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East Aurora's Tyshee Towner shoots for two against Bartlett on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media
Liza Fruendt, Batavia
Fruendt blossomed into one of the area’s top players as a junior. She was named the Upstate Eight River Player of the Year while scoring 572 points, moving to 1,155 career points with a year still to play. She was an all-tournament selection at Morton and Oswego.
Lori Obendorf, Metea Valley
The Beacon-News Player of the Year led the Mustangs to a school record 22-7 season. The all-conference pick and Oswego East Tournament MVP averaged 15.8 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 63 percent from the field. She scored over 1,000 career points and is headed to play at Loras in the fall.
Sami Pawlak, Geneva
The Nebraska-Omaha recruit had another dominant season for the Vikings, earning all-conference and IBCA all-state fourth team honors. She scored 343 points and grabbed 253 rebounds to go with 76 steals, 76 assists and 26 blocked shots.
Sidney Santos, Geneva
Santos was finally able to play after missing two seasons with knee injuries and immediately had to move from the post to point guard with Michaela Loebel’s early-season injury. She responded with an all-conference campaign and was an IBCA honorable mention all-stater. Her totals were 256 points, 163 rebounds, 124 assists, 42 steals and 39 blocks.
Tyshee Towner, East Aurora
Towner set the Oswego East Tournament scoring record with 96 points and kept scoring all season long for the Tomcats. She averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds per game in nonconference play and managed 23 points and 14 rebounds per game in conference play. She scored over 1,000 career points for East Aurora.
Mackenzie Bollinger, Yorkville
Bollinger made the most of her only season with the Foxes, earning first team all-conference honors. She led the Foxes with 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and added 2.5 steals per game. She is committed to Indiana for track and field.
Clarisa Martinez, Plano
The shot-blocking machine had another big season for the Reapers. Her 192 blocked shots were eighth all-time in IHSA history and she is 19th all-time with 317 career blocks with a year to go. She also averaged 11.3 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.
Venita Parsons, Oswego East
Parsons, a team captain as a junior, earned all-conference honors for the Wolves. She averaged 10.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Bria Walker, Metea Valley
Walker averaged 11 points per game before missing the last five games of the season due to injury. She was the main outside shooting threat for a Mustangs team that went 10-2 in the Upstate Eight Valley.
Amri Wilder, Oswego
Wilder led the young Panthers with 9.8 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She was the Panthers’ lone all-conference pick.
Small school first team
Alyssa Andersen, Aurora Christian
Andersen led the Eagles to their first regional title and was a fourth team IBCA all-state selection. She was the co-Suburban Christian Gold player of the year. Andersen averaged 16.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game in the Eagles’ best season in program history.
Natasha Brown, Aurora Christian
Brown became a rebounding machine in her varsity debut this season, hauling down 13 boards a game for the Eagles. She set program records for single-game rebounds (22) and single-season rebounds (365) and was an all-conference selection.
Allison Humes, Somonauk
Humes led the way for the Bobcats all season, averaging 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. She was one of the Bobcats’ top players as a junior as well. She is headed to Kishwaukee Community College to play basketball and volleyball next year.
Taylor Krug, Newark
Krug was Newark’s main threat in the post as the Norsemen featured a balanced attack this season. She averaged 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while contributing 78 steals and 62 assists. She was an all-conference pick and an all-state special mention pick. Krug also earned Lisle Tournament MVP honors.
Lauren Tollefson, Newark
The two-time all-conference performer led the Norsemen to a two-loss season and conference and regional championships. She averaged 10.9 points per game to lead the team and was an all-state special mention by both the Associated Press and IBCA. Tollefson scored 980 career points.
Abbey Akre, Newark
Emma Bradford, Kaneland
LeRoyia Campbell, Oswego East
Alex DeCraene, Aurora Central Catholic
Nia Flowers, Metea Valley
Hannah Frazier, Batavia
Alex Hultine, Aurora Christian
Zhate Jackson, Plano
Ryaen Johnson, Waubonsie Valley
Quincy Kellett, Rosary
Jacqueline Madden, Hinckley-Big Rock
Brittany McWaine, Oswego East
Tachae Miles, Plano
Samantha Mosley, Indian Creek
Abby Novak, Geneva
Allyson O’Herron, Kaneland
Siarra O’Neill, Oswego
Lauren Paver, Hinckley-Big Rock
Ashley Prost, Kaneland
Desiree Rhodes, East Aurora
Madison Richmond, Rosary
Lisa Rodriguez, Aurora Central Catholic
Morgan Seberger, Geneva
Liz Skaggs, West Aurora
Karly Tate, Rosary
Katie Thuestad, Indian Creek
Abbie Tosch, Hinckley-Big Rock
Jenny Voytell, Metea Valley
Kaylyn Wedra, Sandwich
Abriya Zeitz, West Aurora