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Final 2022-2023 Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings


1. Nazareth (35-1, 3A Champs)

Olivia Austin took on a unique role in making the Nazareth Roadrunners the No. 1 team in the state of Illinois in the 2022-2023 season. 

While Grace Carstensen was the 1st team all-state performer (AP and IBCA), she was the known commodity. But between a group of seasoned juniors and emerging freshmen  — Stella Sakalas, Lyla Shelton and Jane Manecke could play bigger roles next season as sophomores — Nazareth’s depth is ludicrous. 

With all of that said, Austin was the best kept secret in coach Ed Stritzel’s mind entering the season. 

“I’ve been training a lot with Byron (Xerxes Livsey) and I’ve been doing a lot of things outside practice, working on my free throws… I’ve just been trying to get my touches to improve around the rim and get my shots to start falling.”

Last Saturday in the semis and state final, Austin’s abilities were on full display, with Austin’s impact as big as anyone’s in determining one of the 4 state team champions. 

“Her athleticism is off the charts,” Nazareth Academy coach Ed Stritzel said. “Some people see this big girl and think she’s just an inside post, but she is such a problem. Her speed is ridiculous and now she is starting to clean up her ball-handling.”

Austin scored 23 points with 12 rebounds and 3 assists after a 9-point,12-rebound effort vs. Peoria and her team had a positive +/- of 24 when she was on the floor vs. Peoria. 

“It’s amazing we have complete trust in each other,” Austin said. “That’s want makes our team so strong. If one of us isn’t having the best game the other spick her up and we just everyone, there’s no agendas as coach likes to say. The team goal is most important.”

Nazareth Academy won every game it played against Illinois teams, despite a daunting schedule. 

“Sometimes I think the schedule was too much for a 3A school but I think it paid off tonight,” Stritzel said of the title game win. 

Top returning player should be Austin, but Danielle Scully really showed out at state as well. 

Come the 2023-2024 season, which Austin will play in after two more (expected) high school sports seasons of soccer and volleyball, no one should be caught off guard by the to-be senior post star. 

Best Wins: Fremd, Lincoln, Peoria, Deerfield, Carmel (Twice, held to 40 over 2 wins over Corsairs), Montini, Whitney Young, Benet)

2. O’Fallon (34-4, 4A State champs)

The 4A champions made a magical run through the tournament on the backs of one of the state’s best duos in Shannon Dowell and Jailah Petty. Both made play after play in a tight game with Benet Academy. Ended season on 14-game win streak.

What enabled them to be state champs was the number of athletes able to play critical roles. Between Dowell and Pelly being one of the state’s better duos, 

D’Myjah Bolds (rebounder/rim protector) or Josie Christopher(shooter, hard-nosed defender) Laylah Jackson contributing where needed, senior and future Wester Illinois softball player Malia Robertson providing steady minutes and Haeli Tart (2026) providing a glimpse into the future, this Panthers team provided quite a look of what a well-rounded team could be. 

Best Wins: Benet (title game), Alton (Twice), Peoria, Mater Dei (by 20), Normal, Bolingbrook, Hersey (Semis by 17). 

3. Alton (31-2)

Was playing at the level of a top 3 team in the state all season, only two losses were to eventual state champion O’Fallon on O’Fallon’s floor. Also beat the Panthers twice. 

The Redbirds return much of their talent, and I’m going to say Kiyoko Proctor should be the top returner that people should look out for. 

Best Wins: Mater Dei (Twice), O’Fallon (Twice), Okawville, Vashon (MO.), Hersey.

4. Benet Academy (25-8, 4A State Runner-Up)

The Redwings found the winning formula needed after a season of winning close games against good teams, ultimately beating both Kenwood in the super-sectional game and Geneva in the state semifinals by one possession in games that came down to Redwings points on their respective last positions.  

Leading returner should be Emilia Sularski, but young talent should emerge as well. 

Best Wins: Geneva (Semis), Montini, Kenwood (Quarters), Lake Zurich 

5. Geneva (31-4, 3rd Place in 4A)

As team-oriented as team-oriented comes.
Plenty of players that can be the leading scorer of the star of the night any given nights. Going 14-0 in the DuKane is no joke.

Leading returner should be Leah Palmer. 

Best wins: Hersey (3rd Place), Fremd (Morton College Xmas), Lake Zurich, Deerfield.

6. Lincoln (36-1, 3A Runner-Up)

Went into state title game with Nazareth undefeated. Kloe Froebe unquestionably one of best players in state and returns next year along with four other Class of 2024 Railsplitters who started in championship game. 

Best Wins: Deerfield, Peoria, Mahomet-Seymour (Twice), Byron (beat state finalist in 2A by 44). 


7. Hersey (28-10, 4th Place in 4A)

Got red-hot at the end of coach Mary Fendley’s tenure. Katy Eidle was one of best players in state for the last few years. 

Best returner should be Annika Manthy or Kiki Craft.

Best Wins: Fremd, Maine South (twice), Libertyville, (Twice) Benet Academy.

8. Fremd (30-3)

Was one of top teams in state all season, dropped to a red-hot Hersey squad in the postseason mater beating them 2 weeks prior.

Best returner should be 4A all-state performer Ella Todd.

Best Wins: Lake Zurich (Twice), Hersey (MSL Title Game), Maine South, Montini, Benet Academy, Kenwood, Barrington (Twice), Geneva)

9. Kenwood (30-5)

Made CPL title game for second straight year, was one possession away from making 4A state. Danielle Brooks or Arielle Henigan should be top perfomrer. Just a freshman, Brooks was ready for the big moments. 

Best Wins: Whitney Young (Twice, also lost to them once), Saint Ignatius (by 32), Lafayette (LA)

10. Whitney Young (26-6)

Won city championship for second consecutive year, Skylar Jones was one of state’s top players. 

Leading returner Destiny Jackson may be the city of Chicago’s best player entering next season. 

Best Wins: Lyons (Twice), York,Hersey, Kenwood (Lost Twice)

11. Okawville  (34-4, 1A State Champs)

Surely has one of the best resumes of any 1A team in recent memory, having beaten 2 state champs. How often can you say a team from the smallest class has beaten the largest class state championship?

Dominated at 1A state semis and title game. I don’t know that I’d pick them to beat some f theta’s they’re in front of, but they beat some of the best teams in the state. That speaks volumes any which way you cut it.

