Coal City has quite a team. While Britta Spelde and Emily Halliday lead the Coalers in scoring, the team doesn’t have one dominant star. Coal City plays a motion offense that keep the opposing defense on its toes. The Coalers aim to get easy baskets inside to counter the team’s lack of height. The Coalers, with no player in the rotation taller than 5-foot-9, don’t seem to fazed by the lack of height, as their 4-0 record entering the week attests.
Lockport is about to be tested. The Porters (4-0) won the Romeoville Tournament, all four wins by 19 points or more. Their reward? A game Thursday at Marist and a SouthWest Suburban Blue game Saturday at Homewood-Flossmoor. Destiny Hollins (12 ppg), Naomi Mayes (10 ppg) and Jamari McAfee (9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg) have led the Porters.
Lincoln-Way West is youthful but talented. The Warriors are 3-1 entering the week, their only loss a 79-75 defeat to a running and gunning Lincoln-Way Central team that uses the Grinnell system. Sophomore guard Dani Morgan has been West’s biggest offensive threat, averaging 19.8 points per game while shooting almost 45 percent from the field. Morgan scored 25 points against both Central and Chicago Christian. The Warriors feature five players averaging more than 6 points per game.