Illinois HS Basketball Top Performers: March 1-7
Illinois-Basketball.com sends emails to the vast majority of coaches in the state of Illinois looking for the some of the top performances from players in the state.
An email was sent to every coach with an email listed on the IHSA website. Any emails omitted can be pointed out to the writer at email@example.com to be added to our database.
We’ve identified over 60 deserving athletes between boys and girls basketball. We’ve also included a list of milestones and accomplishments from the past week. Check out who we recognized Week 4.
This week, we also asked for a new piece of information.
We’ve seen a lot of scoring milestones reached and program records broken this season. This week, we hope you’ll help us track down your program’s all-time scoring leaders. Send us: google docs, spreadsheets, PDFs, pictures, anything that showcases your program’s all-time leading scorers. Can send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Girls Player of the Week Nominees
Brianna McDaniel, Kenwood (3A): Averaged 16 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg, 2 spg and reached 1000 points for her career; Led her team to wins over St. Ignatius, Evanston, Rich Township and Morgan Park.
Kate Chaparro, St. Francis (3A): In a 43-29 win over Wheaton Academy, scored 19, hit three 3-pointers, sank each of her 6 free throws and reached 1,000 points.
Addison Bent, Vienna (2A): Scored 27 and had 9 blocked shots against Trico; currently being recruited by JUCOs, NAIA schools and several DII programs.
Lauren Huber, Glenbard East (4A): Averaged 20.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg over the week; As of Sunday, needed 24 to break the program scoring record (1,247).
Laura Strenk, Regina Dominican (2A): Averaged 15 ppg, 6 apg and scored her 1,000th point.
Miyah Brown, Winnebago (2A): 43 points, 56% FG shooting and 19 rebounds over two games.
Mary Kate Fahey, Hersey (4A): The NYU signee hit a pull-up jumper in transition to reach 1,000 points for her career, and led the Huskies ot to MSL East victories to assist Hersey in winning its division for the fourth time in five years.
Hailey James, Orion (2A): In four games, totaled 46 points, 36 rebounds, 12 steals, 12 assists and 7 blocks with a broken bone in her hand in games against Annawan, Unity (Tolono), Galesburg and Stark County.
Riley Mont, West Aurora (4A): Averaged 30 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3 apg, 2.3 spg and scored a career-high 40 points (11 in the fourth quarter in a win over Romeoville Saturday, March 6. Scored 8 points in overtime, made 6 3-pointers and sank all 12 of her free throws.
Faith Okorie, Mother McAuley (4A): 10 points, 9 rebounds vs. Nazareth; Posted 16 points, 10 rebounds vs. Loyola; Had 13 points, 4 rebounds in another game against Loyola.
Erin Houpt, Danville (3A): A week removed from tying the school-record with 7 3-pointers, Houpt, a Mercer signee, reached 2,000 career points; She led the Vikings to wins over Teutopolis (36 points), Champaign Central (22) and Richwoods (25) and an overtime loss to Peoria Notre Dame (28); Averaged 4.25 spg, 5.5 rpg and was 15 of 15 from the charity stripe in the win over Richwoods.
Kaitlyn Hoffing, Fenton (3A): Sophomore point guard had consecutive games with 16 points and averaged 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block in those games.
Emily Pape, Maine South (4A): The junior has begun to play some of her best basketball against some of the best teams in the state; Scored 20 points, added 9 rebounds and 5 assists in a loss to 4A No. 1 Hersey; Scored 14, had 8 rebounds and 3 steals in a 64-62 loss to Class 3A No. 1 Simeon on Sunday at Morton College.
Brooklyn Gray, Auburn (Rockford) (4A): Put up 28 points, 8 rebounds 2 steals against Harlem; Scored 14 points and added 4 assists, 3 blocks against Rockford East; Added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals vs. Belvidere North; as of Sunday, the junior had 906 career points.
Sharon Mai, East Dubuque (1A): In two games against West Carroll, averaged 18 ppg while shooting 70% from the floor, pulled down 10 offensive rebounds on March 3 and averaged 8.5 rpg.
Anaya Davis, Althoff Catholic (2A): Compiled a trio of double doubles; Scored 34 points, had 10 rebounds and shot 10 of 10 on free throws in a win over Belleville East; Davis scored 29 and grabbed 12 rebounds in a double overtime win over Mater Dei; Scored 20 and plucked 10 rebounds off the glass in a double OT win at Cahokia.
