McDonald, Geneva off to hot start
Geneva is sailing along at 6-0, and the overall team play is demonstrating why.
"Everyone's stepping up," Geneva point guard Jack McDonald said. "Every game, I feel like someone else is the game-high scorer. Also, our defense. We've been holding teams pretty low [in] total points, which makes it easier to win games."
Geneva returned known commodities in McDonald, Mitch Mascari and Kross Garth, but Josh Preston has emerged for the Vikings.
Preston scored 14 points and was perfect from the free throw line during a 52-49 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South last week.
"He does a lot of the little things," McDonald said of Preston. "He's so tough, and on defense he got some big steals against Wheaton [Warrenville] South down the stretch. Even rebounding, he's above the rim; he's got crazy bounce. He's doing a lot of the dirty work."
Geneva's next scheduled game is Friday's home opener with St. Charles North. The status of that game, though, is in doubt as Geneva School District 304 teachers union went on strike Dec. 4.
"St. Charles North has got a lot of a talent," McDonald said. "We'll be prepared, come out, and hopefully take it to them."