Montini senior guard Kateri Stone has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent girls basketball performances.
Kateri Stone, Montini: The senior guard stepped up against top-notch competition. Stone led the Broncos to victories over Oak Park, Fremd, Marian Catholic and Rolling Meadows in the Montini Christmas Tournament. She scored 23 points with four 3-pointers as the Broncos came from behind to win the tournament championship game.
Morgan Harris, Hersey: The Huskies were able to bank on Harris for assists, steals, rebounds and of course, points (11.7 per game), as she helped lead them to the championship of the Wheaton North Bill Neibch Christmas tournament. The 5-foot-6 senior guard scored in double figures in three of the four games, including a game-high 23 points in the 57-40 title game win over Lyons. Harris followed up with 14 points and 5 assists in a 69-35 win over Conant.
Grace Loberg, Geneva: In 6 games since being called up from the JV, this 6-2 freshman has led Geneva in scoring 5 times. She started with 15 points vs. Streamwood and 22 against Larkin. Geneva then traveled to the Montini tournament, and Loberg again led the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Huntley, 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots against St. Joseph, 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 blocked shots vs. South Elgin, and finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals against Zion-Benton.
Hannah McGlone, Streamwood: The Sabres' 6-foot senior post had three-straight strong games in helping her team to the consolation championship of the Mundelein Christmas tournament, Streamwood's highest finish at that tournament. In those wins, over Highland Park, Lake Zurich and Cary-Grove, the Winona State recruit scored 48 points, had 35 rebounds and blocked 19 shots. She scored 26 points against Highland Park and had 10 rebounds against Lake Zurich.
Brittney Thibeaux, Grayslake North: The Knights often go as Thibeaux goes. The 6-foot senior forward was on her game against Hampshire, scoring a game-high 21 points in a 55-48 win. Her effort helped the defending Fox Valley Fox Division champs start 2014 by avenging an earlier-season loss.