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Rock Island’s Breanna Beal, Edwardsville’s Mark Smith Named Ms. & Mr. Basketball by Chicago Tribune

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The Chicago Tribune has named its 2017 Illinois Ms. and Mr. Basketball Award winners based on a statewide vote by coaches and media.

Rock Island sophomore Breanna Beal is the 2017 Ms. Basketball honoree after leading the Rocks to a Sectional Final, just two wins shy of a berth in the state finals.

Edwardsville guard Mark Smith is the 2017 Mr. Basketball honoree after a breakout senior season that saw him lead Edwardsville to a Sectional championship.

Click here to read the Tribune's announcement story.

Check back soon for Tribune feature stories on Beal and Smith.