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Scouting the IHSA Class 4A girls basketball state finals

2014-03-06T18:00:00Z 2014-03-07T01:39:07Z Scouting the IHSA Class 4A girls basketball state finalsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 06, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

Where: Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, Illinois State University

Tickets: $10 per session

TV: UToo (Channel 26.2)

Today

Geneva (26-5) vs. Rolling Meadows (28-4), 6:30 p.m.

Whitney Young (30-3) vs. Marian Catholic (27-4), 8:15 p.m.

Saturday

Third-place game, 6:30 p.m.

Championship, 8:15 p.m.

Probable starting lineups

Geneva -- Morgan Seberger, 5-11, Sr., G( 11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.8 apg); Janie McLoughlin, 5-10, Jr., F (11.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg); Grace Loberg, 6-2, Fr., C/F (14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.1 apg); Sidney Santos, 6-1, Sr., G/F (8.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.8 apg); Abby Novak, 6-0, Jr., G (7.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Rolling Meadows -- Jackie Kemph, 5.6, sr., G (21.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 8.3 apg); Jenny Vliet, 6-2, Sr., G/F (14.4 ppg, 9.4 epg, 2.1 apg); Alexis Glasgow, 5-11, Sr., G (16.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 apg); Ashley Montanez, 6-1, Sr., C/F (5.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg); Kate Shewmon, 5-11, Sr., F (2.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

Marian Catholic -- Teniya Page, 5-7, Jr., G (15.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.7 apg; Ashton Millender, 5-10, Sr., G (16.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg); Kauai Bradley, 6-0, Jr., F (5.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg); Dajhae Mullins, 5-10, Sr., F (6.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Mercedes Winfrey, 5-9, Sr., G (1.1 apg).

Whitney Young -- Tanita Allen, 5-10, Jr., F (9.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg); Taylor Brame, 5-11, Sr., F (9.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg); Khaalia Hillsman, 6-5, Sr., C (13.4 ppg, 14.4 rpg); Madinah Muhammad, 5-9, Jr., G (9.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Directions: Take I-80 West then exit south on I-55 (exit 126A). Stay on I-55 for 85 miles until you are in McLean County. Exit No. 164-165 for U.S. 51 busines1s /I-39. Then take exit 165 (for U.S. 51 business). Turn left onto Main Street for two miles, then turn right onto College Avenue. Redbird Arena is on the right.

Fast facts: Marian Catholic makes its second straight state semifinals appearance in the four-class system. ... Marian beat Whitney Young 63-39 in one of last year's semifinals, then beat Rolling Meadows 48-47 on a Kauai Bradley buzzer-beating putback for the state title. ... Whitney Young beat Marian three straight times (2009, 2010, 2011) in the Class 4A St. Xavier Super-Sectional.  ... First Lady Michelle Obama is a Whitney Young grad. ... First-year Marian coach Dan Murray is the third Marian girls basketball coach to take a team downstate. Shannon Reidy and Annie Byrne also took the Spartans to Normal. ... Marian Catholic beat Rolling Meadows, 75-59, on Jan. 20. Marian has won 14 in a row and Whitney Young has won 15 straight.

—Compiled by Mike Nieto

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