Mid-Illini Conference Championships

1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1996,

2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

IHSA Regional Championships

1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

IHSA Sectional Championships

2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

IHSA State Finals

2007-4th Place, 2013-4th Place, 2015 State Champions, 2016 State Champions!

 

 
 
 Sports Journalist Dave Kindred's book "MIGHTY IN HEART", which chronicles the Lady Potters incredible 2014-15 State Championship season, is available at the following locations for $10.00
 
Eli's Coffee, 205 W Jefferson St., Morton
Grimm's Inc., 140 S Main St., Morton
 
You can also order the book here and have it shipped to you for a total cost of $14.00
 

There will come a time when WINTER

 

asks what you did all SUMMER!

 

Tuesday, May 31

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Shooting/Offensive Skill Development Camp 1-2:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Camp 2:45-4:15

Wednesday, June 1

ALL LEVELS- Shooting/Offensive Skill Development Camp 1-2:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Camp 2:45-4:15

Thursday, June 2

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Shooting/Offensive Skill Development Camp 1-2:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Camp 2:45-4:15

Varsity @ Galesburg Summer League TBA

Friday, June 3

ALL LEVELS- Shooting/Offensive Skill Development Camp 1-2:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Camp 2:45-4:15

Monday, June 6

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 3-4:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 1-3

 Freshmen @ Metamora High School Freshmen League 5pm and 6pm

Tuesday, June 7

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 3-4:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 1-3

Sophomores @ East Peoria High School Sophomore League TBA

Wednesday, June 8

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 3-4:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 1-3

Varsity @ ICC Varsity League TBA

Thursday, June 9

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 3-4:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 1-3

Friday, June 10

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 3-4:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 1-3

Varsity and JV @ Illinois Wesleyan Shootout TBA

Saturday, June 11

Varsity and JV @ Illinois Wesleyan Shootout TBA

Monday, June 13

Freshmen @ Metamora High School Freshmen League 5pm and 6pm

Tuesday, June 14

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM Morton Junior High

Sophomores @ East Peoria High School Sophomore League TBA

Varsity @ Morton High School vs UHIGH/ROCHESTER 5-7:30pm

Wednesday, June 15

Varsity @ ICC Varsity League TBA

Thursday, June 16

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM Morton Junior High

Saturday, June 18

Varsity @ Mahomet Bulldog Shootout TBA

Sunday, June 19

Varsity @ Mahomet Bulldog Shootout TBA

Monday, June 20

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 11-12:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 9-11AM

 Freshmen @ Metamora High School Freshmen League 5pm and 6pm

Tuesday, June 21

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 11-12:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 9-11AM

 Sophomores @ East Peoria High School Sophomore League TBA

Wednesday, June 22

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 11-12:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 9-11AM

Varsity @ ICC Varsity League TBA

Thursday, June 23

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 11-12:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 9-11AM

Friday, June 24

ALL LEVELS- Team Camp 11-12:30 MHS (Sign up at Morton Park District)

Varsity Players work Grades 1-8 Fundamental Camp 9-11AM

Monday, June 27

Freshmen @ Metamora High School Freshmen League 5pm and 6pm

Tuesday, June 28

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

Sophomores @ East Peoria High School Sophomore League TBA

Varsity @ Morton High School vs UHIGH/ROCK ISLAND 5-7:30pm

Wednesday, June 29

Varsity @ ICC Varsity League TBA

Thursday, June 30

ALL LEVELS- Open Gym 6:15-7:30AM MHS

Monday, July 11

Freshmen @ Metamora High School Freshmen League Tourney TBA

 

 

 

POTTERDOMINATION

Back-II-Back

Class 3A State Champions!!

 

Click Here to read David Kindred's latest blog on the Lady Potters' Championship night.

