: Class 3A and 4A teams will vote for their seeds next week, with the seeds announced on Thursday. All the local Class 3A teams are in the Boylan Sectional, where Burlington Central, Crystal Lake South and Hampshire are in Sub-Sectional A, with Crystal Lake Central, Harvard, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock and Woodstock North in Sub-Sectional B.

Burlington (19-8) and Hampshire (18-8) should grab two of the higher seeds in Sub-Sectional A. Burlington and Plano are hosting regionals.

Woodstock North (14-10) has the best record among local teams on the other side. North and Belvidere North are hosting regionals.

In Class 4A, all the local teams are in the McHenry Sectional. Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs are in Sub-Sectional A, while Huntley is in Sub-Sectional B.

C-G (24-3) hosts a regional and should get one of the top two seeds, along with St. Charles North. Elgin is the other regional host.

Huntley (21-6) hosts a regional and could get one of the top seeds on that side. Guilford is the other regional host.

Busy week: Crystal Lake Central coach Joe Capalbo’s wife Nicole gave birth to their first child Monday, daughter Jordan Pauly Capalbo, who was 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Everyone is healthy and at home.

What to Watch

Cary-Grove at Hampshire, 1:30 p.m. Saturday: The Trojans can take a major step toward securing their first FVC title since 2010 with a win at Hampshire, which is currently in third place.

Woodstock at Marengo 7 p.m. Tuesday: If the host Indians win at Johnsburg on Friday, they can wrap up the Kishwaukee River Conference title at home on Tuesday.

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