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Sydney Kopp
Hinsdale South’s Kopp merits weekly MVP honor
Updated Dec 23, 2015 9:34 PM
Hinsdale South senior guard Sydney Kopp has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.Sydney Kopp, Hinsdale South: The sharpshooting senior guard helped the Hornets to two West Suburban Conference Gold Division victories last week. She had 26 points plus 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals against Willowbrook. Kopp added 33 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals to defeat Downers Grove South.Ashley Richardson, Stevenson: Down 12 points in the third quarter against Zion-Benton, Stevenson was a longshot to extend its winning streak. Then the Patriots’ three-year varsity point guard started making long shots. Richardson sank four 3-pointers (five for the game) to spark a rally that resulted in a 59-53 win, the Patriots’ eighth straight. The junior finished with a career-high 28 points.Georgette Topalis, Buffalo Grove: The 5-foot-7 junior guard made a steal and converted it for the winning layup in the final seconds in BG’s 55-52 win over previously undefeated Hersey in a key MSL East matchup. Topalis also had two big 3-pointers along with 4 rebounds, 4 steals and she was 4-of-5 from the floor.Maddie Versluys, Westminster Christian: This Warriors senior had two big games in leading her team to consecutive Northeastern Athletic Conference wins. In a 53-48 win over Alden-Hebron she scored 32 points to go along with 12 rebounds, 12 steals and 7 blocks. Versluys, who recently became the school’s all-time leading basketball scorer, then came back with 34 points, 9 steals and 7 rebounds in a 61-40 victory over Kirkland Hiawatha.
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