Daily-Chronicle All-Area Girls Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM

Bailey Gilbert

Sycamore, junior, guard

Gilbert, the Daily Chronicle Player of the Year, was the area’s top scorer at 17.2 points a game, shooting an astounding 41 percent from 3-point range. She was the Northern Illinois Big 12 East MVP, and took second in the Class 3A Three-Point Showdown at the state tournament.

Brittney Patrick

DeKalb, sophomore, guard

Patrick made the Barbs’ offense go. Just a sophomore, she averaged 11.6 points and 4.1 assists.

Madelyne Johnson

DeKalb, junior, forward

Johnson led the NI Big 12 East champion Barbs with 12.4 points a game and eight rebounds a contest. With one season left, she’ll be one of the area’s best players again next year.

Josie Diehl

Indian Creek, sophomore, forward

Diehl averaged 10.8 points a game and 9.7 rebounds, helping the Timberwolves to a regional title for the first time since 1998.

Jacqueline Madden

Hinckley-Big Rock, junior, guard

Madden averaged 11.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 4.3 steals a game while helping the Royals to their eighth consecutive regional title and fourth sectional championship in the last six years.

SECOND TEAM

Kelly Wallner

Kaneland, senior, forward

Andrea Strohmaier

Genoa-Kingston, senior, forward

Lauren Paver

Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, guard

Lauren Goff

Sycamore, sophomore, guard

Ally VanBogaert

Kaneland, junior, forward

HONORABLE MENTION

Jasmine Malloy

DeKalb, junior, guard

Taiya Hopkins

Sycamore, sophomore, forward

Paige Wogen

DeKalb, junior, guard

Amber Winquist-Bailey

Kaneland, senior, guard

Alexis Van Wyhe

Indian Creek, sophomore, wing