Hononegah wins super-sectional, advances to state for first time in program history

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (WIFR) Hononegah outscored Wheaton-Warrenville South by 20 points in the second half to beat the Lady Tigers 50-33 in the Class 4A Streamwood Super-Sectional on Monday.

Jordan King poured in a game-high 25, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. But the NIC-10's all-time leading scorer was quick to point out her teammates after the win.

"It's everything," said King. "I mean, we've worked so hard this whole season and I just can't be more proud of my team and how hard we worked tonight. I honestly just have no words. This is so exciting."

Wheaton-Warrenville South made Hono work for every point it could get in the first half, scoring only six in the second quarter. The Lady Tigers slow-paced, grind it out offense helped South to a 20-17 lead at the break.

"They got a good talking to at halftime," said head coach Randy Weibel. "We challenged them a little bit and how bad do you want something? Because it's there if you want it."

Hononegah proved they wanted it more. Senior Cali Schmitz was held scoreless in the first two quarters, but put up an important eight points in the second half.

"This is something I've been wanting since freshman year," said Schmitz. "Jordan and I have been working towards this all four years and it's so amzing to finally accomplish this with my teammates."

"Our kids were amazing. They were just absolutely amazing," said Weibel. "The fan support, an hour and 15 minute drive. I'm just happy for the kids. The kids deserve it and I'm just proud of them."

Hononegah will play Maine West in the state semifinals on Friday.