Looking Back and Ahead : The Mid Suburban Conference East Division
Throughout the summer we will be providing a season recap of the girls high school conferences in Northern Illinois. The 2017-18 season recap will include team records, top returning records , a season summary and a “Look Ahead” as to…
Throughout the summer we will be providing a season recap of the girls high school conferences in Northern Illinois. The 2017-18 season recap will include team records, top returning records , a season summary and a “Look Ahead” as to what’s in store for the 2018-19 season.
Below is the recap is for the Mid-Suburban Conference East Division
Conference Summary 2017-18
In a closely contested division race , Hersey and Rolling Meadows shared the title both having 8-2 records . Prospect was one game behind at 7-3 . Rolling Meadows advanced to the sectionals and both Prospect and Elk Grove seeded 8th and 12th in their sectionals played in regional finals.
Rolling Meadows 8-2
Elk Grove 3-7
Buffalo Grove 1-9
A Look Ahead to 2018-19:
Depth is the key word when discussing this division. All the teams have it and this should make for an interesting next season starting in November. Rolling Meadows appears to be the early favorite , but we expect the division scheduled games to be very competitive with all the teams having a chance to win on any night during the season.
Players to Watch in 2018-19
Mary Kate Fahey Hersey 5’7 Sophomore: A heady point guard , Fahey has great vision in the open court and can score at the rim and behind the arc.
Bridget Rollla Rolling Meadows 5’9 Junior : A versatile player who can play all positions on the court , Rolla has a very high IQ and averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds per game this season for the Mustangs. She scores well in the wing area by shooting the mid -range jumper or attacking the rim.
LIly Greifenstein Rolling Meadows 5’9 Senior : Greifenstein is one of the best rim slashers in the area. She combines that with good shooting range out to the 3 point line and this makes her one of the most effective scoring wing players in the area.
Ashley Adams Prospect 5’8 Senior : A combo wing /post player , Adams excels in the open court , up-tempo game the Knights play . She led the team in the rebounding and is hard to defend because of her ability to get to rim in the post and from the perimeter .
Nosa Igiehon Wheeling 5’11 Senior : A super athletic post player , Igiehon averaged 9 points and 12 rebounds per game. She can score over each shoulder and does an excellent job positioning herself to rebound missed shots on both ends of the court.
Megan Murray Elk Grove Junior : A two year starter, Murray is one of the top guards in the division and was the Grenadiers leader during their run in the State Tournament that saw them advance to the Regional Final this season. She averaged 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game which were all among the division leaders in each category this season.
Kendra Lee Buffalo Grove 5’11 Junior : Lee is effective on offense and defense in the paint. She was the Bison’s rim protector this season and likes to score in the high post. She will be among the leaders in the division in points and rebounds next season.
Look for a full 2018 -19 conference preview for the the Mid- Suburban Conference East to be available this fall.