1. Hinsdale Central’s Gabrielle Rush broke the 2,000-point career mark after two victories Saturday at the Martin Luther King tournament hosted by DeKalb. Rush scored 27 in a 69-49 victory against Belvidere North and added 26 in a 60-53 victory against Lincoln-Way East. A 2014 Sun-Times All-Area selection, the 5-9 Princeton-bound senior needs 12 points to break the school’s scoring record of 2,031, held by former Stanford star Toni Kokenis.
2. Evanston (14-6) has been flying under the radar after graduating three starters from last year’s sectional finalist. Coach Elliot Whitefield’s Wildkits are led by 5-11 sophomore Leighah-Amori Wool, who averages 14 points; 5-11 sophomore center Krystal Forrester, the team’s top rebounder; point guard Savannah Norfleet, named to the all-tournament teams at Schaumburg and Dundee-Crown; senior Adrianna Carter and sophomore Cookie Boothe.
3. Fremd’s two-day shootout was an overwhelming success. “We had great games, very talented teams and a large college-coaching presence,” Vikings coach Dave Yates said. “Our lineup of teams and matchups were pretty amazing considering that it was put together last spring.” Participating teams included Benet, Marian Catholic, Joliet Catholic, Hinsdale Central and Prospect.