DuPage and Fox girls basketball notes: Carlson starts season on fire for surging Batavia
Batavia senior standout Brooke Carlson is putting up points like they are going out of style.
Carlson averaged 26.3 points in four games at the Naperville Central Tip-Off tournament, including a 34-point, 6-rebound, 4-steal and 3-assist effort in the title game against Chicago Kenwood (Kenwood won 70-63).
In that Kenwood game, Carlson also was a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line. Kylee Gehrt had 14 points and hit 3 threes in the title game. She's averaging 12.3 points for coach Kevin Jensen's squad.
Downers Grove North update:
The Trojans went 4-1 at the Schaumburg tournament. Kaitlyn Parker (13 points per game) and Hope Sebek (11 points per game) were named to the all-tournament team. North's only loss was by 3 points to Schaumburg.
The Bison scored a 51-29 win over Calumet Christian at the Parkview Christian Thanksgiving tournament in Orland Park. Junior Elizabeth Delgado was the Fenton player of the game in a nonconference game against Bremen, while senior Isabella Valadez earned player of the tournament for the Bison at Parkview.
Glenbard North update:
Mikaela Quinn was an all-tournament pick at the recent Rachel Bach District 87 tournament (featuring the three Glenbard schools).
Glenbard South update:
The Raiders have been hit with some bad news to start the year with two-time all-conference player and senior captain Allie Mizwicki out with an injury, and then senior captain Sofia Alcala left a game against Glenbard West with an injury.
Brooklynn Moore has been a highlight for the Raiders. She had 20 points and 5 rebounds in a win over Glenbard North. Callie Hardtke had 9 points and 5 steals in a loss to Glenbard East.
Glenbard West update:
Makenna Yeager was the tournament MVP at the District 87 tournament. Lauren Escalante and Julia Benjamin also were named all-tournament for the champion Hilltoppers.
Hinsdale Central update:
Grace Dolan leads the Red Devils in scoring, while coach Eric Novolio noted Julia Sherpitis provides great energy off the bench (16 points in a game against Stagg). Luella Sheehan, Greta Dani, Maya Gin and Katherine Skinner have also been key for Central (2-2).
Coach Steve Raethz's squad split four games at the Dundee-Crown tournament.
Luca Garlin had 10 points against Rockford Boylan, Anna Campanelli had a 15-point, 13-rebound effort against Hononegah, while Cassidy Serpe and 13 points against St. Viator. Campanelli had 13 points against South Elgin.
Raethz pointed out Huntley, with 10 new players on the varsity, had leads deep into the second half of the two losses to Boylan and Hononeagh.
The Knights went 3-1 at the Burlington Central tournament. Kendra Brown was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 18.5 points per game for Kaneland (4-1 overall).
Sanaii McPherson is averaging 12.6 points per game while Mia Carter is averaging around 10 points for the Royals, who went 2-2 at the Burlington Central tournament.
Improved pressure defense and rebounding have helped Lisle get off to a 3-3 start (2 losses by a combined 3 points), coach Nick Balaban noted. Crystal McHugh leads the Lions in scoring at 18.5 points per game, and she also went over the 1,000 career point milestone.
Coming off a 4-0 showing and winning the Willowbrook tournament, Montini picked up where it left off, scoring a 63-31 win over Glenbrook South in its home opener. Viki Matulivicious finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Nikki Kerstein had 14 points, 6 assists and 7 steals for the 5-0 Broncos.
At Willwobrook, Kerstein was an all-tournament first-team pick, while Matulivicious earned second-team honors (12-assist effort in one game). Kerstein also went over the 1,000-point mark for her career at the tournament.
Naperville North update:
The Huskies won the Warhawk tournament with a 3-0 mark, scoring wins against Plainfield Central (by 32 points), Aurora Central Catholic (39-38) and West Aurora (37-31).
The Royals were 2-2 at the IC Catholic Prep/Timothy Christian tournament, led by a trio of scorers in juniors Karyna Brol and Maddie Stumm, along with senior Erin Murray. Coach Ken Ubertino lauded the strong defensive play of senior Megan Molenhouse and sophomore Peyton Saltijeral.
South Elgin update:
The Storm started the week 1-3, which includes a 50-44 win over host Dundee-Crown at D-C's Thanksgiving tournament. Lexi Lopez has been South Elgin's leading scorer in all its games.
St. Charles East update:
Alexis Maridis was named to the all-tournament team at York. The Saints went 3-1 at York and took third.
St. Charles North update:
The North Stars are off to a 5-0 start, which included winning the Burlington Central tournament (beating Lake Park for the title).
Senior Reagan Sipla is averaging 18 points per game. She's a Quinnipiac University commit. Lacey Stark is averaging 9 points, 6 steals and 5 assists. Both were named all-tournament at Burlington.
St. Edward update:
The Green Wave went 2-2 at the Oregon tournament where freshman Savannah Lynch was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 16.3 points per game.
St. Francis update:
The Spartans got off to a 3-1 start and took third at the Brenda Whitesell tournament in Hinsdale, losing only to defending state-champion and nationally ranked Nazareth. St. Francis averaged 60 points in its three wins after averaging 40 points a game last year. Riley Austin leads the team in scoring at 17 points per game, while Tea Rubino is second at 10 points.
St. Francis will head to the famed Hoosiers Gym in Knightstown, Ind., Saturday to face IC Catholic Prep. St. Francis coach Jeff Gerdeman noted both teams will have quick practice sessions on Friday, including court time for families to partake in a shootaround. A joint dinner and bowling outing is also planned for Friday.
Wheaton North update:
The Falcons were 4-2 to start the week, led by the likes of Sara Abdul (14.8 points per game), Zoey Bohmer (14 points, 8.2 rebounds) and Mira Spillane (11 points, 4.2 rebounds). The Falcons, averaging 12.5 steals per game, lost to host Lyons in the championship game at Thanksgiving.
Wright State commit Elle Bruschuk (first team) and Ayanni Gusman (second team) were named all-tournament for the Warriors at their own Thanksgiving tournament. Bruschuk is averaging 11.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.5 steals for Willowbrook (1-4 to start the week).