Roundup: Girls soccer doubleheader postponed
FROM STAFF REPORTS March 18, 2013 8:40PM
Updated: March 19, 2013 9:09PM
The District 203-204 crosstown soccer night, known as “Four Schools One Cause,” scheduled for Wednesday night at North Central College, has been postponed due to temperatures expected to be in the mid-20s.
The event, a breast cancer awareness and fundraising event, will be moved to Waubonsie Valley on Friday, April 12. Naperville Central will play Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley will play Naperville North.
Raridon, Gamble on district first team — North Central’s Derek Raridon and Landon Gamble have been honored with selections to the 2012-2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Midwest District First Team. Raridon has also been recognized as the District’s Player of the Year.
The pair are the first Cardinals to claim First Team All-District honors since Robert Brown in 1990, and Raridon is the first North Central player to earn District Player of the Year honors. This is the first time the Cardinals have had two players earn All-District accolades.
Raridon adds the awards to the CCIW Player of the Year and First Team All-CCIW selection he received in February and the D3hoops.com First Team All-Midwest Region and Regional Player of the Year honors he earned last week. He has averaged 14.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the floor, 46.2 percent from three-point range and 77.5 percent at the free-throw line. He has led the Cardinals to two CCIW championships and two CCIW tournament titles in his career, holding the school record for games played (109) and ranking second all-time at North Central in career scoring (1,678), assists (245), free throws made (449) and free throws attempted (557) and sixth in three-pointers made (123).
Gamble was also a First Team All-CCIW pick for the third straight time this season and was a D3hoops.com First Team All-Midwest Region pick a week ago as well. He has averaged 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while ranking 26th nationally in field-goal percentage (.591). He ranks 15th in North Central history in scoring (1,189).
Raridon and Gamble are joined on this year’s first team by junior guards Julian Strickland of Rose-Hulman, senior forward Taylor Koth of Ripon College, senior center Mark Lessen of Eureka College and senior forward Jake Schwarz of Lakeland College.
Third-ranked North Central (27-3) has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship for the first time and will face Middlebury College (Vt.) on Friday at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central time.
Neuqua Valley 15, St. Charles East 0 — Cecilia Li and Wendy Yang were number one and two singles winners for the Wildcats, and combined to win number one doubles.
Metea Valley 15, St. Charles North 0 — Michelle Wang, Abhi Konduru, Emily Dixon and Ashley Barnshaw won number one through four singles for the Mustangs. The number one and two doubles teams of Wang-Konduru and Dixon-Barnshaw also won their matches.