Posted On: 01/1/19 6:53 PM

Over the last week, I was able to attend two of the best Girls Holiday tournaments in the state in the State Farm Holiday Classic and the Montini Christmas Tournament. Both tournaments hosted several top teams in the state and dozens of talented student-athletes. To have a little fun, I wanted to put together my own personal ‘All-Holiday Tournament Team’, consisting of nine of my favorite players to watch from either tournament:


Molly Gannon – The 5’6’’ Senior PG from Chicago St. Ignatius was a ton of fun to watch down in Bloomington/Normal. Her crafty ball handling skills and deep three-point range combine for constant excitement. Gannon was named to the State Farm Holiday Classic Large School Girls All-Tournament team.

Lauren McDonald – Gannon’s Sophomore teammate at St. Ignatius will be a force over the next few seasons. McDonald is a natural scorer at every level with tremendous confidence.

Tenley Dowell – The 6’0’’ Senior Guard from Morton is as dynamic as they come. Dowell possesses the ability to take over any game with her leadership and scoring. She was named 1st-team AP All-State as a Junior and is committed to play at Butler. Dowell was named to the

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