Prospect junior guard Emily Frasco has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball exploits.
Emily Frasco, Prospect: Frasco enjoyed one of the finest scoring games in Prospect history, pouring home 35 points in a 58-49 win over Wauconda. The 6-foot junior guard was just 2 points shy of Prospect's single-game record of 37 points shared by Gabrielle Cottrell (2004) and Taylor Will (2014). She had 14 field goals in the nonconference game, including six 3-pointers.
Grace Ringel, Kaneland: The Knights went 3-0 last week to improve to 9-1 overall, and this 6-foot-2 junior center played a key role in all three wins. Ringel started with a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Kaneland edge Morris 57-55. She followed with 13 points and 8 rebounds in a win over Rosary, and capped her big week with 13 points and 7 boards as Kaneland started play at the Ottawa Christmas Classic by defeating Rockford East.
Lucy Schmid, Naperville Central: The 6-foot sophomore had three double-doubles in a four-win week: 10 points and 10 rebounds against Metea Valley; 18 points and 10 rebounds against Sterling; and 17 points and 13 rebounds against Rock Falls. She also had 6 points and 13 rebounds against Peoria Richwoods at the Sterling Shootout.
Madison Wicklund, Stevenson: The Patriots' first player off the bench last season, she has stepped into the starting lineup seamlessly. The 6-foot senior scored 8 of her career-high 20 points in the first quarter, as the Patriots bolted to a 16-9 lead en route to a 53-32 win over Zion-Benton. She followed up with 11 points in a 45-43 win over Libertyville.