On Sunday, March 6th, the Lady Potters will be recognized for their amazing accomplishment with a parade through the community of Morton at 12:15pm, followed by a celebration at Morton High School at approximately 1pm.  Please come by and greet your 2016 State Champions as we applaud their efforts and get a close up look at the shiny new hardware they are bringing home!  Go Potters!!!

REDBIRD!!!

Morton Lady Potters are headed back to the

Final Four!

 

 

 

   

 

 

Showing the grit, determination and composure that has become the identity of this year's team, the Morton Lady Potters (31-3) win their second straight Super-Sectional Championship over a tough and experienced Burlington Central squad (26-5).  In what will be the Lady Potters' 3rd trip to the Final Four in the last four years, #1 Morton will face-off against #2 Morgan Park (29-4) on Friday, March 4th (1:45pm), at Redbird Arena.  The winner advancing to the State Championship game on March 5th.

 

Once again, the Lady Potters fans showed why they are the #1 fans in the State of Illinois and came out in large numbers to cheer the team to victory and were a big factor in the win! Thanks to everyone for making the trip to Bureau Valley High School and we hope you bring the noise to Redbird Arena on Friday as there is still work to be done.

 

Elite 8 Bound -  Morton Lady Potters

are 2016 Sectional Champions!!

The Morton Lady Potters are headed to their 2nd Super-Sectional in as many years, after taking the Galesburg Sectional Championship on February 25, 2016.  This 42-35 victory marked their 3rd win of the season over Mid-Illini rival Washington.  This is the

4th Sectional Championship in the last 5 years. Outstanding fan support and tremendous teamwork helped spark the team back to the Elite 8! 

 

The Lady Potters advance to the Manlius Super-Sectional at Bureau Valley High School on Monday, February 29, 2016, where they will face Burlington Central.  Game time is 7:00pm. Please come cheer them on as the Morton Lady Potters will make their bid to get back to Redbird Arena!

 

Morton Lady Potters are 2016

Regional Champions!!!

The Morton Lady Potters captured the Bloomington Regional Championship

by defeating Peoria Notre Dame 40 - 33 on February 18, 2016.  This is their

10th Regional Championship in the last 12 years. Congrats Ladies!  They advance

to the Galesburg Sectional Semi-Final game on Monday, February 22, 2016

vs. the winner of Fairbury Prairie  Central and Metamora.  Game time is at

7:30pm and will be played at Galesburg High School.

Morton Lady Potters clinch Mid-Illini Conference Championship on SENIOR NIGHT!

The Morton Lady Potters and a large crowd of fans honored Seniors Chandler Ryan, Baylee Fogal, Kayla McCormick and Jadison Wharram in their last home game at the Potterdome on Tuesday, February 9th.  There were some tears and a lot of applause and smiles as these four great seniors were recognized with their parents on this special night.

Click Here to see the Senior Night video that celebrates

the careers of these four fabulous players.

(Directed & Produced by Jed Wharram)

The Lady Potters (25-3) also took care of business by defeating Canton (22-5) 54-45 to clinch their 8th Mid-Illini Conference Championship in the last 12 years!

   

 

Pink Night 2016

Pink Night 2016 was a tremendous success as the Morton Lady Potters raised $1,500.00
to support Pediatric Oncology research (via Carly Crocker's UI Dance Marathon Team)
and Proton Radiation research on behalf of Coach Kristen Friedrich.

 

Thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who donated monetary gifts and items for the silent auction and the Morton Lady Potter volunteers that helped make the event possible.  Also, thank you to the fans,the Morton Pep Band, 6th Grade Morton Heat Team, and Hula Hoop Extraordinaire Katrina Apke for coming out and supporting the Lady Potters and cheered them to a resounding 51-25 victory over the Dunlap Eagles.

 Click here to see more pictures and details and our sponsors for this special event!

 

The Morton Lady Potters are your 2016

Martin Luther King/Galesburg Tournament Champions!!!

