Ms. Basketball of Illinois for 2017: Rock Island's Brea Beal
Brea Beal received her first correspondence from a college when she was in fifth grade. A year later, she received her first scholarship offer. By eighth grade, she claimed offers from Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
Photos: The Lady Vols-Connecticut rivalry
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, left, talks to Lady Vols forward Tamika Catchings during the national championship game on April 2, 2000, in Philadelphia. Connecticut beat Tennessee, 71-52. News Sentinel file. Lady Vol Shalon Pillow, left, assistant coach ...
BASKETBALL: Illinois' Mr. Basketball has a name, and it's Mark Smith
Beal, just a sophomore, joined Tamika Catchings (Lincolnshire Stevenson - 1995) and Candace Parker (Naperville Central - 2002, 2003, 2004) as the only sophomores to win the award in state history. Ms. Basketball of Illinois began in 1986. Smith and ...
SportShorts for Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Smith averaged 21.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 2.1 steals, and made 44 3-pointers. Beal is the third sophomore to win Miss Basketball, joining a list that includes Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker. MLB. Bonds rejoins Giants as special ...