Girls basketball: Week 1 MVP
Fremd senior Haley Gorecki has earned Daily Herald girls basketball MVP honors for her recent performances.
The Duke-bound Gorecki led Fremd to the Lake Zurich tournament title and had 33 points in an overtime victory against a foe from Milwaukee.
Haley Gorecki, Fremd: Despite spending a lot of time defending one of the elite players in the nation (Notre Dame recruit Ogunbowale of Divine Savior Holy Angels of Milwaukee, Wis.), Gorecki still put up a season-best 33 points to help Fremd to a 65-63 overtime victory. Gorecki also had 21 points and 26 points, respectively, in wins over Lake Zurich and Rolling Meadows.
Hannah Frazier, Batavia: The junior post has a double-double in all six of Batavia's games so far including 20 points, 11 rebounds vs. Proviso East, 36 and 11 against Christ the King, 30 and 13 vs. Elgin, 32 and 20 against Zion-Benton and 28 and 10 vs. Oswego. Averaging 26.8 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting 59.4 percent from the field.
Cece Rapp, St. Edward: In leading the Green Wave to a 6-0 start to the season, including 5 wins and the championship of the Dakota Thanksgiving Tournament, this 6-foot-3 senior averaged over 20 points per game, including scoring a career-high 26 in a 57-43 win over Dakota. The Lindenwood University recruit also averaged over 11 rebounds per game and had more than 10 blocked shots during the tournament.
Ashley Richardson, Stevenson: No sophomore slump here. Richardson, who started at point guard on varsity as a freshman last year, earned MVP honors in the season-opening Schaumburg Thanksgiving tournament. She averaged 14.2 points per game, scoring a career-high 22 against Rockford Boylan, as the Patriots went 5-0.
Emily Schramek, Benet: The 6-foot senior passed the 1,000-point mark for the Redwings with a 30-point performance against Naperville Central. The next night the Northern Michigan University recruit scored 17 as the Redwings won the Benet/Naperville Central Tip-Off Tournament.