Prairie State Conference: Mid season update
As a follow up to our preseason predictions for each conference I will give a mid season update report. Next we will cover the Prairie State Conference. In our initial article predicting the conference results we predicted that Father McGivney…
As a follow up to our preseason predictions for each conference I will give a mid season update report. Next we will cover the Prairie State Conference.
In our initial article predicting the conference results we predicted that Father McGivney would win the conference and Madison Webb would play a huge role in that process. Madison suffered a finger injury in the 3rd practice of the year and is just playing her first games this week. That obviously hurt them and got them off to a slower start than expected.
Here are the current standings:
Metro East Lutheran 3-0 10-5 overall
Alton Marquette 3-0 13-6 overall
Father McGivney 1-2 12-8 overall
Wood River 0-3 9-7 overall
Nokomis 0-3 2-15 overall
Bunker Hill 0-2 0-9 overall
Alton Marquette lost most of their starting lineup from last year. Coach Lee Green decided to go young and is starting 3 freshman, a sophomore and a senior. Freshman guard Adrenna Snipes has taken the conference by storm. She is very quick, can handle the ball well and finish in the lane. The Explorers have played tough defense which leads to many easy buckets. Snipes is averaging 17.4 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 5.4 steals per game from her point guard spot.
For Metro East Lutheran they have been depending on senior Sami Kasting to lead them. Sami is off to an excellent start averaging 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 4.2 steals per game. She is very quick in getting in the lane and will fire the 3 pointer if you lay off to stop the drive. She has been hitting a little over 2 shots per game from behind the 3 point line. Sami is tough and really plays hard and with passion. She is fun to watch.
There are a few key games left that should decide the top few spots in the league. They are as follows:
Father McGivney vs Metro Est Lutheran 1/11
Alton Marquette at Metro East Lutheran 1/15
If Alton Marquette can win the game at Metro East Lutheran they will be in the driver seat with only Bunker Hill left to play. There is a good crop of young talent in this conference and the next few years will be fun.