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Athlete of the Week

KCChronicle.com/preps Athlete of the Week: Batavia girls basketball's Liza Fruendt

Why she was selected: Fruendt helped Batavia win its first two UEC River games on Friday and Saturday, scoring 31 and 24 points against Geneva and Elgin, respectively:

Liza Fruendt made in imprint on a big weekend for Batavia, leading the team in scoring in Upstate Eight Conference River Division home wins on Friday and Saturday. Her 31 points in Friday's victory against Geneva helped the Bulldogs defeat the Vikings for the first time in six seasons while starting Fruendt on a path that earned her accolades as The Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week. The following is an edited transcript of a conversation between Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley and Fruendt:

What was your mindset against Geneva?
I just trusted my teammates, and when I trust my teammates, all I can do is have fun, put a smile on my face and trust that I'm going to do what I know how to do. And that's what I try to do, and it came out be our game [Friday].

What have you liked about the girls/boys doubleheader format?
It's just fun. The Batavia-Geneva rivalry is something that you'll never get back. I can't even begin to explain. Even when people are yelling and stuff and you're on the floor, no one is a part of a rivalry like this. It's very special. So to play in a game like this, then with the boys, we get to support them since they're supporting us. It's just a really cool feeling.

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