Tiana Timpe, Stockton (1A): Posted two robust stat lines against Galena; 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals in one game; Posted a triple-double of 32 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and 3 steals.
Haley Stoklosa, Lincoln-Way Central (4A): The Bellarmine signee averaged 13 ppg and 4 rpg while going 3-1 with wins over Providence, Lincoln-Way East and Lockport (lost to Lincoln-Way West); Also, sophomore Azyah Newson-Cole averaged 10.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 3.0 apg; Division I offers are starting to come in for the two-year starter.
Sophia Remmel, Dunlap (3A): Led the Eagles to their first Mid-Illini Championship (been in conference since 2000), beating Morton in a 21-point performance to clinch the title. Averaging 16 ppg this season.
Niallie Evans, Aurora Christian (1A): Scored 15 in a win vs. Timothy Christian, secured a steal, hit the layup that gave ACS the lead and followed that with a 3-pointer to extend the lead at a critical juncture.
Josie Ness, Sandwich (3A): Averaged 11.3 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 2 bpg, 1.5 spg, 1 apg as Sandwich went 3-1 for the week and improved to 10-3 overall (8-3 in Interstate 8).
Layla Henderson, Naperville North (4A): Scored 21 vs. Naperville Central on Friday.
Riley Huston, Monmouth-Roseville: Scored 31 points in a 47-37 win over Famington.
Makiyah Williams, Trinity: Scored 29, 11 rebounds, 3 assists in a 62-59 win over Montini; In a later 65-46 loss to Montana, had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks.
Ellie Cahill, Eureka (2A): Led the Hornets to a fifth straight HOIC Championship; Scored 25 over fellow undefeated squad Tremont.
Jilyan Burgener, Central A&M: The freshman scored 33, had 8 rebounds and 3 assists and made 7 3-pointers.
Lauren McDonald, St. Ignatius: Scored 24 points, added 6 rebounds, 5 assists and was named player of the game in a 69-52 win over Joliet Catholic; JCA’s Jasmine Brown added 29 in the same contest. Scored 22 in a 60-57 win against Fenwick.
Emily White, Sullivan (2A): Scored 36, tallied 7 rebounds and 7 steals in a 66-41 victory over St. Teresa; posted 26 and helped her team clinch a CIC championship.
Natasha Barnes, Lindblom: Registered an unconventional double-double with 35 points, 10 steals in a win.
Abbey Schreacke, Quincy Notre Dame (2A): Scored 30 points and knocked down clutch free throws as she led her team to knock off previously unbeaten Brown County, 42-37; Scored 20 in a win over Macomb.
Avery Bohnenstiehl, Triad: Scored 34 points against Mascoutah.
Lisa Thompson, Joliet West (4A): While picking up Division I offers left and right, scored 30 in a 66-41 win over Oswego East; Put up 15 points in a 47-29 win over Yorkville; Posted 32 points in a 61-43 victory against Plainfield North.
Laila Barakat, Stagg (4A): 21 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists in a game last week.
Alecia Doyle, Carterville (2A): Averaged 22 ppg in wins over Anna-Jonesboro, Nashville and Massac County; Poured in 33 points and a buzzer-beating triple in overtime to win over Massac Co.
Illinois HS Boys Players of the Week
Chaz Harvey, Brooks (3A): The team’s scoring leader put up 24 points and 10 rebounds against Bogan; Also had 29 points, 4 stels in a 77-75 overtime win over Corliss.
Jaden Schutt, Yorkville Christian (1A): Exploded for 35 points in a 90-48 win over West Aurora; Added 34 more in a 109-88 victory against Illinois Valley Central.
AJ Redd, St. Ignatius (3A): Scored 23 on 9 of 12 shooting with 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal against Whitney Young on Saturday, March 6; 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting, 4 rebounds, 3 assists 2 steals on Wednesday March 3; vs. Marmion 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting, 9 rebounds, 2 steals on Monday, March 1 against Christ The King; Also, Richard Barron scored 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting (5 of 8 from 3), with 11 rebounds and 2 assists against Marmion Academy; added 15 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists 2 steals against Providence St. Mel; 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals vs. Whitney Young Saturday.
Xavier Amos, Whitney Young (4A): Scored 20 in a 63-56 Dolphins win over St. Ignatius; Dropped 23 points in a 60-52 win over St. Rita.
Mitchell Haake, Mater Dei (2A): Scored 20 points, added 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks in a game between two undeated foes, as Mater Dei defeated Mascoutah 58-47.
