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The Leaderboard: Volume 3

By January 9, 2023No Comments
De La Salle Meteors Athletics

Christmas Break Edition

  • Girls Basketball completed the Reavis Holiday Tournament by taking home the Championship and going 4-0! Kam Porter ’24 led the way for the Meteors in the Championship bout by scoring 28 points and was named Tournament MVP. Junior, Taylor Schergen scored 18 points and Senior, Heaven Cusic tallied 12 points while being named to the All-Tournament Team, great job ladies! On December 21st, the Girls took on Latin and were victorious by a final of 54-49. Kam Porter scored 28 points, and Heaven Cusic had 17. While on Christmas break, the Girls played in the Bill Neibch Holiday Classic at Wheaton North High School. The Girls went 2-2 in the Tournament. For the Tournament, Heaven Cusic averaged 20 points, while registering a Double-Double in the win against Bartlett where she had 24 points and 22 rebounds! Kam Porter averaged 15 points for the tournament. The Meteors took on Richards on January 3rd and faced off against Glenbrook North on the 7th. While the Girls are on a two-game skid right now, they look to right the ship Thursday when they battle Providence on the road and come home Saturday to tip off against IC Catholic Prep!
  • Boys Basketball has been enjoying some success recently. On December 16th, the team traveled to Providence Catholic and defeated the Celtics by a final of 58-42. The Meteors had three boys score in double figures. Freshman, Charles Barnes, led the Meteors with 18 points, while Richard Lindsey ’24 added 16 points, and Anthony Davis ’23 had 13 points. The Meteors welcomed Chicago Bulls College Prep to the Parmer Activity Center on the 21st and the Meteors were again victorious. They beat Bulls CP by a final of 71-36. Senior, Evan Jackson scored 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds, while Junior, Alioune Mbaye registered 13 points and 7 rebounds. After defeating Bulls CP, the Boys were off to the Big Dipper Tournament. There, the Boys went 2-2 and were led by Junior, Richard Lindsey who averaged 14.2 points for the Tournament. Freshman, Charles Barnes averaged 10.2 points, and Evan Jackson ’23, averaged 10 points for the Tournament. After the Big Dipper Tournament, the Boys enjoyed some time off, until they traveled to Erie, PA for the Burger King Classic. There the Meteors, took 2nd Place in the Burger King Classic while facing off with some top teams around the country. Evan Jackson led the way by averaging 12 points per game, and Richard Lindsey helped with 10.5 ppg. This week, the Meteors travel to Mount Carmel on the 10th, and are at home against Montini Catholic on Friday the 13th. Come out and support your Meteors!
  • Meteor Wrestling is off to a hot start this season. They are currently 14-2 on the season and dominating their opponents. On December 15th, the team traveled to Lindblom and won by a final of 52-27. The next day, the Meteors traveled to Fenwick, where they met with the Friars and Solorio. Once again, the Meteors came out on top. They defeated Fenwick 54-16 and defeated Solorio by a final of 72-0! Girls Wrestling took part in the Oswego East Tournament. There, Anapaula Cerna ’26, took 2nd, Iliana Heredia ’25, and Abigail Trendle ’25, finished in 3rd place and Ana Perez ’25, took home 4th. On the 29th of December, the Meteors defeated Reavis 48-34 and Leo 78-0. Wrestling had a quad meet on January 3rd against St. Laurence, Leo, and DePaul. The Meteors swept the quad by defeating the Vikings 57-24, the Lions by a final of 84-0, and beating the Rams by a final of 37-27! January 4th was another back-to-back Meet Day and the Meteors faced off with Montini and Providence. They split the trio by falling to Montini 37-39 but bounced right back with a win against Providence 45-30! January 7th, Meteor Wrestling competed in the Randy Conrad Tournament. There the Meteors had the most pins in the least amount of time in the tournament. Jeremiah Lawrence ’26, finished in 1st place in the 106lb weight class. Josue Hernandez ’24, (170lbs) and Evan Smith ’23, (195lbs) finished in 3rd Anthony Trendle ’24, (120lbs) and Nicholas Arvetis ’24, (145lbs) took home 4th place, and Zion Nix ’23, (220lbs) and David McCarthy ’25, (285lbs) finished in 5th place. This week, the Meteors are home against Kenwood and St. Rita on Thursday, January 12th. Senior Night is January 25th when the Meteors take on St. Ignatius, Bremen, and Fenton. Come out and support Meteor Wrestling; they are looking to finish the season strong!
  • Meteor Girls Bowling enjoyed a nice break throughout the Christmas Vacation. Before break, on December 19th, the Girls Varsity and JV Bowling teams played in a virtual position round match.  Although we do not know the complete results, both teams bowled really well. High Scores for Varsity were Yasmin Sawyer ’25, – 172, Leilani Lopez ’23, – 146, Annamarie Arredia ’23, – 144. High Scores for JV were Ella Falconio ’25, – 159, Aolani Villasenor ’25, – 133, Emma Woods ’25, – 129. On January 5th, the girls bowling teams played against Mother McAuley.  Varsity kept it close all game but lost by 23 pins. Top Scores were Alyssa Lunn ’23, – 169, Annamarie Arredia – 163, Nora McManus ’23, – 136. The JV girls continued their dominance with a sweep over Mother McAuley. Top Scores were Angelina Lyons – 160, Aolani Villasenor – 157, Emma Woods – 142, Ella Falconio – 137 and Abby Trendle ‘25 – 134.

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