Stories about Benet Academy high school sports
She grew close to eight inches between her sophomore and junior years – and now Illinois soccer recruit Izzy Lee is a huge part of 18-3 Lions' success. That, Eleanor Monyek on a tear for a resilient Hinsdale Central team, Benet on a roll in January ahead of Nazareth showdown and Wheaton North coach Dave Eaton hits coaching milestone in Joshua Welge's girls basketball notebook.
Kyle Thomas' recruitment was different than most recruits, both basketball and personally, but his commitment to Eastern Illinois this past week was 'a relief' for the Benet senior. That, resurgent Downers Grove North and Glenbard West's Bobby Durkin reopens recruitment in Bob Narang's boys basketball notes.
Playing against a team coached by a former college teammate of her dad's, Benet's Lenee Beaumont put on a show at the Coach Kipp Hoopsfest with 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 56-30 Redwings' win over Waukesha West.
Lemont sophomore guard Nojus Indrusaitis has been lighting up the scoreboard with several scoring binges of late, but he's also developing his overall game. That, Wheaton Academy's challenging stretch ahead and two big shootouts Jan. 22 in Bob Narang's boys basketball notebook.
Caden Pierce led four Glenbard West players in double figures as the Hilltoppers beat Benet at the Pappas Shootout, Drew Kircher poured in 31 points in a York win, Kate Gross scored 27 points in Downers Grove North's OT win over York and more in Saturday's prep sports roundup.
Benet junior forward Brady Kunka scored 23 points to lead the Redwings to a 59-41 victory over Nazareth before a capacity crowd in East Suburban Catholic Conference play in La Grange Park.
Hot-shooting New Trier hit 12 3-pointers, beating Benet 53-42 in the third-place game Thursday night at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
Benet sophomore Maggie Sularski buried three 3-pointers to score all 13 of her points in the second half in her first varsity start to spark the Redwings to a 66-55 win over Marist in the third-place game of the Morton College Girls Basketball Christmas Tournament in Cicero.
Brady Kunka scored 18 points and Kyle Thomas added 16, and Benet denied Joliet West a second consecutive upset at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament with a dominant 66-37 win.
Cassidy Arni and Leah Palmer both scored 15 points and Zosia Wrobel added 14, and Geneva pulled ahead in the final minutes to beat Benet 59-53 in a marquee Morton College Tournament semifinal on Wednesday in Cicero.