Best Wins: O’Fallon, Mater Dei (Twice), Galena, Christopher.

12. Bolingbrook (27-4)

Wasn’t as tested by in-state foes as some others near the top, but still among the state’s best after owning the south suburbs.

Leading returner Angelina Smith should be one of the top guards in the state. 

Best wins: Lincoln-Way West (Twice), Edison Academy (MI), Mother McAuley, Lincoln-Way Central, Homewood-Fossmoor (Twice, lost to them once). 

13. Peoria (29-4, 3rd Place in 3A)

Aaliyah Guyton’s the leading returner. Especially excited to see what college she chooses.

Best Wins: Dunlap (Three times), Peoria Notre Dame (twice), Normal, Washington, Marian Catholic, Deerfield. 

14. Deerfield (29-7)

Take your pick, Aubrey Galvan and Nikki Kerstein will provide Deerfield one of the best backcourts in the state next year after the Warriors made a historic run to state for their program.

Best Wins: Montini, Homewood-Flossmoor, Hersey, Mother McAuley, Maine South

15. Maine South (26-7)

Huge win streak in the thick of its schedule. Young team that grew immensely. Meegan Fahy, Ava Blagojevich already one of state’s better guard duos and both return.

Best Wins: Glenbrook South (Twice), Libertyville, Barrington, Carmel, Loyola Academy. 

16. Libertyville (29-5)

Maybe best player in school history, Emily Fisher, moves on to Maryland. 

Kate Rule will be leading returner by Talya Tillman should take a big step up. 

Best Wins: Deerfield (by 28), Glenbrook South, Loyola Academy, Lake Zurich, Carmel.

17. Loyola Academy (28-7)

Paige Engels was one of the most enjoyable players I watched this year and some super frosh players will had into sophomore year ready to make a potential state run. 

Best wins: Montini (Twice), Kenwood, York.

18. Mater Dei (27-7, 2A state champs)

Pulled out close win after close win in the postseason before thrashing a ver strong Byron team in the finals. 

Will have top 10 potential with returning talent for next year, including the star of the 2A state tourney, Alyssa Koerkenmeier.

Best Wins: Paris, Quincy Notre Dame, Byron, Freeburg.

19. Quincy Notre Dame (36-2, 3rd Place in 2A)

Had a 28-game win streak going into the third-place game and their loss to Mater Dei was their lone loss to an Illinois team this year. 

Sage Stratton should be top returner.

Best wins: Mater Dei, Okawville, Butler College Prep (Twice), Deer Creek-Mackinaw (by 32). 

20. Lyons (28-5)

Ally Cesarini had a great season as Lyons went undefeated in WSC. Nora Ezike (2025) should open the eyes next year of those who don’t know her yet. 

Best Wins: Saint Ignatius, York (Twice), Trinity, Mother McAuley.

21. York (25-7) 

Mariann Blass one of the best 3 and D players I saw. 

Best Wins: Maine South (to end long Hawks win streak), Neuqua Valley. 

Stella Kohl should be top returner. 

22. Normal (31-4) 

Olivia Corson was great, and she’s back for a team that appeared pretty balanced overall.

Best Wins: Washington (Twice), Carmel.

23. Montini (27-7)

Best Wins: Deerfield, Mother McAuley, Trinity (Twice), Lyons, Geneva, Saint Ignatius. 

24. Carmel (24-9)

Scored some really nice wins over the best 4A ha to offer. Jordan Wood was one of 3A’s best. 

Best Wins: Benet Academy, Hersey, Cardinal Ritter College Prep(MO.)

25. Lake Zurich (25-8)

Was a top 10 team in the state before injuries to Baylie Parks and Avery Cooper. Will return a young team next year that could be just as good. 

Best Wins: Barrington, York, Deerfield, Libertyville, Stevenson (Twice)

Final Regular Season Rankings (Feb. 12) And CPL Title Game Notes 

CHICAGO — Whitney Young controlled most of Saturday’s Chicago Public League City Title game, ultimately prevailing 58-45

The Dolphins went 19 of their  from the free throw line, with Jones sinking 20 of 21 free throws. The senior Missouri commit couldn’t be kept out of the paint, either finishing at the rim or picking up the foul call on her way to a game-high 28 points. It was the second consecutive year that Jones took over at times against Kenwood in the city title game. 

Whitney Young made 30 of 35 free throws. 

“We do know that when we play Kenwood it’s going to a be a lot of aggressiveness. It’s going to be a battle of the boards. And we needed to knockdown our free throws,” Whitney Young coach Krissy Harper said. 

Destiny Jackson had a hot start to the game, making a pair of runners late in the first quarter to help the Dolphins surge ahead early. She got the scoring started in the second, drilling a pull-up 3-pointer to put Whitney Young up 10, scoring 9 of WY’s first 18. The Dolphins led by double-digits the rest of the first half.

 This, a year later after a sluggish shooting performance in last season’s city title game, which she still contributed to largely on the defensive end in that win. 

“I feel way more confident this time than when I played in this environment the first time,” Jackson said. “I feel like that was the difference, just being in my comfort zone.”

Whitney Young led by as much as 17 in the second quarter, aided by a boost from Lily Montalvo and Hailey Hillman. Kiaya Johnson’s defense also led to a few buckets. Hillman and Jones had 7 rebonds apiece.

Ariella Henigan took control at times in the second half  as she and Natasha Barnes willed the Broncos back within 5 points early in the fourth quarter. 

Henigan ended up fouling out with Kenwood down 8 with a few minutes to go. She scored 11, Barnes scored 9, while Sanai Tyler and Jazelle Young contributed 8 apiece. Tyler’s 9 rebounds led all players. 

Neither team were strong shooting on Saturday, going a combined 4 of 25 from beyond the 3-point arc, and both teams shot just over 30% from the floor. Whitney Young scored 26 fast break points to Kenwood’s 10.  first 


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Week 11

1. Nazareth

Beat Stevenson. Grace Carstensen (2023) committed to DePaul and Olivia Austin has been playing better. 

2. Fremd

Defeated Hersey in MSL title game, 28-2 entering postseason. 

3. Alton

29-1. A potential fourth matchup with O’Fallon could be played on Feb. 21 in the sectional semis. 

4. Geneva 

Pulled out a close win over Sycamore. On a 9-game winning streak and finished second consecutive unbeaten DuKane slate. 

5. Lincoln

Lone remaining unbeaten team left in state. 

