Sophomore Myia Starks, a Neuqua Valley graduate, said notching wins against Illinois teams is personal. Against Loyola alone, she previously played with or against two of their players – Rockford Lutheran grad and Loyola freshman Kailyn Strawbridge, who started and finished with five points and five assists, and Montini grad and sophomore Tiara Wallace, who played 10 minutes.
“I’ve either played against or know most of the girls,” Starks said. “Kailyn Strawbridge, for a moment she was on my AAU team, so we played with each other for a little bit. I also played against Tiara Wallace at Montini. So I know of these girls, and it feels good to beat them.”