Illinois Ms. Basketball ballot includes Rocky's Brewer


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 8:01 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Rock Island's Shavonne Brewer is among 32 girls' basketball players from across the state named to the Illinois Ms. Basketball ballot.

The Chicago Tribune and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association compile the ballot and conduct the voting. Each school and media outlet in the state are allowed a vote.

The ballot was released late Saturday night. Write-in candidates are allowed. The voting deadline is March 18. The boys' ballot comes out soon.

No local girl ever has won the award in its previous 27 seasons. The nominees annually include Division I recruits and 1,000-point scorers from all four school classes and all grades, freshman to seniors.

Brewer ranks second all-time in scoring at Rocky with 1,270 career points. The senior guard averaged 16.1 points, 4 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3 assists per game this season to lead the 25-4 Rocks to a 10-0 Western Big 6 Conference title run.
-- By Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com

2013 Illinois Ms. Basketball ballot

Shavonne Brewer, Rock Island
Class: Senior.
College: Undecided.
Position: G.
Height: 5-5
The numbers: 16.1 points, 4 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 3 assists per game.
The accomplishments: Ranks second all-time in scoring at Rock Island with 1270 points. Named to all-tournament team at State Farm Classic; honorable mention all-state as a sophomore and junior.

Sophie Brunner, Freeport Aquin
Class: Senior.
College: Arizona State.
Position: F/C.
Height: 6-1.
The numbers: 20.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
The accomplishments: Posted one of the most dominant Class 1A state showings last season, averaging 32 points, 12 rebounds,  6 steals and 3.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in two games in team’s state title run. Named to the Class 1A First-Team All-State team for the second year in a row. Led her team back to state final this season.

Martha Burse, Kankakee
Class: Junior.
College: Undecided.
Position: G.
Height: 5-6.
The numbers: 22.8 points, 296 rebounds, 153 steals, 67 assists, 60 blocks
The accomplishments: Nearly single-handedly led her team to a second straight regional championship appearance.

Tyra Buss, Mount Carmel (Ill.)
Class: Junior.
College: Indiana.
Position: PG.
Height: 5-7
The numbers: 38.9 points, 6.1 steals, 3.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Shot 30.1 percent on 3-pointers.
The accomplishments: Unanimous selection to the 2013 Class 2A First-Team All-State team. A three-time, first-team all-state team member, Buss holds nearly every school record and on track to become the state’s all-time leading. Broke the state’s single-season scoring mark with 1,285 points this season. Finished third in Ms. Basketball voting last season.

Syerra Cunningham, Zion-Benton
Class: Senior.
College: SIU-Edwardsville
Position: C.
Height: 6-0.
The numbers: 17 points, 10 rebounds per game.
The accomplishments: Averaged a double-double this season. Led her team to an undefeated conference record and regional championship.

Kiera Currie, Romeoville
Class: Senior
College: Gardner-Webb
Position: C/F.
Height: 5-10
The numbers: 16.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.1 steals per game
The accomplishments: A two-time Southwest Prairie Conference MVP, with over 1,400 points and 850 rebounds in her three years at Romeoville.

Nikia Edom, Plainfield East
Class: Senior.
College: Murray State.
Position: G.
The numbers: 15.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2 assists per game.
The accomplishments: A 1,000-point scorer in her career, selected to every all-tournament team that her team played in this season and Southwest Prairie All-Conference team member.

Jordan Frericks, Quincy Notre Dame
Class: Senior.
College: Missouri.
Position: G.
Height: 6-2
The numbers: 18 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.5 steals, 4 steals, 3.1 blocks per game.
The accomplishments: Three-time IBCA all-state selection,  two-time AP Class 2A All-State selection and Quincy Notre Dame’s all-time leader in scoring, rebounding and steals.

Bria Gaines, Chicago Heights Bloom
Class: Senior.
College: Western Kentucky.
Position: C.
Height: 6-2.
The numbers: 24.6 points, 16.7 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 1.4 assists per game.
The accomplishments: Finished with 1,500-plus points and more than 800 rebounds in her career.