6. Whitney Young

Beat Kenwood by 13, got to the free throw line a ton in the city title game vs. the Broncos. 

7. Kenwood 

Now 26-5 after city title loss to Young. 

8. Bolingbrook

Has a good path to a Super-Sectional. May have to beat a Homewood-Flossmoor team it has lost to. 

9. Libertyville

On a 10-game win streak. Had a big comeback win over Carmel Monday. 

10. Quincy Notre Dame

Rolling right along into the postseason. Heavy favorite to win Class 2A.Potential teams to knock them off? Fieldcrest, Peotone, PORTA, Butler College Prep, Dee-Mack, Breese Mater Dei, Teutopolis, Paris. 

11. O’Fallon

If they get hot, they could make it to Redbird Arena. 

12. Deerfield

On fire as of late. Convincingly defeated Maine South. 

13. Benet Academy

Edged Montini, lost to Carmel on the 1st on a last-second play. Won 2 of 3 games with Carmel this season. 

14. Peoria

Now 23-3. Will have to get by some good teams to get out of the Richwoods’ sectional 

15. Loyola Academy

Heads into the postseason plenty battle-tested. In a span of a few days, beat Montini comfortably, then lost to a then-red-hot Mother McAuley. 

16. Montini 

23-7, lost to Loyola and Benet in the last week. 

17. Lyons

Undefeated in the WSC (12-0) and has won 12 straight. 

18. Maine South 

Now’s the time to see how the sophomore-heavy Hawks respond to postseason basketball. 

19. Saint Ignatius

24-6, trying to get things right after two  GCAC tourney losses. 

20. Peoria Notre Dame

In a tough sectional, but capable of making a run. 

21. Normal

Will likely have to beat Joliet West, and then either O’Fallon or Alton to get through sectional. 28-3.

22. Carmel

Battle-tested and adapting to the loss injured forward Mia Gillis. Beat highly-ranked Benet, only to loss to a capable Evanston squad.

23. York

Helter skelter style could be fun in a postseason environment. 

24. Hersey

At 23-8, has played many of the best teams in the state. 

25. Barrington

Don’t look now, but they’re entering the postseason hot and Sophie Swanson is scoring in buckets.

Knocking On The door At The End

Lake Zurich




Glenbrook South

St. Charles North

Lincoln-Way Central

Marian Catholic 




Who else should be considered? 

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Rankings Week 11


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Week 10

1. Nazareth 

Nice wins against Deerfield and Marian Catholic this week. Relatively comfortable wins against solid teams. 

2. Fremd 

Controlled throughout against Maine South, also had a strong 59-46 win over Montini. 

3. Alton 

Sustained its first loss, a road defeat at O’Fallon. Alton had already beaten O’Fallon twice this year. Losing in a wild road environment not a big knock on the Redbirds, who have been playing some of the best ball in the state.

4. Geneva

Three wins this past week, including a victory over St. Charles North.

5. Kenwood 

Overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Whitney Young Saturday at Brooks High School. Ariella Henigan was huge with 28 points. 

6. Lincoln


7. Whitney Young

Sustained a close loss to Kenwood in a potential preview of the city title game. 

8. Bolingbrook

Took first in-state loss of the season to Homewood-Flossmoor. 

9. Benet 

Play Carmel in ESCC tournament on Wednesday. 

10. Libertyville 

22-4, play Lake Zurich and Maine South this week. Registered a solid win over Lake Forest. 

11. Quincy Notre Dame 

Up to a 16-game win streak. Have not lost to an Illinois team. 

12. O’Fallon

Third time was a charm in a 51-38 home win vs. previously-undefeated Alton. Also beat Edwardsville. 

13. Maine South 

Two wins and a loss to No. 2 Fremd. 

14. Saint Ignatius 

Winners of 15 straight against Illinois teams. 

15. Montini 

A loss to Fremd and 2 wins this past week. 

16. Peoria 

Decisive 56-35 win over Normal. 

17. Deerfield 

Played competitively with Nazareth, in a loss, scored 90 vs. Niles North and beat Lake Forest on the road. 

18. Hersey 

Fell to Prospect, big road win over Mother McAuley. Fun matchup with Glenbrook South on Monday. 

19. Normal 

Fell to Peoria, won 2 games.

20. Carmel Catholic 

Won 2 games and big matchup with Benet coming in ESCC tourney.

21. Lyons 

Pulled out close wins over Lincoln-Way West and Mother McAuley. Will have to beat Downers Grove North and York to finish unbeaten in conference play. 

22. York

Won 3 games last week a a big showdown looms with Lyons on Friday. 

23. Loyola Academy 

2 wins, including one over Prospect, and a loss to Glenbrook South. 

24. Peoria Notre Dame 

Defeated by Morton, defeated Urbana and small-school power Dee-Mack.

25. Barrington

Won 3 games, now 19-8.

Games With Rankings Implications 

Prospect at Stevenson

Prospect knocked off Hersey in its second try vs. Hersey this season. Did so on the road and up to 20 wins. Bordering on the rankings Had some rough bigger losses earlier in the season, but to good teams. A home game against Stevenson could be a really fun one. Stevenson has 4 straight wins, which included a conference win over Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich at Libertyville 

Finally mending some from injury. Won 2 games and lost by a point to New Trier. Big road game with NSC title implications Tuesday at Libertyville. Could find themselves back in the rankings as they get healthier Libertyville also hosts Maine South on Thursday.

Carmel Catholic at Benet 

The Corsairs could boost themselves up the rankings a bit with a win in the ESCC tourney. Ashley Schlabowske seems to be playing good ball for Carmel lately. Anna Hartman is also back from injury, which is huge. The winner will play in the ESCC tourney title game on Saturday. 

York at Lyons 

York could tie for the WSC lead with a win at Lyons on Friday. The battle of guards Ally Cesarini and Mariann Blass could be a fun one. 

Glenbrook South at Hersey

GBS is a very capable squad that could deal a blow to Hersey in Arlington Heights on Monday. Two of the area’s better guards in Sidney Rogers and Katy Eidle go head-to-head. 

Richwoods at Peoria Notre Dame

Maybe Lexi Baer and Kamryn Heider are capable of making a splash at PND on Thursday? 

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 10 Rankings 

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 10 Rankings 


Week 2

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1. Nazareth (1)

Winners of 15 in a row. Play Deerfield Monday. Grace Carstensen has become the go-to scorer. 

