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Hononegah celebrates a Sectional Championship after getting by Boylan

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Hononegah shared the NIC-10 girls’ basketball championship with Boylan, but the Indians have the 4A Belvidere North Sectional Championship all to themselves.

The Indians defeated Boylan 68-53. Senior Jordan King led Hononegah’s winning effort by scoring 24 points. Allison Mrudoch added 12.

King says good chemistry as well as talent is what has elevated Hononegah this season. “There’s so many returners from last year and I think our chemistry really starts off the court. We were best friends and I spend all my time with these girls so to get something this huge with them is just really something special.”

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Hononegah point guard Julia Burns. “I’ve never beat Boylan before and as a team it’s just great! I love this team and I’m so excited for the future!”

“Boylan made a nice little run in the second half and in past years, I think we would’ve freaked out a little bit for lack of a better term and tonight they just battled and we rebounded the crap out of it,” said Hononegah coach Randy Weibel. “We did the best we did on Peyton Kennedy. She’s such a great player and all our focus was on her. She still gets 10 and a ton of rebounds, but I just loved how our kids fought.”

Boylan got 12 points each from Ashley Reyes and Brooke  Eshelman. Peyton Kennedy was also in double figures with ten points.

Boylan finishes the season with a 29-3 record. Hononegah improves to 31-4. The Indians advance to the 4A Streamwood Super-Sectional next Monday night where they’ll face (23-8) Wheaton Warrenville South.

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