Kassidy Gengenbacher, Quincy Notre Dame
Class: Senior.
College: Lindenwood (Mo.)
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-10.
The numbers: 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds. 3 steals, 3 assists per game; 45 percent on 3-pointers.
The accomplishments: Big part of Quincy Notre Dame’s Class 2A state-winning squads the last two seasons. Holds the school record for career 3-pointers made, and scored over 1,700 career points.

Dana Gettis, Hillcrest
Class: Senior.
College: Robert Morris.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-9.
The numbers: 20.2 points, 5.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 steals per game.
The accomplishments: A four-year varsity player for a solid program, Gettis was South Suburban All-Conference selection the last two years.

Alexis Glasgow, Rolling Meadows
Class: Junior.
College: Northwestern
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-11
The numbers: 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals per game.
The accomplishments: All-tournament Turkey Thriller selection, All-tournament
Montini Holiday Tourney, a two-time MSL All-Conference selection.

Haley Gorecki, Palatine Fremd
Class: Sophomore
College: Undecided.
Position: Guard.
Height: 6-0.
The numbers: 18 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.2 steals per game.
The accomplishments: Mid-Suburban League All-Conference selection the last two years. Scored 31 points in MSL title game win over Rolling Meadows.

Jacqui Grant, Maine South.
Class: Senior.
College: Illinois.
Position: C.
Height: 6-3.
The numbers: 14.5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.5 steals per game.
The accomplishments: Second all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,503 points. A second-team all-state selection last season in Class 4A, Grant has led Maine South to three straight 25-plus win seasons.

Linnae Harper, Chicago Whitney Young
Class: Senior.
College: Kentucky.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-8
The numbers: 24.5 points, 3 steals , 9 rebounds, 5 assists per game.
The accomplishments: 2013 McDonald's All-American selection, WBCA All-American, USA Junior Olympic team member, four city championships, key player for 2012 4A state champs.

Randa Harshbarger, Champaign St. Thomas More
Class: Junior.
College: Undecided.
Position: PG.
Height: 5-5.
The numbers: 12.4 points, 4.3 assists,  4.1 rebounds; 5.4 steals per game; 32 3-pointers.
The accomplishments: Helped lead Sabers to Class 2A state final this season. Shooting over 50 percent from the field and made 32 3-pointers, 2A state final qualifier.

Emmonnie Henderson, Edwardsville
Class: Senior.
College: Louisville.
Position: F.
Height: 6-2.
The numbers: 15.3 points, 8 rebounds, 71 steals, 57 assists.
The accomplishments: All-time leading scorer (1,812 points) and rebounder (874) in school history. Led the Tigers to a runner-up finish in Class 4A in 2012. The leading scorer for the last four years for the Tigers, Henderson has guided her team to a 126-6 mark.

Olivia Jakubicek, Cary-Grove
Class: Senior.
College: Undecided.
Position: G/F.
Height: 5-10
The numbers: 16 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.6 assists per game. Shot 52.1 percent from the field.
The accomplishments: Finished second in school history in scoring, behind her sister, Claire.  Helped Cary-Grove win four consecutive Fox Valley Conference Valley Division titles, four straight regional titles, three FVC titles, and led team to two consecutive sectional final appearances.

Micah Jones, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City
Class: Senior.
College: SIU-Edwardsville.
Position: C.
Height: 6-1.
The numbers: 24.2 points, 16.4 rebounds per game.
The accomplishments: The school’s all-time leader in scoring and rebounding, Jones carried the Hornets to their third Class 1A state appearance in the last four years.

Jackie Kemph, Rolling Meadows
Class: Junior
College: Undecided.
Position: PG.
Height: 5-6
The numbers: 20 points, 7.7 assists, 3.5 steals, 2.9 rebounds per game.
The accomplishments: A two-time Mid-Suburban League East Player of the Year, MVP Montini Holiday tourney in 2012.

