Girls basketball: Week 4 MVP
Benet senior Emily Eshoo has earned Daily Herald girls basketball MVP honors for her recent performances, including a 25-point effort to help the Redwings earn a tournament triumph.
Emily Eshoo, Benet: The senior scored 17 points in a 61-42 victory against Providence at the Naperville North/Benet Holiday Tournament. The next night the Bradley recruit helped the Redwings clinch the tournament title by tallying 25 points, scoring her 1,000th varsity point in the fourth quarter of a 74-59 win against Naperville North.
Bailey Crimmins, Kaneland: Kaneland won a pair of games in the Ottawa Tournament, and Crimmins, a 6-foot-2 junior center, led the Lady Knights in scoring both times. That included a season-high 23 points plus 9 rebounds in a 60-44 victory over Pontiac.
Creighton Fed, Dundee-Crown: In helping her team go on a 4-game winning streak last week, this sophomore guard scored 14 points in a 60-51 win over Larkin, 17 in a 56-44 victory over Woodstock North, 17 in a 62-34 triumph over Marengo and then capped the week off with a 24-point performance in a 57-53 win over Wauconda at the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic.
Ellie Haviland, Lakes: A returning starter, the junior might have found her niche coming off the bench in recent games. She posted back-to-back games of 19 points and provided an offensive spark, as the Eagles won three games in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic.
Brianna Lewis, Fremd: As a freshman, playing in the 2011 Mid-Suburban League championship, Lewis will always be remembered for her buzzer-beating game-winning 3-pointer in overtime against Rolling Meadows. She added another buzzer-beater to her resume in Arizona, connecting on an 8-footer to give Fremd a 47-46 victory over Bishop Alemey (Calif.). Lewis had 10 points in the touney game.