2. Fremd (2)

Beat Barrington and held a good Schaumburg team to 9 points.

3. Alton (3)

Who can beat the Redbirds? No one has an answer yet. Teutopolis almost found a way. Redbirds also beat Okawville, who I’ll write more about later. 

4. Bolingbrook (4)

Still has not lost to an in-state foe and is 19-2. 

5. Whitney Young (6)

Followed win over Hersey with dubs against Northside and Butler. 

6. Geneva (7)

Heads into big week in DuKane at 18-3.

7. Kenwood (9)

Sanai Tyler scored 21 in a 68-57 win over Butler. Also beat La Lumiere and Simeon.

8. Lincoln (13)

Lincoln seems capable of dominating near any team in the state. They roared out to a 19-3 lead over Peoria and never let the Lions get closer than 6 in a 48-41 win. 

9. Hersey (10)

Big games next weekend against Prospect and Mother McAuley

10. Maine South (12)

Had its 16 game win streak ended by York, but not before taking control of CSL South with a win over Glenbrook South. 

11. Benet (11)

Defeated Geneseo and Carmel after a loss to Noblesville on Monday. 

12. Libertyville (14)

19-4 and controls destiny in North Suburban conference at 9-1.

13. Quincy Notre Dame (15)

Winners of 15 straight without an in-state loss. 

14. Saint Ignatius (17)

Defeated Mother McAuley this week to earn an outright win of the GCAC Red.

15. Montini (18)

Winners of 6 straight and play Fremd Monday. 

16. O’Fallon (5)

Fell to Okawville, ending a 6-game win streak. Did beat Civic Memorial and Mater Dei.

17. Peoria (21)

Grabbed its 2nd win over PND in 3 tries and lost to Lincoln. 


18. Peoria Notre Dame (16)

Fell to Peoria in what is a great rivalry and matchup for both squads. Did beat Dunlap Monday. 

19. Normal (19)

Up to 22 wins. Pulled out close wins over Richwoods and Lincoln-Way West.

20. Lake Zurich (8)

Been struggling with injuries to arguably its two best players in Baylie Parks and Avery Cooper. Difficult to pinpoint where they should be given that with both players they’re a top 10 team and without either they’re not a top 25 team. Stevenson beat them and if LZ doesn’t get healthy, SHS or others could find itself in a top 25 spot. 

21. Carmel Catholic (20)

Beat Stevenson, lost to Benet and held Marian Catholic to 24 points in a win.

22. Deerfield (23)

Has won 6 straight, including wins over Mother McAuley and Barrington. Plays Nazareth Monday. 

23. Lyons Township (25)

Undefeated in West Suburban and has won 7 straight. Plays Mother McAuley Monday.

24. Loyola Academy (24)

Now 19-4 with a fun matchup against Glenbrook South coming Tuesday. 

25. Barrington (22)

The saving grace for the 16-8 Fillies is that they’re still built in a way that could lend itself to postseason success. Have lost 3 of last 5.

Unranked team notes 


Beat O’Fallon before losing to Alton. 

Really conflicted when it comes to the greater St. Louis area. Alton is the undisputed best on the east side of the Mississippi in the area. O’Fallon has taken Alton to the wire multiple times and Okawville has a win over O’Fallon now (55-50). The Rockets also defeated the O’Fallon Panthers twice last year. It’s hard to justify ranking O’Fallon above Okawville, but do think the Panthers have a better resume, despite losing to Okawville. 

York (UR) 

Now 17-5 after ending Maine South’s, 16-game win streak Stella Kohl was big in the game. 

Neuqua Valley 

Undefeated in conference play and 16-9 overall. Defeated Naperville North this week but also ha a recent loss to Boylan Catholic. 

Plainfield East

10-0 in the SPC and has won 7 straight games. Lexi Sepulveda scoring quite a few points. 


Now 20-3 and has won 7 straight. 


18-2 undefeated in the Mid-Illini and has only lost to Normal.


17-4 and played Peoria Notre Dame within a point on the 16th. Now 7-1 in Mid-Illini .

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 9 Rankings 

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 9 Rankings

(Monday, Jan. 16 games included)

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(Week 8 rankings in parentheses)

1. Nazareth (1) 

Testing themselves to begin the new year, the Roadrunners convincingly defeated Fremd, Naperville North and Batavia consecutively.

2. Fremd (2)

18-2 after a loss to Nazareth and a win vs. Conant. 

3. Alton (3)

Improved to 21-0 with wins over Collinsville, Edwardsville, Triad and Teutopolis, the later in an exciting 58-56. Laila Bakery scored 20 points in the Teutopolis win. 

4. Bolingbrook (4) 

Lost to Mason (OH) 44-43, both losses are out-of-state. Also beat Shaker Heights (OH), Lincoln-Way West and Lincoln-Way East.

5. O’Fallon (9)

Wins vs. Belleville West and Hillsboro.

6. Whitney Young (11)

Defeated Hersey at Benet, as Destiny Jackson and Skylar Jones scored 25 points apiece and Olivia Vick hit timely 3-pointers late. Victories over Lane Tech, Lincoln Park and Evanston.

7. Geneva (6)

Fell at Montini in a thrilling game, then defeated Glenbrook South. Notched wins over St. Charles East and Lake Park. 

8. Lake Zurich (8)

Without Baylie Parks, defeated Glenbrook South in a double overtime thriller at Montini Catholic in the Coach Kipp Hoopsfest. Then played without Parks, and had Avery Cooper sustain an injury in the second quarter of a loss to St. Charles North. Defeated Libertyville and Mundelein during the week. 

9. Kenwood (4)

Big week of matchups, beat Phillips, lost to Loyola Academy and defeated Libertyville in Overtime. 

10. Hersey (10)

Lost to Whitney Young and defeated Elk Grove. 

11. Benet (7)

Fell to Noblesville (IN) as Sam Trimberger scored 22. Had a win over Proviso West. 

12. Maine South (15) 

Winners of 14 straight after beating Carmel, New Trier and Prospect.

13. Lincoln (20)

Kloe Froebe’s ridiculous triple-double of 43 points, 11 rebounds and 11 steals led Lincoln to a 91-54 thrashing of Wheaton North.

Also beat Champaign Central. Puts undefeated, 22-0 mark on the line Saturday vs. Peoria.

