IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Teams

1973 chicago HirschName: 1972-73 (Chicago) Hirsch High School Boy's Team

Year Inducted: 1993

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Hirsch High School

 

Biography:

The 1973 IHSA Class AA State Champions, Chicago Hirsch finished the season with a record of 29-2.  Hirsch was coached by Hall of Famer Charles Stimpson (inducted in 1986).  They were led by All State Players Ricky Green (inducted into the IBCA HOF in 1996) and John Robinson.  Hirsch qualified for the Elite Eight by winning the Chicago Public League Championship.  Along the way they also won the Carlinville Christmas Tournament.  Ricky Green was named the "Player of the Year".

 

Team Members in the Picture:

(L to R): Alfred Bowens, Reece Morgan, Robert Brooks, Gordon Smith, Morris Ross, Joshua Smith, John Robinson, Michael Mathews, Gregory Jones, Michael Turner, Frank Byrd, Rickey Green, Carl Henderson, Gregory Allen, and Roderick Cook.

 

 

1997 Carlyle GirlsName: 1996-97 Carlyle High School Girls's Team

Year Inducted: 2011

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Carlyle High School

 

Biography:  The 1997 Lady Indians had a lot of pressure to follow what the 1996 team had done.  With four returning starters, they had two simple goals:  one was to win back-to-back state titles and the second was to go undefeated along the way.  They accomplished both goals.  The 1997 Lady Indians were again an offensive powerhouse, averaging over 74 ppg.  Some of the highlights from the year were:  Mascoutah Holiday tournament champs, Highland Tournament champs, Shoot-Out wins over Jackson, MO at the Kiel Center in St. Louis and over large school state ranked (Chicago) Marshall at Logan College.  One of the biggest highlights from the 1997 team was that six girls from the squad went on to play college basketball:  Courtney Smith--SIU-Carbondale; Leslie Dumstorff--Kaskaskia College; Michelle Donahoo--Kaskaskia College; Kristin Hustedde--McKendree University; Jessica Robert--SIU-Edwardsville; and Lindsay Macon--Oakland City University.

 

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Angie Gherardini, Erin Knuf, Courtney Smith, Lindsay Macon, Stacey Pollman, Leslie Dumstorff and Assistant Coach Ken Smith.

Front Row (L to R): Brie Sheathelm, Michelle Donahoo, Summar Knuf, Jessica Robert, Kristin Hustedde, Tara Kell, and Heather Hitpas.

 

 

2004 Naperville C GirlsName: 2003-04 Naperville Central High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2011

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Naperville Central High School

 

Biography:  Naperville Central capped an incredible 2-year run by winning its 30th straight game and capturing its 2nd consecutive IHSA Class AA Girls' Basketball State Championship with a 48-37 victory over (Winnetka) New Trier High School.  "Last year was like a magic carpet ride.  This year was a struggle and lots of hard work, but we really earned it,"  Coach Andy Nussbaum said after the game.  NCHS built a 23-12 halftime lead and the Trevians never got closer than 9 points for the rest of the game.  Candace Parker set a championship game record by blocking 8 shots.  She also set the 3 game tournament record with 18 total blocks.  She led all scorers with 29 points and 13 rebounds in the championship game.  Tiffany Hudson added 10 points and 5 assists.  Earlier, the Redhawks defeated (Chicago Heights) Marian Catholic HS 56-44 in the semi-final game behind 16 ponts and 16 rebounds by Parker and 13 points and 6 boards from Lauren Grochowski.  In the quarterfinal game, Erica Carter hit two key 3-point baskets in the 4th quarter of the 61-53 comeback win over (Peoria) Richwoods HS.  Note that this was the only time in the final 26 games in which the margin of victory was less than 10 points.  Rachel Crissy led the team's defensive effort, playing 95 or 96 minutes of the 3-game state tournament series, more than any other Redhawk.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R):  Ashley Lowry, Lulie Joyce, Jen Meddaugh, Candace Parker, Kristen Ludwig, Lauren Grochowski, and Erica Carter.