Eli Aldana, Saint Viator (3A): Posted a 20-point, 7-assist game and scored the winning basket with six seconds left to defeat Notre Dame 47-46.
Tony Cicero, Joliet Central (4A): A sophomore, scored a career-high 33 in a win over West Aurora.
Rafael Bou, Oak Lawn (4A): Averaged 12.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 2 apg and shot 58.5% from the floor over the Spartans’ last five games, during which Oak Lawn is 4-1 (3-1 last week).
Jalen Quinn, Tuscola (2A): In four games scored 37 against Macon Meridian, 34 against Sullivan, 23 against Decatur St. Teresa and 28 vs. Tolono Unity.
Tommie Williams, Belleville West (4A): Put up 20 points, 5 rebounds to knock Belleville East from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday, 67-58; Williams helped West improve to 9-4 this year overall with three wins during the week.
Coltin Quagliano, Wethersfield (1A): Recorded a triple double of 24 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 61-48; helped lead Wethersfield to share of a conference title.
Kobe Kriese, Antioch (3A): Wisconsin-Lutheran recruit scored 30 points and added 8 rebounds in a 55-45 win over Round Lake.
Jeffrey Oakley, Corliss (2A): 21 points in a 77-75 overtime loss to Brooks; 19 points, 11 rebounds in a 59-54 win against Bogan;
Brandon Hall, Thornton (4A): The East Tennessee State signee posted 20 points in a 62-47 victory over Bloom; Scored a career-high 30 in a 58-42 win against Crete-Monee; put up 26 points, 7 rebounds in a 70-61 win vs. Thornwood.
Isaiah Barnes, Simeon (4A): The Michigan signee scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds in an overtime win over Bogan ; An identical 18 points, 10 rebounds to go with 2 blocks and 2 assists in a 67-64 overtime win over Hyde Park; Added 11 in a 65-54 win over Kenwood.
Lionel Wilson, Collins: Scored 30, added 7 rebounds, 6 assists in a 4OT , 76-68 win over Clemente.
Jaloni Johnson, Proviso East (4A): A sophomore, Johnson dropped a sparkling 45 points in an overtime win over Leyden.
Trey Bazzell, Prairie Central: Scored 27, posted 8 rebounds, 5 steal, 3 blocks and sank a buzzer-beating shot to defeat Monticello; scored 21, added 12 boards, 3 steals and 3 books in a game against University High.
- Jesus Perez, Morton (Cicero) (4A): Posted 31 points, 12 assists in a 91-78 victory against Oak Park-River Forest.
- Isaac Siegried, West Hancock: Sank 10 of 12 3-point attempts and scored 34 in a 76-64 win vs. Rushville.
- Julian Campbell, Palatine (4A): Campbell scored 40 points in a 76-65 Pirates victory vs. Hoffman Estates; Also scored 21 in a 76-48 win over Lake Zurich; put up 31 points in a 74-67 overtime win over Barrington.
- Anthony Cooper, Ottawa (3A): Scored 37 points in a 71-40 win over Plano; Scored 16 in a 44-29 win over Sycamore.
- Mac Parmelee, Illinois Valley Central: Tied a school-record with 45 points in a game; Scored 26 in an 86-45 win over Olympia.
- Collin Fosler, Scales Mound (1A): Led Scales Mound to a 5-0 week, including 23 in a 96-86 win over Indian Creek, 22 in a 77-59 victory against Galena and 16 in another win over Galena, 78-50.
- Joseph Perkins, HSA Southwest: Filled the basket all week as he scored 24 points, added 8 assists and 8 steals in an 89-34 win over BYCP; Added 23 points, 10 rebounds in a 73-27 win over Kelly; and boasted a stat line of 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in a 67-41 victory over Harper; Also, Don Williams put up points/rebounds/assists slash lines of 28/16/5, 21/13/4, 22/14/5 and 18/11/5 during the week.
- Keyonta Ellis, Ogden: Put up scoring totals of 23, 25, 14 and 29, with each leading his team.
Milestones/Accomplishments, Game-Winners and More
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- Noah Franklin became Cobden’s all-time leading scorer (1,825). He also grabbed his 1,000th career rebound. Kaleb Carter’s story for Illinois-Basketball.com.
- Brooke Heiman reached 2,000 career points (https://twitter.com/ictwolves/status/1367286197136093188)
- Holt Geltmaker became IVC’s all-time leading scorer (went over 1,830), record previously was held by Craig Parr.