14. Libertyville (12)

Led late but couldn’t hold on vs. Kenwood, also lost to Lake Zurich. Defeated Zion-Benton and Stevenson, the latter on an Emily Fisher buzzer-beater. Fisher also became the program’s all-time leading scorer.  

15. Quincy Notre Dame (13)

Defeated Rochester by 10 and Rock Island by 53. 

16. Peoria Notre Dame (18)

Handed Normal its first loss of the season, 49-46. Had a close call vs. Elmwood, 34-31 and bested Winnebago and Dunlap 52-51.

17. St. Ignatius (UR)

Undefeated in the GCAC and had wins this week against Loyola Academy and York. 10 straight wins against Illinois foes. 

18. Montini (19)

Big win at home Coach Kipp Hoopsfest against Geneva, with Victoria Matulevicius scoring the game-winner. Also defeated Marist, Fenwick and Rosary.


19. Normal  (14)

Lost its first two games of the season to Peoria Notre Dame and Incarnate Word (MO.) Won over East Moline. 

20. Carmel (16)

Lost to Maine South, defeated Conant, Huntley and Stevenson. 

21. Peoria (21)

Defeated Richwoods and Pattonville (MO.) , has a rubber match with peoria Notre Dame coming up Thursday. 

22. Barrington (22) 

Lone game was a win over Palatine. Has a game at Fremd Tuesday. 

23. Deerfield (23)

Now 17-4  after wins over Maine West, Vernon Hills and Mother McAuley. Play Barrington Wednesday.

24. Loyola Academy (17)

Defeated Kenwood, Northside and Minooka. Fell against Saint Ignatius and Lincoln-Way Central. 

25. Lyons (24)

Handed losses to Glenbard West, Hinsdale Central, Downers Grove South and St. Charles East.  

7 Unranked Team Notes:

Naperville North can play with near anyone in the state and has played close games with some of the state’s best.

Glenbrook South impressed me against Lake Zurich and Geneva. 

St. Charles North  has been dealt some heavy losses, but is looking really good night now. 7 straight wins.  

Huntley has been on the fringe of rankings for a while, had a good win this week vs. Lincoln-Way East (67-54).

Stevenson still has a chance to improve its standing among the state’s best within remaining games against Lake Forest, Lake Zurich and Nazareth Academy. 

Trinity has been playing great ball against good teams. Will enter the postseason potentially as the best team in the state with double-digit losses (currently 13-9). 

Marian Catholic is up to 20 wins and has won 13 straight games since losing to Providence Catholic. 

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 8 Rankings

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 8 Rankings 

After one week of play in the calendar year, we head toward a grueling stretch of conference games for many of the state’s best teams. 

Previous rankings: 

Week 2

Week 4

Week 5

Week 7

(Week 7 rankings in orange parentheses)

1. Nazareth Academy (1)

Defeated conference foe Benet and still has not lost to an in-state foe. The zone defense the Roadrunners employ can slow any of the state’s best offenses. Mary Bridget Wilson’s defense, tenacity and heads-up play make a huge impact that stats just cannot tell clear enough. 

They host No. 2 Fremd on Monday.

2. Fremd (2)

Only played Palatine this week and won comfortably. 

An exciting matchup set for Monday at Nazareth. 

3. Alton (6)

Having finally seen the Redbirds in-person, I was blown away by how capable every player the floor was for Alton at all times in a 63-50 win over Hersey at the Grow The Game To. Kiyoko Proctor was in control. Alyssa Lewis, Kaylea Lacey and Laila Blakeny had their moments.  Jarius Powers took over late. 


4. Kenwood (3)

Kenwood didn’t do anything to make the fall down a spot, I was just that impressed with Alton that I felt the Redbrds needed to make the leap from No. 6. Love that the Broncoso are challenging themselves with out-of-state competition. 

5. Bolingbrook (4)

Took care of Homewood-Flossmoor by 24. 

6. Geneva (5)

Vikings have won their last 9 games. We may be looking at a second consecutive unbeaten conference season for Geneva in the DuKane. Big test next week for them against Montini. 

7. Benet (7)

Lost to Nazareth, fell behind 12 early and never was able to pull back even. In unfamiliar territory after losing three straight, albeit to 3 of what I would say are the top 30 teams in the state, including the top 2 teams. 

8. Lake Zurich (8)

Last game was 12-30 win over Deerfield.

9. O’Fallon (10)

3 wins last week. 

10. Hersey (9)

Tried to battle back after falling down 19 points vs. Alton, cut it to 6 and ultimately fell. Also had a comeback win over Prospect. 

11. Whitney Young (11)

Last game was  Dec. 30 lloss to Nazareth.

12.  Libertyville (12)

A lot of downtime for the Wildcats over the holidays. Will have some big challenges coming up. Within the next two weeks, will play Lake Zurich, Stevenson and Kenwood consecutively. 

13. Quincy Notre Dame (13)

Beat Okawville 61-54 in a small-school matchup that I love to see being played. Missouri-commit Abbey Schreacke scored 34 in the game. 

14. Normal (14)

Defeated Bloomington and Moline to move to 18-0. 

15. Maine South (15)

Avenged an earlier loss to Evanston. 

16. Carmel (17)

Knocked off Marist 57-40. 

17. Loyola Academy (18)

Big conference road game at St. Ignatius this week. Defeated Trinity and Sandburg. 

18. Peoria Notre Dame (19)

Beat Danville 80-4.

19. Montini (22)

Nabbed a good win over Barrington after splitting a pair of gams out in Arizona. 

20. Lincoln (20)

Now a state-best 20-0 after beating a strong Mahomet-Seymour team 46-21. 

21. Peoria (21)

Have won 10 straight games. 

22. Barrington (16)

Beat Hoffman Estates, fell to Montini. 

23. Deerfield (24)

Put up 73 on Marist on Friday. Aubrey Galvan Had 22 points and 12 steals. 

24. Lyons (23)

Beat Trinity and TF North, lost to Norcross (Georgia)

25. Stevenson (UR)

Guard play has been getting better and Kate Arne has developed offensively. Stevenson re-enters the rankings. 

Teams On The Fringe 




Naperville North 

Lake Forest 


Glenbrook South 

Butler College Prep


Marian Catholic

St. Ignatius

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 7 Rankings

Girls 2022-2023 High School Basketball Week 7 Rankings

Happy New Year all! This week’s edition of the girls basketball rankings, the first of 2023 mean were through 7 weeks of games this season on the girls side. 

