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Fremd junior guard Haley Gorecki has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent basketball performance.
Gorecki scored the go-ahead basket as the Vikings knocked off defending state champ Marian Catholic 63-62 on Saturday at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. Gorecki finished with 23 points and 4 steals for the defending Mid-Suburban League champs.
Players of the week
Haley Gorecki, Fremd: Junior guard Haley Gorecki (23 points, 4 steals) was as clutch as it gets in Fremd's dramatic 63-62 win over defending Class 4A state champ Marian Catholic at Whitney Young High School. Gorecki's layup off a steal by Bryana Hopkins with 28 seconds left proved to be the winning basket. Gorecki also had a pair of 3-point plays to help the Vikes erase a 9-point deficit in the final three minutes.
Kylee Knox, Harvest Christian: The Lions' junior point guard had one of those days players dream about in her team's 61-44 win over Luther North. Knox scored a school-record 37 points on 11 of 18 field goal shooting and 14-of-18 free throw shooting. She also had 16 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists.
Lauren Nee, Wauconda: The short and sweet of it is this: The 5-foot Nee has the Bulldogs riding their first three-game winning streak in three seasons. Her 15 points and 6 rebounds helped the Bulldogs shock Vernon Hills 50-47. That came three days after the senior point guard had 17 points and 7 steals against Rockford Jefferson and 15 points vs. Woodstock in a Saturday sweep.
Kayla Sharples, Naperville North: The junior post player opened the Naperville North/Benet Holiday Tournament with 20 points and 9 rebounds against Providence, then had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 steals in a 47-46 win over Hinsdale South, scoring 9 in the fourth quarter. She finished the week with 31 points and 12 rebounds in another win against Oak Park.
Abryia Zeitz, West Aurora: The versatile 6-foot senior can play all five positions on the court and hurt Yorkville inside and outside in a 57-46 victory. Zeitz made a pair of 3-pointers while sinking 8 of 10 shots from the field and 5 of 6 at the line for a game-high 23 points. Followed with a game-high 15 points in limited playing time as the Blackhawks blew out their rival East Aurora 84-26 to improve to 9-1.