Glenbard East senior guard Tahron Harvey and Wheaton Warrenville South senior guard Sierra Bisso have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for their recent basketball performances.
Harvey helped the Rams maintain sole possession of first place in the DuPage Valley Conference with a 26-point effort in a victory over West Aurora. Bisso scored 30 points and had a school-record 8 3s in a victory over Hillcrest.
Tahron Harvey, Glenbard East: Harvey helped the Rams claim sole possession of first place in the DVC by scoring 26 points in a 58-56 win over West Aurora. The 6-foot-2 senior guard added 24 points in a win over Plainfield East. In the two games Harvey shot 18 of 26 from the field and made all 8 free throw attempts.
Dom Adduci, St. Charles East: The 6-foot-1 junior guard hit a 3-point shot with 24 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat crosstown rival St. Charles North 56-55 in the Upstate Eight River. Adduci, who scored all 6 of the Saints' points in overtime, finished with a game-high 27 points, including five 3s and 8-of-11 foul shooting.
Nick Ledinsky, Jacobs: The Golden Eagles needed a boost and they got it from their 6-foot-4 senior forward, who hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Jacobs' game against rival Dundee-Crown into overtime. Ledinsky then hit two more 3-pointers in the extra sessions and scored 20 points on the night as the Eagles outlasted D-C 76-66 in double OT. Ledinsky then came back with 14 points in an 80-67 win over DeKalb at the Hononegah MLK Shootout.
Jack Lipp, Libertyville: The junior guard gave new meaning to the term "Lipp service." In helping the Wildcats upset visiting Zion-Benton 63-60, Lipp poured in a game-high 26 points. He netted 12, including two 3-pointers, in the third quarter and added 10 more in the fourth. His performance helped Libertyville snap a four-game losing streak.
Nick Ricciardi, Wheeling: The senior led a balanced Wheeling scoring effort with a game-high 16 points along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists in a 62-54 victory at Elk Grove, the Wildcats' first triumph in divisional play this season.
Sierra Bisso, Wheaton Warrenville South: The Tigers senior guard poured in a personal-high 30 points, hitting a school-record eight 3-pointers, in WW South's 72-56 win over Hillcrest on Saturday at the McDonald's Shootout. Bisso, who shot 8 of 14 from 3-point range, broke Grace Delaney's record of 7 in a game from the 2006-07 season.
Morgan Dahlstrom, Grayslake Central: Morgan has delivered more this season. The junior center's breakout season continued in a 38-35 win over Hampshire, as she accounted for more than half of the Rams' points. She scored a career-high 22 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and recorded 4 blocked shots. She also netted the go-ahead basket in the final minute.
Amanda Kelly, Schaumburg: The Saxons senior guard controlled the tempo of the game with her ball-handling skills and scored a game-high 20 points (3 rebounds, 2 assists) to help spark a 46-37 win over four-time defending Mid-Suburban West champion Fremd. Kelly also made 10-of-12 free throws.
Karly Tate, Rosary: The senior scored a season-high 22 points, leading Rosary to a 51-47 victory over St. Edward. Tate followed with 22 more points against Aurora Christian as the Royals won both games to push their record to 2 games over .500.
Maddie Versluys, Westminster Christian: The Warriors' freshman had a big hand in two Westminster wins that also produced championships. She scored 18 points and had 4 rebounds in a 62-30 win over Elgin that secured the Elgin City Classic title for the Warriors, then came back with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals in a 49-32 win over Christian Liberty that secured the Northeastern Athletic Conference crown, Westminster's first conference championship in any girls sport.