Middle Row (L to R):  Christina Sahly, Manager Gelisa Kornegay, Assistant Coaches Jane Mucci and Patrick Keating, Head Coach Andy Nussbaum, Athletic Trainer Bill Hughes, Assistant Coach Alan Harris, and Marylee Richardson.

Front Row (L to R):  Seanna O'Malley, Tiffany Hudson, Sarah seward, Jackie Pryor, Brittany Utrata, and Rachel Crissy.

 

 

1996 Carlyle GirlsName: 1995-96 Carlyle High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2011

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Carlyle High School

 

Biography:  The 1996 Carlyle Lady Indians were a high-scoring machine.  In their 34 games, they averaged over 76 ppg.  In their 3 games at the IHSA State Tournament they averaged over 83 ppg.  Their average margin of victory for those 3 contests was 32 points.  After losing to Teutopolis High School in the state title game in 1995 on a last second shot, the goal for the '96 Lady Indians was to make sure that no game was going to come down to a last shot.  This Lady Indian squad set state tournament records for most points in a title game (86); most points in a quarter of a title game (26); most points in the tournament (250); largest point margin in the title game (36); most field goals made in a game (42); most field goals made in the title game (34); most field goals made in the tournament (103); most assists in a game (28); most assists in the tournament (64).  Several individual records were also set.

 

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Asst. Coach Ken Smith, Mgr. Jill Brammeier, Summar Knuf, Leslie Dumstorff, Stacey Pollmann, Shanon Pollmann, Courtney Smith, and Head Coach Angie Gherardini.

Middle Row (L to R):  Mgr. Angie Yardley, Tara Kell, Kristin Hustedde, Erin Knuf, Michelle Donahoo, Brie Sheathelm, Amber Schaubert and Mgr. Christine Barackman.

Front Row (L to R): Heather Hilpas, Laura Winiker, Jamie Knuf, Tiffany Diekemper, and Elisha Woods.

 

 

2003 Naperville C girlsName: 2002-03 Naperville Central High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2011

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Naperville Central High School

 

Biography:  Naperville Central put the finishing touches on an undefeated season with a thrilling 63-59 overtime victory over (Oak Park) Fenwick High School to capture the 2003 IHSA Class AA Girls' Basketball Championship.  It was the program's 1st state title.  Candace Parker poured in 32 points on 13 of 19 shooting to lead the way.  Courtney Peters added 9 points for the Redhawks, Rachel Crissy chipped in with 8, Tiffany Hudson added 6, Erica Carter had 5, and Megan Martin hit a long 3 pt basket in one of the most exciting girls' state championship games ever played.  An elated Coach Andy Nussbaum said after the game, "When we went to the overtime, I told the girls, We've been here before and I know how the story ends.  I couldn't have asked for anything more."  The game was strikingly similar to the Dundee Crown Christmas Championship, when the Redhawks defeated the Friars 55-48 in overtime.  Other exciting victories for NCHS included a 46-44 win at (Chicago) Marshall HS, the controversial 72-67 overtime win over (Naperville) Neuqua Valley HS for the sectional title, and the state semi-final win, 64-60, over (Wilmette) Regina Dominican HS.  The Redhawks final three games, including the quarterfinal 61-41 win over (Chicago Heights) Marian Catholic took place in a span of 27 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Jane Mucci, Athletic Trainer Bill Hughes, Candace Parker, Kristen Ludwig, Assistant Coach Patrick Keating, Meredith Daniels, Seanna O;Malley, Tiffany Hudson, Lauren Grochowski, Denise Hill, Christina Sahly, Erica Carter, Assistant Coach Nick DeGiovanni, Manager Gelisa Kornegay, Tara Hester, and Assistant Coach Alan Harris.

Front Row (L to R): (kneeling--Rachel Crissy, Molly Glanz, Courtney Peters, Megan Martin, Brittany Utrata, Liz Lawdensky, and Head Coach Andy Nussbaum.