Athlete of the Week
Marian Central, sr. guard
Wuensch will be hard pressed to have a better week on the basketball court. The 5-foot-8 senior guard became Marian Central’s all-time leading scorer after tallying 23 points Saturday against Wheaton Academy. She didn’t wait long to become the program’s first to join the 1,000-point club. During the Hurricanes’ next game on Monday, Wuensch scored 16 points against St. Francis to finish the night with exactly 1,000 career points.
Huntley cashing in: Huntley has found plenty of ways to wear down opponents.
With Sam and Ali Andrews able to dominate inside the paint and versatile senior Haley Ream bringing plenty of valuable experience and leadership to the court, the Red Raiders have found themselves among the Fox Valley Conference’s best teams.
But the Red Raiders also are taking advantage of opponents’ sending them to the free-throw line, especially Huntley’s go-to trio. Entering this week, Ream and the Andrews sisters have posted three of the best free-throw percentages in McHenry County. Ali Andrews, a freshman, is shooting 86 percent at the line while junior Sam Andrews and Ream are each shooting 83 percent.
The Andrews’ consistency at the line is especially impressive given how many attempts they have had – Ali Andrews has made 60 of 70 and Sam Andrews is 65 for 78.
Grayslake North distancing itself: The Knights slowly are pulling away from the pack in the FVC Fox Division.
Woodstock North lost a key FVC Fox game to the Knights, 43-37, on Tuesday. The loss puts the Thunder (4-3 in FVC Fox) three games back of the Knights, who are undefeated in conference play with four conference games remaining. However, Grayslake Central looms one game back, although the rivals do not face each other again during the regular season.
This week’s top games
Crystal Lake South at Cary-Grove, 7 p.m. Friday
The Trojans are looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Gators. Two of the area’s best forwards, South’s Sara Mickow and C-G’s Olivia Jakubicek, go head-to-head in a game both teams need in pursuit of a FVC Valley Division title.
Prairie Ridge at Huntley, 7 p.m. Friday
It will be tough for the Wolves to make up ground to win the division title, but they have a great chance to spoil Huntley’s title hopes.
Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m. Wednesday
Tied with C-G atop the FVC Valley with three and four games remaining, respectively, after this important conference game for Huntley and South there should be a clearer vision of the title race.
– Meghan Montemurro, firstname.lastname@example.org