Wheaton Warrenville South has experienced more knee injuries than losses this season. The Tigers might have added another player to the disabled list when senior guard Sierra Bisso suffered a possible right knee injury in Thursday's win over Naperville Central.
The No. 15 Tigers lost Maggie Dansdill to a season-ending knee injury, Kelly Langlas has been in and out of the lineup, Diamond Thompson sat out several games with a meniscus injury and coach Rob Kroehnke is coaching from a wheelchair after injuring his leg during the holidays.
The possible loss of Bisso might be the biggest blow. Bisso's outside shooting provides spacing on the floor, opening up things for the multi-talented Meghan Waldron to do her thing.
Bisso drilled a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points in Monday's victory over Hillcrest. The Tigers (20-3, 10-0) are the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A Bartlett sectional.
More injuries: Trinity's Ed Stritzel is another coach dealing with several injured players. Freshman Amber Reece is out for the season. Maryam Wilcher injured her ankle and won't return until next week's GCAC playoffs. Mikayla Leyden is "95 percent out for the season", according to Stritzel.
The No.11 Blazers, just like Wheaton South, keep beating quality teams. The Blazers (18-3) play one of the toughest schedules in the area. Trinity plays at Young on Feb. 6.
Stritzel said the Blazers will host Marian Catholic and Young next year, and travel to Vernon Hills, Neuqua Valley and Evanston.
"I like to play a competitive schedule," Stritzel said. "I'm still looking at adding more to next year."
Lincoln-Way East's once-promising season has taken a downward tumble after three key players suffered injuries in the last two weeks. Senior Nathalie Hill is out for the season after an ACL tear in her right knee. Leading scorer Meaghan McMahon is sidelined with a concussion, and Dana O'Grady just returned from a two-game absence (concussion).
CPS playoffs: The city playoffs are in full swing. Young won its first two games, demolishing Prosser and Lindblom after losing to Montini in the McDonald's Shootout on Monday. The No. 2 Dolphins (19-4) have a relatively easy path to next Saturday's title game at Chicago State. On the other side of the CPS bracket, No. 8 Morgan Park (18-2) and Bogan could be a quality matchup in Wednesday's semifinal round.