Boys Basketball

Athlete of the Week

Jordan Turner

Woodstock, sr.

The 6-foot-3 senior guard passed 1,000 points for his career with 26 points in the Blue Streaks’ 59-42 victory over Richmond-Burton on Thursday. He added 21 points in Saturday’s 65-27 win against Big Foot (Wis.).

Turner was called up to the varsity team for the final 10 games of his freshman season. He averaged 13.7 points a game as a sophomore and 15.4 points a game last season when he was selected to the Northwest Herald All-Area second team.

Dan Hill (1,791) is No. 1 on Woodstock’s scoring list; Maury Leitzke (1,121) is No. 2 and Turner (1,022) now is third. Tim Lind (1,003) is fourth.


Slick sophomore: Jacobs guard Chrishawn Orange was not a starter at the beginning of the season, but he quickly has become one of their most important players.

Orange, a 5-11 sophomore, scored 16 points with three 3-pointers in Friday’s 46-39 loss to Huntley, then scored six points in Saturday’s 55-48 victory at Cary-Grove, the Golden Eagles’ first win of the season.

“He’s earned more time as we went along,” Jacobs coach Jim Hinkle said. “He’s going to be a good player.”

Trying to get by: Huntley (4-1 overall, 1-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division) won its division opener Friday at Jacobs with two starters – 6-6 Amanze Egekeze and guard Tommy Regan – out with injuries. Egekeze should return in a month after having surgery on his right knee to alleviate his patellar tendinitis.

The Red Raiders have played well without Egekeze, an NCAA Division I recruit, and want to stay near the top of the division until he gets back.

“This was a big win to beat a rival on the road,” forward Jake Wagner said after the Jacobs game. “When Amanze gets back, it’s going to be scary.”

Big fan: Count Crystal Lake South coach Matt LePage as a fan of Crystal Lake Central point guard Brad Knoeppel.

Knoeppel, a 5-10 senior, scored 18 points in the Tigers’ 59-47 victory over South on Saturday.

“Knoeppel’s just a player,” LePage said. “He’s so savvy, I like to watch him. He loves the moments like that with a big crowd.”

Knoeppel’s quickness makes him difficult to deal with on both ends of the court.

“Brad’s such a competitor,” Central coach Rich Czeslawski said. “He goes out there and plays the game hard. He is a nightmare for other teams.”

This week’s top games

Huntley at CL Central

7 p.m. Friday

These should be two of the better teams in the FVC this season. Central looks strong with 6-7 Kyle Fleck returning to the lineup for the last two games.

DeKalb at Dundee-Crown

7 p.m. Saturday

The Chargers are off to a 4-1 start this season and suffered their first loss Saturday, 49-31 to Fremd.

– Joe Stevenson


Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.