Grayslake Central's Morgan Dahlstrom has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent girls basketball performances.
Morgan Dahlstrom, Grayslake Central: The center muscled up against St. Charles North, producing 25 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in a 65-49 win. The effort came less than a week after she suffered a strained muscle in her calf. Signed with Southern Indiana, the 6-foot-1 senior has been strong all season, averaging 19.1 points through 13 games.
Katie Barker, Cary-Grove: The Trojans' 5-foot-10 junior sharpshooter continued to impress in the scoring column in leading her team to two quality wins. She scored 21 points in a 44-39 victory over Stevenson then came back with a 22-point effort in a 52-45 triumph over Buffalo Grove.
Brittany Collins, Maine West: Collins scored 15 points with 8 rebounds in a 43-39 win at Maine South to become Maine West's all-time leading scorer with 1,653 points, breaking the mark of 1,648 set by Megan Edwards in 2005. The 6-foot senior forward then tossed home 20 points with 12 rebounds in her own gymnasium as the Warriors improved to 9-3 with a 45-43 win over Deerfield in the Central Suburban North game.
Nichole Davidson, St. Charles North: The junior led the North Stars to a 2-1 record last week with 55 points. She started with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots in a victory over Crystal Lake South. Davidson ended her week with 23 points in a win over Elgin.
Tina Guarino, Fenton: The senior guard notched 18 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in a 63-46 victory against Ridgewood, then followed that up in another Metro Suburban Conference game, scoring 20 points with 5 steals and 3 assists in a 49-35 win against Timothy Christian.