Where do teams across Illinois stand?

Previous rankings: 

Week 2

Week 4

Week 5

(Week 5 rankings in orange parentheses)

1. Nazareth (1)

Won Montini’s tournament, grabbed a notable win over Whitney Young in the final. Grace Carstensen and Danielle Scully excel in win over WY and Olivia Austin hits the winner. 

2. Fremd (2)

It didn’t make much sense to me to move Fremd down without moving Geneva up past Bolingbrook and Kenwood.  And seeing as how Fremd and Geneva have split their two games this season, and I’ve seen both of them play, I’m confident Fremd has the better all-around team. However, this is a good reminder that the 4A field is not a shoe-in title run for anyone. I would be ecstatic to see them play Geneva in the postseason. 

3. Kenwood (5). 

Lost to a good West Bloomfield team from Michigan by 3. The more time passes, the more I’d like to see a Kenwood-Bolingbrook matchup. 

4. Bolingbrook (6)

I’ve actually been struggling a bit to find info on Bolingbrook this season. I’m a bit too reliant on social media, but that’s sort of how it is when trying to keep tabs on so many teams. Bolingbrook is playing out of state a lot too, and playing good competition. As they begin to take on some better Illinis teams, I’ll have a better grasp of where they’re at (hopefully!) Bolingbrook was supposed to play in Tampa for a holiday tourney, but had their flight canceled.

5. Geneva 

Given the circumstances, it might be fair to describe Geneva’s Morton College Christmas Tournament title game win over Fremd as the best victory for any team in the state this season.  Cassidy Arni is tough as nails and makes winning plays. 

6. Alton (13)

I finally got to see Alton play (via NFHS stream) and all it took to reach 15-0 was a victory over undefeated Okawville and a second win this season over O’Fallon. It was a frantic finish for O’Fallon and Alton barely held on, but it feels necessary to recognize Altons ascendence and reward them with their top spot they’ve achieved in these rankings. 

7. Benet (4)

Even the state’s best players have down games. Naperville North was able to slow Lenee Beaumont and Benet dropped two games at the Mortoon tourney, one of them to Fremd. 

8. Lake Zurich (9)

All three of the Bears’ losses are to teams ranked higher than them, and Lake Zurich looks completely capable of beating ANYONE in the state.

9. Hersey (3)

Now 15-3 even after losing two games at Morton College. Beat Sycamore and Batavia at the tourney.

10. O’Fallon (14)

Defeated a very good Vashon (MO.) squad to reach title game of Mascoutah tourney, 


11. Whitney Young (15)

Made a run to the championship game of Montini’s tourney, came back from 19 down to tie the state’s top-ranked team, but fell in the end. Great wins over York and Lyons. 

12. Libertyville (17)

Winners of 13 straight. They’re scorching! 

13. Quincy Notre Dame (16)

Still winning. Beat Cardinal Ritter College Prep (MO.) and has a game with Okawville coming up Saturday. 

14. Normal 

Defeated Washington a second time this season to win the large school girls bracket of the State Farm Holiday Classic. Beat Carmel Catholic. Un-de-fea-ted.

15. Maine South (UR)

This young team is on the rise in a big way. 

Held off Barrington to win Dundee-Crown’s Komromy Tournament. Also smashed Huntley, a borderline top 25 team, by 34. Between Meegan Fahy, Ava Blagojevich, Katie Barker, Ally Pape and crew, this Hawks bunch has the potential to do something special. 

16. Barrington (11)

Fell to Maine South in the Komromy tournament. Had to come back from big deficits vs. Stevenson and Maine South, did so for the former, came up just short vs. the latter. 

17. Carmel (10)

Took third at the State Farm Holiday Classic.

18. Loyola (18)

The defensive, low-scoring style continues to lend itself to wins, we’ll see how upcoming conference and invitational games work out. 

19. Peoria Notre Dame (12)

Fell to Peoria in overtime to lose the Manuel tourney championship, but also holds a win over Peoria this season.

20. Lincoln (24)

Who has beaten the Railers? No one. Beat undefeated 2A Dixon this past week. It’s still a few weeks out, but a game with Peoria on Jan. 21 stands out as a must-see.



21. Peoria (23)

Knocked off Peoria Notre Dame, though not without some controversy. Aaliyah Guyton and Denali Craig Edwards are a truly special duo. 

22. Montini (19)

A 14-point win over Lyons Township is no small thing. Broncos have won 5 of last 6. 

23. Lyons Township 

Their 3 losses are to 2 teams (Benet and Whitney Young) that have been ranked all season, and to Montini, which has been surging as of late. 

24. Deerfield (21)

Talk about a team that will be battle-tested come the postseason. Notched a big win over Hersey at Morton College. 

25. York

Their 4 losses are to teams that have been ranked in the top 25 all season, none by more than 10 points. Played Whitney Young close at Montini, then bested Neuqua Valley and St. Charles East. 

Teams on the fringe

Naperville North 


Lake Forest 




Glenbrook South 

Marian Catholic

Butler College Prep

St. Ignatius 

Lincoln-Way East


Girls 2022-23 High School Basketball Week 4 Rankings

Girls 2022-23 High School Basketball Week 4 Rankings

After two weeks, Kaleb Carter returns with the statewide girls basketball rankings. 


Previous rankings:


Week 2


1. Nazareth Academy (1) 

Nazareth has done its part of a bonafide No. 1, but I’m very much thinking my mind could change when I watch Fremd vs. Kenwood on Tuesday at Lake Zurich’s Exam Jamm. We’ll see! 

2. Fremd (3)

You can make a strong case that the Vikings are  the best, and the most balanced team in the state. It’s no coincidence that the state’s top two ranked teams go so deep into their lineup with success. 

3. Hersey (5)

Some combination of Kelsey Neary, Megan Mwrowicki and others have missed time this season due to injury. This hasn’t stopped the Huskies from gelling, including in a 68-67 win over Benet . The Huskies beat New Trier, Rolling Meadows and Palatine this week. In the Rolling Meadows win, Katy Eidle hit a school-record 9 three-pointers and had 36 points, 3 assists. 

4. Benet (2)

Beat Marian Catholic this past week and lost a close game to Hersey the previous Saturday. Has a win over ranked Lyons since the last rankings. 

5. Bolingbrook (6)

Now 12-0 and firing on all cylinders, the Raiders return from a trip to Michigan gearing up for more holiday tournament season. 

