Prep Girls Basketball

Teams of the decade: Raiders relish high-level success

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Jordan Frericks excelled her entire career with Quincy Notre Dame, finishing as the Raiders’ leading scorer with 1,933 points and three straight state championships.| H-W Photo/File
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 12, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 8:28 pm

The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program enjoyed a decade few others can match.

Six regional titles. Five sectional crowns. Five state tournament appearances. Three consecutive state championships. Six 20-win seasons. Five 30-wins seasons. A 79.3 winning percentage.

A deep pool of talent made that possible.

The Raiders attracted college recruiters from every level and sent players on to star at the NCAA Division I and II levels. Before that, they left an indelible impression on the program and future Raiders for years to come.

Here is the QND girls basketball program's all-decade team from 2010-19, as selected by Senior Sports Writer Matt Schuckman:

 

Shannon Foley, Guard, Class of 2012

The starting point guard on back-to-back state championship teams, Foley played a significant role as a playmaker and defensive stalwart. As a senior, Foley led the Raiders with 126 assists to go along with 5.6 points per game. As a junior, the Maryville University soccer standout was second on the Raiders with 85 assists, scored a team-high 11 points in the state semifinal victory against Nashville and had seven steals in the title game victory over Bloomington Central Catholic.

 

Jordan Frericks, Guard, Class of 2013

One of the best players in city history, Frericks dominated in every facet. As a senior, when she capped her career by leading the Raiders to their third straight state championship, she averaged 16.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.1 steals, 3.4 assists and 2.4 blocks. She graduated as QND's all-time leading scorer with 1,933 points and was a two-time Herald-Whig Player of the Year and a three-time Associated Press all-stater. Currently playing professionally in Germany after a stellar career at Mizzou, Frericks finished third in the voting for Illinois' Ms. Basketball as a senior.

 

Karlee Gengenbacher, Forward, Class of 2010

The oldest of the Gengenbacher sisters kickstarted the decade in strong fashion, leading the Raiders to an undefeated regular season and earning 2010 Herald-Whig Player of the Year as a senior. She averaged 18.2 points as the Raiders finished second at the Class 2A state tournament, earned first-team all-state honors and became the program's leading scorer with 1,869 points -- a mark later broken by Jordan Frericks -- before a solid career at Minnesota State-Mankato.

 

Kassidy Gengenbacher, Guard, Class of 2013

The leading scorer on a state championship team as a senior, Gengenbacher averaged 17.7 points with 55 3-pointers made while shooting 44 percent from 3-point range to earn first-team all-state honors. She also averaged 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists before going on to star at Lindenwood. A first-team all-state selection as a junior, she averaged 16.4 points, 2.9 steals and 2.9 assists while shooting 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

 

Kristen Gengenbacher, Guard, Class of 2014

The point guard on an undefeated state championship team her junior year and part of four straight teams to win state trophies, Gengenbacher was a catalyst for a high-scoring offense. She averaged 9.7 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 steals as a junior and 15.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists when she earned first-team all-state honors as a senior before going on to become an All-American setter with the University of San Diego volleyball team.

 

Mary Beth Hugenberg, Forward, Class of 2014

The leading scorer for a Class 3A third-place finisher as a senior, Hugenberg earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and third-team honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. She averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 61.5 percent from the field. Her 28-point effort in the regional championship against Springfield helped the Raiders avenge their only regular-season loss that season.

 

Sydney Hummert, Forward, Class of 2020

An Associated Press second-team and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association third-team all-state pick as a junior, Hummert averaged 19.3 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 64 percent from the field. She finished with a double-double in 22 of 27 games played. Hummert, who signed to play volleyball at SIU-Edwardsville, also averaged 4.3 steals and 3.2 blocks. She followed it up by averaging 16.7 points and 7.8 rebounds as a senior and earning second-team all-state honors.

 

Olivia Hyer, Guard, Class of 2016

Hyer recovered from two knee surgeries during her prep career to lead the Raiders in scoring as a senior at 13.9 points and to another 20-victory season. She was a consistent free-throw shooter, making 75 percent, and was a threat from both the perimeter (27 3-pointers) and driving to the basket. She was a first-team all-area selection who ranked among the top 10 scorers in the area.

 

Tori Kuhn, Forward, Class of 2012

Her senior season started with a 17-point, 17-rebound effort against West Hancock and ended with the second of QND's three straight state championships. Kuhn earned first-team all-state honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and second-team honors from the Associated Press as the future Quincy University player and coach led the Raiders in rebounds (9.4 per game) and field-goal percentage (69 percent), while averaging 11.6 points and 2.6 assists.

 

Molly Penn, Forward, Class of 2018

The Raiders ended their regional championship drought during Penn's senior season as she recorded double-doubles in three consecutive postseason games, including a 31-point effort against Macomb. She averaged 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the field and 71 percent from the line. Penn also was named MVP of the Illinois girls all-stars in the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic.