Week 3 MVP
The Tigers junior guard had a huge hand in two conference wins. Waldron scored 22 points — 10 in overtime — with 22 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in a 64-59 come-from-behind win at previously unbeaten Naperville Central. She then had 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals as WW South beat Naperville North 57-20.
With her game-high 24 points in a 55-48 victory at Maine East, junior forward Brittany Collins reached 1,000 points in a career faster than any player Derril Kipp has coached in 32 seasons at Maine West. Collins did much more, too, grabbing 14 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in Park Ridge.
The Gators’ junior forward scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in a 45-43 win over Cary-Grove, which was CL South’s first win over the Trojans since 2009. She came back the next night with 17 points and 8 rebounds in a 43-33 win over crosstown rival Crystal Lake Central.
Pottle provided just the spark St. Charles East needed in a thrilling 81-75 overtime win over Geneva, scoring 25 points, a total that included four 3-point baskets. That followed another team-high 17 points for this senior guard plus 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists in a 57-37 victory over West Chicago.
She’s been way good this season. The sophomore forward, a second-year varsity player, scored a career-high 18 points in the Patriots’ 52-34 win over Lake Forest, stretching their winning streak to five. She netted 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to help the Patriots edge Libertyville 31-27.