With a strong field of IHSA Class 3A and 4A teams to contend with (including Prairie Central, U-High, Peoria High, Quincy Notre Dame & the Galesburg Silver Streaks-AP #3), the Lady Potters battled to bring home the Championship. Job well done!

Congratulations Lady Potters!

                                           

                      (Collecting Buckets at MLK)                                       (Breakfast of Champions)

The Morton Lady Potters have a new member in the 1,000 Point Club!!!

 

Congratulations to Brandi Bisping

for scoring her 1,000th point vs. Canton on January 5th, 2016!

 Brandi becomes the 12th Lady Potter in school history, and 2nd Bisping, to join the Lady Potters 1,000 Point Club. Brandi's sister, Assistant Coach Brooke Bisping, is the other. Brandi was awarded a ceremonial 1,000 point game ball by Coach Becker prior to the Lady Potters game versus East Peoria above.

   

The Lady Potters are spreading a little Christmas Cheer. 

See their rendition of Jingle Bells:

(Click Picture for mp4 video - sound up!)

The Morton Lady Potters have an educated eye
watching and cheering them on!

The renowned sports journalist, Mr. Dave Kindred has only missed a handful of Lady Potters games since he first started coming five years ago.  Since moving back to the area after spending the last 45 years traveling the globe in search of yet another sports story, Dave has found comfort in being a "fan".   He isn't sure how many times he had to repeat the line "I'm not a fan, I'm a writer" throughout his career.  Being a fan can cloud the objectivity of capturing those wonderful sports stories we often read.  But now, Dave feels at peace with just enjoying Morton Lady Potters basketball.

Click here to read Dave Kindred's stories on SportsonEarth.com

Click here to read more about Dave Kindred and his Morton Lady Potters commentary.

Dave will also be posting each blog on his facebook page 

As Dave points out in a recent interview, 
"There’s something to be said about the purity of simply playing
hard without having millions of dollars on the line."
Click here to read the story! 
Latest post March 5th, 2016.
 
 
2015-2016 Varsity Schedule
2015 - 2016 Lady Potters Varsity Schedule... 

Current Record; 33W/3L,  13W/1L Conf. (2016 State Champs!!)

Day                Date               Time Opponent Location Contest Type Result
Monday        11/24              7:00pm Chatham-Glenwood Morton High School Non Conf Game W 70 - 48
Friday            11/27            11:45am Normal Community Morton High School Tournament W 55 - 39
Friday            11/27             5:00pm Richwoods Morton High School Tournament W 56 - 33
Saturday        11/28           11:45am Althoff Catholic Morton High School Tournament W 59 - 20
Saturday        11/28             5:00pm Moline Morton High School Tournament W 69 - 32
Thursday       12/03             7:00pm Metamora Metamora High School Conference Game W 51 - 36
Tuesday        12/08             7:00pm Bloomington Morton High School Non Conf Game W 85 - 50
Thursday       12/10             7:00pm Limestone Morton High School Conference Game W 61 - 32
Tuesday        12/15             7:00pm Dunlap Dunlap High School Conference Game W 74 - 37
Saturday        12/19             5:00pm Pekin Morton High School Conference Game W 50 - 41
Monday         12/28             6:00pm Champaign Cent Normal Community HS SFHC Tournament W 71 - 35
Tuesday         12/29            4:30pm N. Lawndale (Chi) U.S. Cellular Colliseum SFHC Tournament L 46 - 484OT
Tuesday         12/29             9:30am  Normal U-High Normal Community HS SFHC Tournament W 42 - 41
Tuesday         12/31            3:30pm Springfield High Normal West HS SFHC Tournament W 59 - 48
Tuesday         01/05            7:00pm Canton Alice Ingersoll Gym, Canton Conference Game W 50 - 47
Friday            01/08              7:00pm East Peoria Morton High School Conference Game W 52 - 37
Tuesday         01/12             7:00pm Washington Morton High School Conference Game W 53 - 44
Friday            01/15             7:00pm Metamora Morton High School Conference Game W 46 - 32
Saturday        01/16            9:30am Prairie Central Morton High School MLK Tournament W 54 - 28
Saturday        01/16            1:30pm Normal U-High Morton High School MLK Tournament W 36 - 32
Monday          01/18            6:00pm Peoria Central Morton High School MLK Tournament W 53 - 34
Friday             01/22            7:00pm East Peoria East Peoria High School Conference Game L 35 - 37
Saturday        01/23           9:30am Quincy Notre Dame Galesburg High School (FH) MLK Tournament L 42 - 47
Saturday        01/23           3:00pm   Galesburg Galesburg High School MLK Tournament W 59 - 57
Tuesday        01/26            7:00pm Dunlap Morton High School Conference Game W 51 - 25
Saturday       01/30              6:30pm Pekin Pekin High School Conference Game W 57 - 49
Friday            02/05              5:30pm Limestone Limestone High School Conference Game W 57 - 29
Tuesday        02/09             7:00pm Canton Morton High School Conference Game W 54 - 45
Thursday      02/11             7:00pm Washington Washington High School Conference Game W 45 - 37
 

