Girls Basketball Top Performances: Week 4

By Kaleb Carter


Each week, I’ll be highlighting the best team and individual performances from around the state that stood out in girls basketball. It could be a state record, an amazing highlight or anything in between.

Stats are critical to highlight these players and teams. Get in touch to submit a girls team or player at any point during the 2021-22 season. I can be reached at or on Twitter @Kaleb_M_Carter.

Notable Week 4 Player Performances

Spotlight: Shelby Bowman, West Central, So.

Scorched the nets for 45 points on 17-of-30 shooting, including five triples in a 72-58 win over West Prairie.

Story in The Hawkeye

Ayva Rush, Vienna, Fr.

Averaged 22.3 points per game over the course of the City of Metropolis Tournament, winning MVP honors in the process. Teammate Emmy Vinson also made the all-tournament team.

Emily Fisher, Libertyille, Jr.

Maryland commit had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 44-30 Wildcats win over Lake Park; was named Player of the Game as part of Lake Zurich’s Exam Jamm.

Led team to a 36-23 win over Lake Zurich and scored nine points.

Scored 20 in a 52-26 win over Waukegan.

Joy Bergstrom, Saint Viator, Sr.

The South Dakota commit recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks and 2 assists in a 56-44 win over Joliet Catholic.

Tallied 14 points, 5 rebounds in a loss to Prospect.

Scored 19 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists in a 50-34 win over Lake Forest.

Reina Grunfeld, Amundsen, Sr.

Had 23 points with four three-pointers in a 44-25 win over Evergreen Park.

Scored 24 points to push Amundsen past Von Steuben on the road, 49-29.

Posted 21 points in a 58-14 win over Schurz.

Amiah Hargrove, Christopher, So.

Scored 37 points in a 53-24 win over Sesser-Valier.

Mallory Ramage, Mattoon, Sr.

Became her school’s all-time scoring leader in a 59-35 win over Effingham, scoring 23 points in the win.

In the week prior, scored 30 with 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in a 61-31 win over Lincoln. Kloe Froebe, one of the best Class of 2024 players in the state, scored 28 for Lincoln in the game.

Audrey Sabol, Nokomis, Jr.

The 6-0 forward scored 21 points with 14 rebounds in a 42-37 win over Greenville.

In a 51-20 win over Metro-East Lutheran, scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting, collected 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Delaney Panozzo, Grant Park, Jr.

Had 25 points, 5 steals and 3 rebounds in a 49-10 win over Momence.

Put up 28 points — including 5-of-9 shooting beyond the arc, — with 9 rebounds and 3 steals in a 49-21 win over Illinois Lutheran.

Nakia Bardney, Simeon, Sr.

One of the state of Illinois’ top scorers, Bardney put up 28 points with 15 rebounds in a 53-45 win over Latin.

Tallied 27 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in a loss to Deerfield.

Had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in a win over Chicago Agriculture Science.

Scored 34 points on 16-of-23 shooting, adding 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in a win over Lindblom.

Notable Week 4 Team Performances

Spotlight: Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City

Junior guard Gracie Heckert was on top of her game, scoring 22 points with 4 steals and 3 assists in a 58-45 win over Shelbyville. She totaled 20 points and 4 assists in a 51-50 win over St. Anthony. The Bobcats improved to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in the National Trail Conference.

Ruby Stuckemeyer and Marissa Summers scored 10 apiece in the one-point victory over St. Anthony. Madison Wojcik had 12 points and 17 rebounds in the win over Shelbyville, per the Effingham Daily News.

The Bobcats were ranked 8th in Class 1A in the first Associated Press poll of the season.


Defeated host Kenwood at the Showcase in The Park, 53-47, handing Kenwood its first loss since February 2020. Morgan Demos, a Navy signee, scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds to win MVP honors, while Lenee Beaumont had 17 points in the win. The Redwings also ran over Marian Catholic, 50-27.


Led by Avery Jackson and and Brianna Sneed, the Jays picked up wins over Thornridge (55-6), Champaign Centennial (59-54), Thornton (70-48) and Phillips (65-32). Sneed hit eight three-pointers in the win over Thornton to break a school record.

Quincy Notre Dame

Stayed unbeaten (8-0) by handing Havana its first loss of the season (57-43). The Raiders also bested Sacred Heart-Griffin (59-29). Abbey Schreacke combined for 60 points and 21 rebounds over the two games.

Peoria Notre Dame

Improved to 9-1 (10-1 after Tuesday) following an impressive 56-23 win over previously unbeaten Normal, which had just beaten Rock Island. The Irish also defeated previously undefeated Metamora 46-45 and downed Pontiac 66-13. Though not part of last week’s performance, the Irish also nipped Peoria High, on Tuesday, 44-43 in two overtimes.


With Kaitlin White honored here last week, junior guard Haley Carver stole the spotlight this week. She had a nine three-pointer game, scoring 31 points in a 67-19 win over Flanagan/Woodland to push the Knights to 11-0. Fieldcrest has now won 13 consecutive games as of Monday.


The Warriors moved to 10-0 after wins over Hinsdale South (51-20), Maine West (53-32) and Leyden (77-20). SIUE commit Sophie Sullivan also recently reached 1,000 career points.

Naperville North

Still undefeated, the Huskies (9-0 at end of week) took it to a good Batavia team that was down Tessa Towers (concussion), by a score of 75-59. Kenzie Hare scored 41 points in the game and reached 2,000 for career. The Huskies also defeated DeKalb 83-36.


Freeburg was 9-0 after last week’s games, featuring victories over Triad (34-30 in double overtime) and East Alton-Wood River (57-13).

Junior guard Kylie Kisgen continues to do a little bit of everything for Freeburg.


The Panthers improved to 11-1 at the end of last week with wins over Clinton (54-35), Vandalia (54-27) and Teutopolis (39-38).

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