Senior guard Joey Lovelle of Wauconda has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent boys basketball performances.
Joey Lovelle, Wauconda: With the Bulldogs missing their leading scorer, the steady senior guard picked up the slack. He poured in a career-high 29 points in an 86-80, overtime victory over Mundelein, hitting three 3-pointers while also dishing out 5 assists.
Mikey Bibbs, West Chicago: The 6-foot sophomore provided outstanding support in a pair of victories. He made 8 of 13 shots for 19 points with 6 rebounds in a 71-67 win over Glenbard South. Bibbs scored 10 with 5 rebounds in a 61-60 overtime win against Waubonsie Valley, hitting a 3 to start overtime that put the Wildcats up for good.
Drew David, Kaneland: The 5-foot-11 senior point guard helped Kaneland contend for the Northern Illinois Big 12 East lead. Eleven of David's 13 points came in a fourth-quarter run to beat Morris 47-44, then defensively David limited Sycamore in a 50-44 victory. He added 14 points, 6 assists in a 62-59 loss to St. Charles North.
Mike Fuerst, Hersey: The 6-foot-6 senior post helped the Huskies finish with a winning record in the Mid-Suburban East with 14 points and 9 rebounds in a 46-42 victory over Buffalo Grove in the final divisional game of the season for both teams. Hersey completed East play at 6-4.
Reed Hunnicutt, Burlington Central: This 5-foot-8 guard scored 16 points in a 56-50 loss at Marengo, which dropped Burlington Central 2 games behind Big Northern East leader Richmond-Burton at the time. However, Hunnicutt again led the way four days later as the Rockets drilled North Boone 71-54 on the road. The senior scored 15 points in a victory that pulled Central back within a game of the division lead with the season finale at R-B to come on Friday.