6. Kenwood (17)

I’m hearing Danielle Brooks is knocking down tons of three-pointers. The freshman has grabbed a lot of attention fr a team that was already loaded with returning talent. Planning to see Kenwood vs. Fremd on Tuesday at Lake Zurich’s Exam Jamm. Beat a good Afrocentric team from Columbus, OH at the Hyde Park, Showcase In The Park event. 

7. Lyons (8)

A recent, close loss to Benet, but unbeaten since. An upcoming test against Lyons will call for plenty of attention. 

8. Geneva (7)

What a conundrum spots 9 through 12 were. The triumvirate of Barrington, Geneva and Lake Zurich have taken turns besting one another with Barrington losing decisively to lake Zurich, Geneva beating Lake Zurich and Barrington beating Geneva. The only thing I felt I could really use to determine this grouping was that Barrington has 4 losses, including to Libertyville, which is lower on these rankings than the teams Lake Zurich and Geneva have their (2 losses each) against. 

9. Lake Zurich (24)

Stock going way up since the last rankings. Beat Barrington by 16. I may see them at Exam Jamm.

10. Carmel Catholic (4)

Getting roughed up in conference play is just part of it for the Corsairs, who were humbled by Nazareth Academy, but are 8-2 and won at the Showcase In The Park. 

11. Barrington (11)

Has 4 losses despite having the talent to beat anyone in the state. This seems to be careening toward what the Fillies did last season, when they hit their stride around this time. 

12. Peoria Notre Dame (25)

Since the past rankings, the they’ve beaten Peoria on the road. It may be a bit before the unbeaten Irish are really tested again. 

13. Alton (20)

Was in a game that it’s hard to discern much from due to a matter of injury and suspensions. For more on that, read Greg Shashack’s story on the game. Redbirds still undefeated. 


14. O’Fallon (15)

Panthers are still playing good basketball, have only lost to conference rival Alton. Those two will likely battle for a super-sectional type run later this season. 

15. Whitney Young (16) 

Skylar Jones has been putting up some monster numbers and the Dolphins went to Michigan and won two games against out-of-state competition. 

16. Quincy Notre Dame (19)

Blair Eftink recently reached 1,000 points, and just like I commended Butler College Prep’s duo last week, it’s a nice reminder that Abbey Schreacke and Eftink are among the state’s best pairs as well. Only 1 loss, to Rock Bridge (MO.)


17. Mother McAuley (UR)

Don’t look now, but the Mighty Macs are scorching. The ball movement, the transition game and the press defense are suffocating south. 

18. Libertyville (18)

Handed Deerfield its first loss of the season in a home stomping of the Warriors. Kate Rule showcased why she is one of Chicagoland’s top spot-up shooters. 

19. Loyola (10)

Only loss is to Mother McAuley. A game against  Libertyville on Dec. 12 is an intriguing matchup.

20. York (23)

Undefeated and tests against Lake Zurich and Lyons loom this week.

21. Deerfield (14)

Sustained their first loss on an off shooting day against Libertyville. Can’t imagine the Warriors will lose another game by 20 this year, barring unforeseen circumstances. 

22. Washington (UR)

The Panthers are just always there, doing the work without much fanfare. Games against Normal and Dunlap should prove a challenge. 

23. St. Charles North (22)

Don’t know quite how to feel about the North Stars, but know they can really score it when they get out and run. They have a chance to make a name for themselves soon with games vs. Hersey and St.Charles East. 

24. Peoria (12)

Bounced back from consecutive losses to two top 15 teams wit consecutive wins. 

25. Lincoln  (UR)

They’re 11-0 and Khloe Froebe is scoring with the best of them. 


Girls Notebook: Top Perfomers & Loyola Academy, Benet Academy Notes

Girls Notebook: Top Perfomers & Loyola Academy, Benet Academy Notes

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. Last season, I tended to base the top performers on stats from several games over the course of a week. For this season’s individual honorees I’ll be focusing on individual game performances. This will hopefully help me recognize more players and spend less time searching for statistics. 

As far as teams go, I want to highlight squads that upset highly-respected foes, put up absurd statistical performances or set new program records, things of that nature, over the course of the week, which will be focused on results over a week and not just in one game. 

Stats are critical to highlight these players and teams. Get in touch to submit a girls team or player at any point during the 2022-2023 season. You can submit stats to our Twitter, @ILL_HS_Hoops and @ill_hoop_scoops. I can also be reached at KalebCarter4256@gmail.com or on Twitter @Kaleb_M_Carter. 

Editor’s note: Not every submission is included in the top performers. Choices made at KC’s discretion. Games eligible to be considered for top performers were played Nov. 21-27.

Notable Week 2 Team Performances


Paige Engels is in control and with that in mind, it may make sense why a Loyola Academy team with youngsters at multiple key spots is thriving to start the season. 

At 4-0 after a 36-26 win over rivals New Trier on Wednesday, the Ramblers are looking ahead at some upcoming games that should continue to test them. 

Engels, who possessed the ball when things needed to get in order, scored early buckets as Loyola Academy took the lead that it held onto all game against the Trevians. But where Engels and the Ramblers continue to succeed is in owning the pace of the game, maintaining patience and absolutely stifling opponents with whatever zone, man or press look they trot out on defense. 

“It’s always intense at the end, we know we’ve got to keep getting stops and trying to put the ball in the basket,” Engels said. “It’s a lot of fun at the end when they’re close. It keeps us really invested in the game throughout.”

At one point in the fourth wth the Trevians within 6, Engels swiped away the ball from a Trevians player, quickly found freshman teammate Clare Weasler for a tear drop floater and a 31-23 Ramblers advantage. 

Grace Bronski was critical with 13 points in the New Trier win, making the timely plays needed.

The Ramblers have gotten contributions from all over the place, notably so in a 44-42 win over defending state champions Stevenson. The Ramblers also defeated the Patriots early last season, a loss that Stevenson later avenged in a super-sectional victory.

“It was nice to win that game, but we can hang with a lot of people in the state of Illinois,” Ramblers coach Jeremy Schoenecker said. “For such a young group to prove they can win that type of game, (Emory) Klatt is an absolute monster on the glass and I thought it showed our young kids if we keep grinding for 32 minutes, usually good things happen.”

An upcoming test at home against Montini on Dec. 7 should be a fun glimpse into a postseason-like atmosphere for both team. 

