St. Charles East junior guard Katie Claussner has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent basketball performances.
Katie Claussner, St. Charles East: The junior point guard keyed St. Charles East's upset of Batavia Saturday night. She scored a team-high 22 points in the 53-48 road win, handing Batavia its first Upstate Eight Conference River loss after an 8-0 start. Claussner scored 16 of those points in the second half, knifing through Batavia's 2-3 zone. She made 6 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Kathleen Felicelli, Carmel Catholic: The hardworking three-sport star continues to be a model of consistency. Her game-high 17 points led the way in the Corsairs' 74-32 win over Waukegan. The effort came after the senior guard totaled 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 1 blocked shot in a 54-51 loss to St. Viator.
Molly Krawczykowski, Willowbrook: The senior guard scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 60-57 West Suburban Gold victory against Hinsdale South, keeping the Warriors (20-3, 10-0) undefeated in the conference in their quest for a Gold title.
Victoria Patterson, Larkin: The senior guard helped her team to a 46-33 win over crosstown rival Elgin by scoring 18 points, dishing out 5 assists and grabbing 6 rebounds. She scored 12 points in the first half and directed the Royals' offense to a 28-17 halftime lead as they went on to beat the Maroons for the second time in three games this season.
Jenny Vliet, Rolling Meadows: Vliet enjoyed two big games as the Class 4A No. 3-ranked Mustangs inched closer to their third straight Mid-Suburban East crown. The 6-foot-2 senior collected 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a 52-38 win over Wheeling and came back two days later with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in a 52-38 triumph at Elk Grove.