Sarah Livingston, Morton
Class: Senior
College: Illinois
Position: F
Height: 6-2
The numbers: 12.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 blocks per game.
The accomplishments: First-team all-stater, 1,475 career points, 937 career rebounds, 348 career blocked shots, varsity record of 105-28 over four-year varsity career.

Jasmine Lumpkin, Joliet Catholic
Class: Junior
College: Undecided.
Position: F.
Height: 6-0
The numbers: 17 points and 12 rebounds per game.
The accomplishments: Ranked #53 in the country in the 2014 class by Bret McCormick at All-Star Basketball Report. ESPN Hoopgurlz #1 rated player in the 2014 class in Illinois. A two-time Class 3A state champion. Has 20-plus scholarship offers, including nine from Big Ten, Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Cincinnati, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers, UCLA.

Taylor McClintock, Illini Bluffs
Class: Senior.
College: Mercer.
Position: G/F.
Height: 5-11.
The numbers: 28.9 points per game.
The accomplishments: Passed the 3,000-point mark in her career in the playoffs. A Class 1A First-Team All-State selection in 2013, she scored 30 or more points in 15 games this season, including a 47-point game against Mount Pulaski.

Ashley McConnell, Palatine Fremd
Class: Senior.
College: Undecided.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-9.
The numbers: 19.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists,, 1.9 steals per game; 67 3-pointers.
The accomplishments: Has led Fremd to four straight Mid-Suburban League West titles. Named to the Montini Christmas Tournament first-team, Sterling Shootout MVP and a two-time MSL West Player of the Year.

Tori McCoy, Champaign St. Thomas More
Class: Freshman
College: Undecided.
Position: C
Height: 6-4
The numbers: 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds.
The accomplishments: Class 2A Associated Press First-Team selection. Illinois Basketball Coaches Association first-team.

Ashton Millender, Chicago Heights Marian Catholic
Class: Junior.
College: Undecided.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-10.
The numbers: 15.6 points, 4.3 rebounds; 69 3-pointers.
The accomplishments: One of the main players for the highly ranked and well-balanced Spartans. Getting looked at by several colleges; helped guide her team to an undefeated record in the East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Lena Munzer, Highland Park
Class: Senior.
College: Yale
Position: PG.
Height: 5-9.
The numbers: 24.5 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists per game, 5 steals per game; Over 1,800 career points.  Game-high 35 points.
The accomplishments: Holds all-time school record for points. A four-time all-conference selection in Central Suburban North. Helped lead her team to three CSL North conference titles in four years.

Paige Rakers, Carlyle
Class: Senior.
College: Michigan.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-11.
The numbers: 22 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and made 42 3-pointers this season.
The accomplishments: Scored 1,952 points in her career. A Class 2A Michigan-signee who led her team to 22 wins this season.

JeTaun Rouse, Chicago Marist
Class: Senior.
College: Marquette.
Position: Guard
Height: 5-9.
The numbers: 20.6 points, 2.6 assists per game, 48 3-pointers this season, with a high game of 37 points against Fenwick
The accomplishments: Nominated as a McDonald’s All-American, holds Marist all-time school record in points with 2,045. Scored a school record 639 points this season. Named East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year last season.

Khadaizha Sanders, Kankakee Bishop McNamara
Class: Sophomore.
College: Undecided.
Position: Guard
Height: 5-6.
The numbers: 19.3 points, 107 steals, 87 assists this season.
The accomplishments: Scored 39 points against Joliet Catholic in a Class 3A sectional semifinal. Averaged 21.6 points a game in the highly competitive East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Kateri Stone, Lombard Montini.
Class: Junior.
College: Undecided.
Position: Guard.
Height: 5-11.
The numbers: 13.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 steals per game; 93 3-pointers, 85 percent free throws.
The accomplishments: One of the leaders on the three-team Class 3A defending state champions and currently No. 1 ranked team by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

Meghan Waldron, Wheaton Warrenville South
Class: Junior.
College: DePaul.
Position: PG.
Height: 5-9
The numbers: 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.3 steals per game.
The accomplishments: Has led the Tigers to three straight DuPage Valley Conference title, and two regional championships.







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