Larkin senior guard Marlee Kyles has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her performances in the early going of the high school girls basketball season.
Marlee Kyles, Larkin: Kyles became Larkin's all-time leading scorer with 1,411 career points, passing Kiley Holtz, when she scored 22 points in a 60-57 win over Belvidere North. The Arizona-bound guard added 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Earlier in the Burlington Central tournament, Kyles scored 28 points against Prairie Ridge, had 19 points and 17 rebounds vs. Harlem, and talllied 25 points in a win over Woodstock as the Royals went 3-1.
Tsimba Malonga, Benet: The junior point guard led her team to the Naperville Central Tip Off Tournament title, scoring 13.2 points a game, including the winning basket in the final. She also averaged 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals a game while shooting 57 percent from the floor.
Ashley Richardson, Stevenson: Fast starts to the season are nothing new to the four-year varsity player. The senior point guard earned all-tournament honors at Schaumburg for the third year in a row, as she helped the Patriots go 3-2. She opened with a 23-point effort in a win against St. Viator and averaged 17.6 points in five games.
Kelly Weyhrich, Hersey: The senior guard helped pave the way for Hersey's 5-0 championship run through the Bison Classic at Buffalo Grove High School. The all-tourney pick averaged 10.6 points with a team-high 37 assists and 22 steals. She also grabbed 22 rebounds.