2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 11/30/2016 10:12 PM

MVP: Larkin's Kyles wins Week 1 honor

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  • Marlee Kyles

    Marlee Kyles

  • Tsimba Malonga

    Tsimba Malonga

  • Ashley Richardson

    Ashley Richardson

  • Kelly Weyhrich

    Kelly Weyhrich

Daily Herald report

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.

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