- Blake Peters became Evanston’s all-time leading scorer (1,479).
- Syd Affolter became Marist’s all-time leading rebounder (800+). She also passed the 1,500-point mark; during the fifth week of the season, added a 34-point, 15-rebound game in a win over Fenwick; Also contributed two additional double-doubles.
- Carson Brozenec is now Fisher’s all-time scoring leader, passing current Illini Zach Griffith (1,306 points). Matt Daniels’ story for the News-Gazette.
- Danville’s Erin Houpt scored her 2,000th career point. Colin Likas’ story for the News-Gazette.
- Kenwood junior Brianna McDaniel scored her 1,000th career point.
- Rockridge junior Nate Henry scored his 1,000th career point.
- Dunlap senior Gabe Calhoun scored his 1,000th career point.
- Geneseo junior Kammie Ludwig and United Township senior Jade Hunter each reached the 1,000-point mark in the same game. Kyle Hartwick’s story for the Dispatch-Argus.
- Hersey senior Mary Kate Fahey scored her 1,000th career point.
- Metro East-Lutheran senior A.J. Smith scored his 1,000th career point. Dan Brannan’s story for RiverBender.com.
- East Dubuque senior guard Declan Schemmel scored his 1,000th career point. Also scored 25 in a 70-57 win over Indian Creek and 16 in a 54-46 victory over Orangeville.
- O’Fallon’s Amelia Bell, a Mississippi College signee, scored her 1,000th point.
- Moline senior Bralee Trice scored her 1,000th career point. Kyle Hartwick’s story for the Dispatch-Argus.
- St. Francis senior Kate Chaparro scored her 1,000th career point. Chris Walker’s story for the Daily Herald.
- Glenbard South senior Lauren Cohen scored her 1,000th career point. Chris Casey’s story for My Suburban Life.
- Calhoun senior Colleen Schumann scored her 1,000th career point. Colin Feeney’s story for RiverBender.com.
- Downers Grove South senior Meghan Stapleton scored her 1,000th career point.
- Rochelle senior Garrett Burdin scored his 1,000th career point.
- Liberty senior Nolton Klingele scored his 1,000th career point.
- Indian Creek senior Drew Gaston scored his 1,000th career point.
- Indian Creek senior Michael Lampson scored his 1,000th career point.
- BHRA’s Elijah Tidwell scored his 1,000th career point. Colin Likas’ story for the News-Gazette.
- Salt Fork’s Carsyn Todd scored her 1,000th career point. Joe Vozzelli’s story for the News-Gazette.
- O’Fallon senior Amelia Bell scored her 1,000th career point on senior night.
- Regina senior Laura Strenk scored her 1,000th career point.
- Lauren Cohen reached 1,000 points in a Glenbard South win over Glenbard East.
- Tabatha Toelke broke the scoring record for Dakota, breaking Jaycee Cleaver’s program mark of 1,317. https://twitter.com/DakotaGirlsHoop/status/1366582626572791816?s=20
- Taya Davis recently scored her 1,000th point.
- Meghan Stapelton scored her 1,000th point for Downers Grove South.
- Madison Lovett, Averaging 12.8 ppg this season, the North Clay senior reached 1,500 career points.
- Farrah Castleman scored her 1,000th point.
- Tessa Prellberg broke the Hinckley-Big Rock program record for 3-point field goals when she made her 140th.
- Dee-Mack’s John Bluemeyer reached 1,000 points for his career.
- Cornerstone Christian boys coach Rick Owens won his 500th game as a head coach. (Story: Randy Reinhardt/The Pantagraph)
- Pinckneyville boys coach Bob Waggoner won his 500th career game.
- East Dubuque boys coach Eric Miller won his 300th game at the program.
- Routt Catholic boys coach Will Whalen won his 100th career game.
- Yorkville Christian knocked down 20 3-pointers in a 109-88 win over Illinois Valley Central.
Nolan Deitrich hit a buzzerbeater to send Illini West over the top against Bushnell-Prairie City.
Homewood-Flossmoor junior Christian Meeks hit a game-winning outback in to give his squad a 50-48 road win over Lincoln-Way East
Meridian’s Christopher Mosby’s second-chance make pushed Meridian past Agape Christian on the road.
McCade Weber drilled a half-court shot to put Aurora Christian over the top at home against Wheaton Academy.
Ethan Evans sank a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for Farmington to defeat Monmouth-Roseville that we’ve yet to see video of.