The girls basketball season is nearing its end as the last two state championship games take place Saturday night. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the top players from locals schools with the 2013-14 girls basketball all-area team. The East all-area team is comprised of players from Addison Trail, Glenbard East, IC Catholic, Montini, Timothy Christian, Willowbrook and York.
Impact: The Dukes’ point guard was the catalyst for much of the team’s success. She led the team in scoring (8.1 points per game), assists (2.9) and steals (2.0). Bianchi’s quickness made her a tough defender and got things started for York’s offense.
Impact: Domin took over as the Warriors’ point guard this season and helped the team win the West Suburban Gold title. The senior led the team with about 3.5 assists per game and also averaged 8.7 points per game.
School: Timothy Christian
Impact: Gehrke emerged as a solid player for the Trojans on a team that had five new starters and a first-year coach. The 6-foot-1 center was an all-conference selection in the Metro Suburban Conference.
Impact: The Ohio recruit is a tough matchup for opposing teams because she is a 6-foot-2 guard with shooting range and ballhandling skills. Entering this weekend’s state tournament, Karlis was averaging 9.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Impact: The Warriors needed someone to take over the scoring load after graduating a lot of talent from last year’s team, and the all-area MVP answered the call. Krawczykowski averaged a team-best 14.4 points per game and displayed an all-around game with about four rebounds, three assists and three steals per game.
Impact: Kuykendall was a key bench contributor last year, but the junior forward emerged as a solid, strong player who is a staple in the Montini starting lineup. She is averaging 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Broncos heading into the state finals.
School: IC Catholic
Impact: Manion was the rock for IC in the middle. She averaged more than nine points and nine rebounds per game and was a tough player that helped lead the Knights to their first trip to state. The senior forward earned her second state medal after helping the volleyball team win state in the fall.
Impact: Ross is listed as a forward on the Montini roster, but managed to lead the team in assists. The IUPUI-bound senior is a strong player on the fast break and a good passer. She averages 3.4 assists per game while adding 7.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Impact: The 6-foot-2 Schlecht was a force inside for York. She was tough for opponents to handle inside and used her size to lead the team in rebounds (5.8 per game). Schlecht, who was also a standout in volleyball, averaged 7.6 points per game.
Impact: Stone enters state this weekend as Montini’s only double digit scorer. The Colgate-bound guard is averaging 11.8 points per game after having made 93 3-pointers to this point of the season. The 6-foot-1 guard also leads the Broncos in rebounding (5.1 per game).
School: IC Catholic
Impact: Vitek led the Knights in scoring at 10 points per game, but she did a little bit of everything well as a 5-foot-11 guard. She led the team with just over three assists per game and was second on IC with just shy of five rebounds per game.
Addison Trail: Connie Barkoulies, Katie Dziabis
Glenbard East: Allison Hansen, Brasia Solid
IC Catholic: Erin Maloney, Abby Radoha
Montini: Kelsey Bogdan
Timothy Christian: Alexis Hoogendoorn
Willowbrook: Melissa Rader, Josie Zabran
York: Sarah Milkowski