Burlington Central's Schmidt earns MVP nod
Burlington Central's Kathryn Schmidt is this week's Daily Herald MVP for girls basketball.
Kathryn Schmidt, Burlington Central: The 6-foot senior scored in double figures every game during a 4-0 week for the Rockets including wins over Dundee-Crown and Huntley at DeKalb's MLK tournament. Also notched back-to-back double-doubles with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Cary-Grove and 28 points and 12 boards against Crystal Lake Central, moving into second place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,506 points trailing only 2003 grad Jenna Real (1,647).
Katy Eidle, Hersey: In wins over St. Charles East, Prospect and Elk Grove, the 5-foot-11 freshman guard rang up 77 points (27, 27, 23) while shooting 60.9 percent from the field, including 12-of-17 from 3-point range (70.6 percent). Eidle also had 15 rebounds, 13 assists and 9 steals.
Lauren Huber, Glenbard East: The 5-foot-9 junior guard poured in 33 points on 15-of-18 shooting from the free-throw line in an Upstate Eight Conference victory. She also scored 18 against Larkin in another UEC win. Huber had a combined 12 rebounds and 9 steals in the two games. Against Fenton she also added 5 assists.
Alayna Soukup, Lake Zurich: With the Bears missing star guard Ella Gilbertson due to a high-ankle sprain, they have relied heavily recently on the play of their second-year starting point guard, whose improved shot has helped her put together a breakout season. The sophomore delivered in a big way against host Waukegan, scoring a career-high 36 points to lead the Bears to a 57-54 victory. She played all 32 minutes.