Week 11 MVP
South Elgin’s 5-foot-7 senior guard hit for a school record eight 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter to help send the game into overtime, as the Storm defeated Batavia 61-56 in an Upstate Eight crossover game. In making 8 of 12 from 3-point range, she scored a game and career-high 27 points in the win, which pushed South Elgin’s record to 16-10 for the season.
The sophomore continued her strong second half with a team-high 20 points in the Saints’ 68-61 victory over Metea Valley in the Upstate Eight Conference second-place crossover game. Claussner made three 3-pointers in the final three minutes including one to tie the game and another to give the Saints the lead for good.
Despite missing 13 games with an ankle injury midway through the season, Fremd’s Haley Gorecki has shown she is back, and good as ever. The 5-foot-10 sophomore guard poured home 26 points with 8 rebounds as the Vikings pulled out a thrilling 66-63 overtime win at Rolling Meadows in the Mid-Suburban League championship game.
The Dukes senior guard scored 20 points — hitting four 3-pointers — with 4 assists and 3 rebounds in York’s 52-36 win over Downers Grove South. Lansdowne followed that up with 11 points and 4 rebounds as Dukes beat Buffalo Grove 54-35 for York’s seventh win in its last eight games to finish the regular season.
The senior forward pulled off a first, netting 21 points in the Eagles’ regular-season finale to become the first female basketball player in school history to score 1,000 points. She then nearly pulled off another Eagles first — a triple-double. Her 19 points, 10 rebounds and 8 steals led the Eagles to a playoff-opening, 67-32 win over Gordon Tech.