2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 1/4/2017 9:48 PM

Week 5: Wheaton North's Swider nets MVP acclaim

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  • Hannah Swider

    Hannah Swider

  • Jordyn Hughes

    Jordyn Hughes

  • Madelyn Spagnola

    Madelyn Spagnola

  • Kyra Spiwak

    Kyra Spiwak

Daily Herald report

Wheaton North junior guard Hannah Swider has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

Hannah Swider, Wheaton North: The junior guard led the Falcons to the Bill Neibch Falcon Classic championship for the first time since 1990, averaging 19.3 points over the four games of the tournament. In the championship game she scored 26 points, an overtime win vs. St. Charles East. She also averaged 5.0 rebounds in the tournament.

Jordyn Hughes, Warren: The junior guard continues to play a consistent all-around game in her third varsity season. She helped the Blue Devils successfully defend their own tournament championship by going 5-0. She averaged team bests of 17.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3 assists per game, while also registering 10 steals.

Madelyn Spagnola, St. Edward: This 5-foot-3 senior guard, who earlier this season scored her 1,000th career point against Oak Park-River Forest, led St. Edward to the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic title. In four wins, Spagnola averaged 25.8 points, 5.3 steals, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game. Spagnola scored 34 points in St. Edward's semifinal win over St. Francis and 26 in the championship game against Illiana Christian.

Kyra Spiwak, Rolling Meadows: The senior guard was instrumental in Rolling Meadows' fourth-place finish at the Montini Tournament. Spiwak led the Mustangs in all four games -- 23 points in the opener against Kenwood, 14 against Evanston, 24 points (8 rebounds) against Benet and 18 points against Geneva in the third-place game.

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