“Last year after getting all the way to the super-sectional, we knew what we needed to get there,” Loyola Academy’s Kelsey Langston said. “Only having 3 returners, we took that as we need to do everything to be able to get back there.”

Benet Academy

Class of 2023 Indiana commit Lenee Beaumont looked the part of a prospective state Player of The Year in a 61-44 home win over Carmel Catholic, a top 5 matchup in the state per our rankings here at Illinois-Basketball.com

“Last year they gave us some trouble throughout the year,” Beaumont said. “They have Jordan Wood. I’m a very good friend of hers, she’s a great player. Every game they’re going to be ready, they’re very well coached. They’re always prepared… Coach (Joe) Kilbride said before the game it’s not really any strategy we’ve got to go by, we’ve just go to go out there and be “dawgs” is what he says. It’s who wants to play harder, who wants to.. do the things to win.”

From the tip, Beaumont was visibly locked in. She hit a hanging jumper in the lane, one of several of those buckets she tossed in during the game. Senior forward Samantha Trimberger made early plays playing off the attention Carmel paid Beaumont. 

“She’s done a fantastic job offensively and defensively,” Beaumont said of Trimberger. “Obviously with the loss of (Morgan) Demos that’s a huge refunding and scoring loss we had but she’s been killing t this year. It’s awesome to see her. Every year she has a new role and she’s doing awesome at stepping into it.”

The junior super guard came off a screen and knocked down a 3-pointer as Wood, a senior Michigan State commit, looked at her coach (Ben Berg) and seemingly asked, “what do I do on that?”

Later in the half, while sitting in the stands and watching another absurd Beaumont finish around the rim, an observer just began laughing at how easy the Redwing star had made a difficult play look.He wasn’t the only one with similar reactions. Making such plays has come from a more focused effort to have body control in the paint. 

“Coming with patience, change of speed type of thing, last year if someone got to me full-court, I probably would have had a few more turnovers,” Beaumont said. “But this year I also worked on my balance, strength  that the of stuff so I feel like all the stuff is coming together.”

The Redwings actually sustained their first loss of the season several days later, when Beaumont did not play due to illness against Naperville Central and top Illinois player in the class of 2026, Trinity Jones. Emilia Sularski stepped up with 27 points and 8 three-pointers in the loss. For more on that, find details on Jones below in the top individuals section. 


Defeated Barrington, led by a combined 50 points from seniors Katy Eidle and Natalie Alesia. 


Alayna Kraus is averaging 18 points and 2.8 steals per game as Okawville won the Nashville tourney and moved to 4-0.

Hamilton County

 Went 5-0 at its home tournament to win the title. Carson Belangee, Desirae Dockery, Sydney Downen and Kaelee Karcher were all-tournament. 


Now 5-0 and won Newton’s tournament title after beating Effingham 52-50, Newton 50-46 and Flora 50-46.

Lake Forest

Now 5-0 after winning the Vernon Hills Thanksgiving tourney, Rachel Kaus scored 17 with 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the 59-32 title game victory over Vernon Hills.

St. Anthony

Out to a 6-0 start, scored 81 points vs. Robinson, also defeated Fairfield, Marshall and Mt. Carmel this past week. 


Defeated Mother McAuley (55-51) and Columbus East (IN). Persais Williams emerging as a strong performer for the Raiders. 


Took it to a good Pana team, 61-28 and is now 5-0. Has scored at least 61 points in each of its last 4 games. 


Won the Dakota tourney with a 53-41 victory over River Ridge/Scales Mound. Also beat Aquin Catholic, Dakota and Pearl City during the week. 


Claimed the Brimfield Turkey Championship with a 42-33 victory over Brimfield. 


They’re  5-0, with wins over Breese Central (45-39) and Alton Marquette (56-23).

Lombard College Prep

Won their first game since 2017, defeating Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park, 44-18. 


Moved to 4-0 with wins against Urbana University (50-14) and Tri County (44-43).

Notable Week 2 Individual Performances 

Trinity Jones, Naperville Central, Fr.

Scored 23 points with 14 rebounds, 6 assists as Naperville Central defeated Benet Academy.

Caitlin Washington, Neuqua Valley, Jr. 

Posted 29 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals as the Wildcats defeated Sandburg 74-65.

Emory Klatt, Stevenson, Jr. 

Posted 34 points, school-record 23 rebounds in a 54-26 victory against Phillips.

Carly Foster, Gallatin County, Sr.

Scored 33 in a 45-32 win over Wayne City. 

Janae Kent, Oak Forest, Sr. 

Posted a robust stat line of 37 points, 7 made three-pointers and 12 rebounds as the Bengals defeated Chicago Christian. 

Kate Rule, Libertyville Jr.

Netted 24 points as the Wildcats handed Barrington its first loss, 63-61.

Xamiya Walton, Butler College Prep, Jr. 

31 points, 5 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds in a loss to Pattonville (MO.).

Denver Anderson, Mt. Zion, Jr. 

2 triple doubles during the week, including 22 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists in one game. 

Heidi Rathmann, Antioch, Fr. 

Scored 42 points in a win over Lake Forest Academy.

LaKeeyah Barnes, Morgan Park, Jr. 

Scored 36 on 13-of-18 shooting in a win over Perspectives/Leadership, including 5-of-5 on three-pointers. Added 4 steals. 


Aaliyah Guyton, Peoria, Jr. 

26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists as the Lions beat Eisenhower 100-27.

Lenee Beaumont, Benet, Sr. 

26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals as the Redwings bested Carmel Catholic by 17. 

Abbey Schreacke, Quincy Notre Dame, Sr. 

35 points in a comeback home win over Butler College Prep. 

Kaitlyn Hoffing, Fenton, Sr.

Hit 7 3-pointers in a half, scored 26, with 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists vs. Parkview Christian. 

Mya Wardle, Peoria Notre Dame, Jr. 

Posted 30 points, 10 assists in an 81-37 win vs. United Township. 

Cami Hurt, Routt Catholic

Scored 31 in a win over Pittsfield.

Kameron Adams, Harrisburg, Jr. 

26 points in a win over Frankfort. 

Emily Maple, Mattoon, Jr. 

23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Pana. 

Lauren Miller, Trinity, Jr. 

31 points, 14 rebounds as the Blazers beat Rosary 54-36.

Jadea Johnson, Romeoville, Jr.

21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists in one game.