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Rounding out the first team was Elite Eight members Fenwick's Erin Lawless, Belleville Althoff's Stephanie Lisch, Trinity's Caprice Smith and Marian Catholic's Lauren Lacey, along with Peoria Woodruff's Britney Jordan, Niles North's Natasha Williams and Effingham's Blair Hardiek.
Vanderbilt gives lesson in recruiting
Another Illinois product who created a stir was Peoria Woodruff's Britney Jordan, who chose Temple.
is a real breakthrough for [coach] Dawn Staley and that program," Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter Mel Greenberg said.
Said Smith: "Britney
a national presence.
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Katie's team, the North squad, includes 6'6 center Alison Bales of Beavercreek (OH), 5'6 guard Deonna Davis of Cincinnati (OH), 5'10 guard Brandie Hoskins of Chaminade-Julienne (OH), 6'3 forward Brittany Hunter of Columbus Brookhaven (OH), 5'8 guard Britney Jordan of Peoria Woodruff (IL), 6'3 center Chloe Kerr of Bolingbrook (IL), 6'2 forward Erin Lawless of Chicago Fenwick (IL), 5'11 forward Victoria Lucas-Perry of Powers Catholic (MI), 6'3 forward Elise Morrison of Country Day (MI), 5'9 guard Kelly Roysland of Fossum (MN), and 6'2 center Siedah Williams of Cleveland Regina (OH).
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...Peoria Central's Britney Jordan scored 22 in a losing effort and 6-2 junior center Brittney Daugherty added 14.
of Illinois didn't disappoint the local crowd in another big quarterfinal contest, as super soph Britney Jordan
came to play and scored 19 as the Lady Lions defeated Dunbar Vocational of Chicago by a score of 55-49.Arizona-bound senior guard Desire Wheeler also wanted to show her
wares to the hometown audience as she
pumped in 29 big points to lead all scorers in a losing cause for the Mighty Women of Dunbar.
In other 1st round contests: Brea-Olinda of California defeated Mountain Pointe of Phoenix, AZ by a score of 68-62, Illinois' Central Peoria was victorious over Dougherty High of Albany, GA 62-47 behind sophomore sensation Britney Jordan's
26 points, Dunbar Vocational of Chicago defeated South Broward of Florida 54-44 with Arizona-bound Desire Wheeler pumping in 21 points, and the Bellevue East Chieftains of Nebraska advanced to the second round of the Championship Bracket behind balanced scoring and defeated Manley High of Chicago by a score of 59-35.
Peoria Woodruff High School's ...
Peoria Woodruff High School's Britney Jordan lived up to her billing Thursday night.
The Temple recruit poured in 33 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Warriors' 63-56 non-conference basketball victory over Southeast.
"Coming out they were pretty timid on defense," Jordan
said."They didn't pick me up a lot.They kind of backed off, and it kind of made it easier to run."
It was the Spartans' first loss at Scheffler Gymnasium since the 2000-01 season.
"We had to make some adjustments, and Britney Jordan
is a great basketball player.She's
everything everybody talks about and more.Her
teammates know how to get her
the ball, and they did a good job of it tonight."
Woodruff improved to 10-2, while the Spartans dropped to 7-2.
"They came down and did some pretty good things, but we were running the floor, playing good defense and we were scoring," Jordan
said."That's our game.When we slowed it down we took a lot of opportunity from ourselves."
Early in the contest, Southeast did little to stop Jordan
in the lane and it didn't help that the Spartans' best defender, Crystal Dye, picked up her third foul with 3:04 remaining in the opening quarter.
attacked, attacked and attacked."
Southeast spotted Woodruff a 10-2 lead, but the Spartans ended the first quarter with a 10-2 run to move ahead 17-15.
The Warriors regained the lead in the second quarter to maintain a 39-29 advantage at the break.
"We play in spurts," Borders said."We've got to learn we've got to play consistent.