- Scott Powers, Reporter
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Here are the boys and girls basketball players who stood out last week and received our weekly ESPNChicago.com game balls.
Devin Foster, Curie: Foster scored a career-high 30 points in Curie’s 81-71 overtime win over Gary Bowman on Saturday. Foster scored 22 points after halftime. He was 19-of-23 from the free-throw line.
Tony Hicks, St. Rita: Hicks, a Penn recruit, scored 31 points in the Mustangs’ 66-64 overtime win over De La Salle. Hicks also scored the game-winner on a layup in overtime.
Aaron Simpson, North Chicago: Simpson, an Illinois State recruit, scored 44 points in North Chicago’s 100-80 win over Grant on Friday.
Johnte Shannon, Thornwood: Shannon scored a game-high 29 points in the Thunderbirds’ 61-42 win over Brooks on Saturday.
Leah Bolton, Marist: Bolton scored 31 points to lead Marist to a 70-40 win over Lincoln Park on Saturday.
LaTondra Brooks, Oak Lawn: Brooks scored a game-high 34 points in Oak Lawn’s 69-50 win over Morton on Tuesday.
Jewell Loyd, Niles West: Loyd, a Notre Dame recruit, scored 39 points in her team’s 49-38 win over Niles North on Saturday. She scored 26 points in the second half. She also had 19 rebounds.
Meghan Waldron, Wheaton Warrenville South: Waldron nearly had a triple-double in the Tigers’ 63-41 win over West Aurora on Thursday. She finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.
Scott Powers hands out game balls to the week's top boys and girls players.