Waubonsie Valley senior guard Jared Brownridge and Burlington Central freshman guard Shelby Holt have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for their recent basketball performances.
Brownridge had 33 points in a win over Bartlett and 26 to help the Warriors beat Peoria Central.
Holt had 6 3s, 21 points, 4 steals and 2 blocks to help Burlington Central clinch a conference championship by winning at Richmond-Burton.
Jared Brownridge, Waubonsie Valley: The 6-foot-2 senior guard enjoyed two of his top games in two of the Warriors' best wins. He began with 33 points in a 69-47 Upstate Eight Valley win over Bartlett. He followed with 26 points and 3 steals in a 68-45 win over Peoria Central. Overall, Brownridge made 74 percent of his field-goal attempts.
Antonio Domel, St. Edward: This 5-foot-7 senior guard helped the Green Wave draw within a game of the lead in the Suburban Christian Gold with his clutch second-half performance in a 68-64 victory over league-leading Montini. Domel scored 15 of his game-high 20 points after halftime, including 12 in the fourth quarter when he sank consecutive 3-pointers to open the period. His 3 steals and 4 assists helped St. Edward improve to 17-4.
Riley Glassmann, Fremd: The junior standout delivered a career-high 28 points in a 56-51 victory over Hoffman Estates that kept the Vikings tied for the MSL West lead. Two nights later, Glassmann had a game-high 10 points as Fremd's win streak hit three in a 35-30 victory at Carmel.
Johnathan Harrell, Aurora Christian: It's hard to make a bigger splash than this 6-foot-3 junior guard. Harrell went 6-of-6 on 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points with 6 rebounds in a 64-62 win over Timothy Christian. Three days later he scored 14 points and sank his sole 3 attempt at the horn to defeat St. Francis 54-53.
Danny Reed, Grayslake Central: Call it a great Reed. The book on the senior guard? He can flip jump shots. A three-year varsity player, he had fun against his old St. Gilbert buddy A.J. Fish and Grayslake Central. Reed scored a career-high 29 points, including three 3-pointers, but Fish (28 points) and the more-balanced Rams prevailed 72-57.
Shelby Holt, Burlington Central: After scoring 8 points in a 54-19 win over Harvard earlier in the week, Central's 5-foot-9 freshman forward came back on Saturday and lit up the gym at Richmond-Burton. Holt hit five 3-pointers on 7 attempts, and six in the game on 10 attempts, scoring 21 points and adding 4 steals and 2 blocked shots as Burlington Central won 56-34 to secure the Big Northern East conference championship, the Rockets' first conference title since 2006-07.
Chrissy Baird, Wheaton North: The Falcons' 6-foot-1 junior forward powered in a personal-high 27 points along with 17 rebounds, keying Wheaton North's 65-55 overtime win at West Aurora to remain a game back of WW South in the DVC. Earlier in the week Baird had 12 points and 7 rebounds as Wheaton North beat Glenbard East 67-22.
Alex DeCraene, Aurora Central Catholic: The Chargers won three straight games led by their senior captain. DeCraene scored a team-high 10 points in a 42-35 victory over Immaculate Conception, then totaled 19 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal to help beat Guerin 51-50 and finished with 18 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in a 39-37 win over Glenbard East.
Alex Fracek, Antioch: A ferocious Fracek played fearlessly. The junior rebounding whiz was never better on the glass than she was against Round Lake. All she did was pluck a career-best 24 rebounds, including 18 on the offensive boards. She also scored a team-best 13 points, as the Sequoits captured a 56-37 victory.
Casey Weyhrich, Hersey: The senior point guard orchestrated the Huskies' offense to four wins in a span of a week. Weyhrich was an assist machine with 6 apiece in wins over Prospect, Glenbrook North and Elk Grove and 3 against Wheeling. She capped things off with a team-high 13 points in the big 39-22 win over Elk Grove on senior night.
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