2016  IHSA State Tournament

Day                Date               Time Opponent Location Contest Type Result
Tuesday         2/16              6:00pm Normal U-High Bloomington High School Regional - 2nd Round W 36 - 25
Thursday        2/18              7:00pm Peoria Notre Dame Bloomington High School Regional - Final W 40 - 33
Monday          2/22              7:30pm Prairie Central Galesburg High School Sectional - Semi Final W 46 - 29
Thursday        2/25              7:00pm Washington Galesburg High School Sectional - Final W 42 - 35
Monday           2/29              7:00pm Burlington Central Manlius (Bureau Valley) Super Sectional W 34 - 29
Friday               3/4               1:45pm Morgan Park Redbird Arena (ISU) State Semi-Final W 54 - 39
Saturday           3/5               1:45pm North Lawndale Redbird Arena (ISU) State Final W 58 - 41
 
 
Morton Lady Potters go LIVE!
Can't make it to a Lady Potters game?  Tune in to Comcast Channel 20 or iTV3 Channel 21 LIVE (from within the Morton area)   Hosts Lynn Rudin (left) and Deidre Ripka (right) offer play by play and their commentary and analysis throughout the broadcast.  Both Deidre and Lynn have a true love for girls basketball and a knowledge of the game which comes through in their broadcasts.  Previous games are also re-broadcasted on Comcast Channel 20 and itv3 channel 21 check the schedule for dates and times.
You can also stream games live and from the on demand library here.
 
 Meet the staff... (Click on Coaches name for their bio...)
 
Coach Bob Becker
Head Coach;
Lady Potters
Varsity team
Coach Bill Davis
Head Coach;
Lady Potters
Sophomore Team
Coach Megan Hasler
Head Coach;
Lady Potters
Freshmen team
  
Coach Brooke Bisping
Assistant Coach
Lady Potters
Brian Newman
The Voice of the
Lady Potters
 
 
     
 Meet the 2015-2016 Varsity team (click on player's name for bio)...
 
Ever wonder how the Potters got their name?
Click here for a time line of the Potter name and mascot.
WARNING!  This is a work in progress and subject to change. 
If you have factual information about the Potter name and mascot, please email us.
 
 
Thank you to Mr. Johnson (Principle of Morton High School), Mr. Prichard (Athletic Director of Morton High School)
and the staff at the Morton Public Library for their help in researching this information.

 

 
 
Now you can order customized Lady Potter gear and a percentage of your sale goes back to Morton Girls Basketball!

Celebrating 43 years of Title IX !  June 23, 1972,
37 words that changed history!
 
It was a small part of the Equal Opportunity in Education Act, signed by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,
be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity,
receiving federal financial assistance."
 
Thank you Mr. President!

 
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