Here is a closer look at the 2017-18 Girls All-County Basketball second team:
Stats: 11.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, shot 72 percent from the free-throw line (63-of-87).
Honors: All-Southeast Conference (honorable mention).
Lowdown: A second-team selection as a sophomore, the Carthage recruit returned to the second team after being an honorable mention pick as a junior. “Kelsey had the ability to dominate the low post area at times this season against opponents we played,” Tremper coach Rod Gross said.
Stats: 11.8 points, 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 37 3-pointers, shot 77 percent from the free-throw line (46-of-60).
Honors: All-Southeast Conference (third team).
Lowdown: The junior made the jump to the second team after earning honorable mention a year ago. Scored in double figures in 13 of 14 SEC games (14.3 ppg). “Ayanna was our most consistent player this season on both ends of the floor,” Tremper coach Rod Gross said. “An excellent ball handler who has a great understanding of the game. A floor leader in a quiet way that our players looked up to all season.”
Stats: 13.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.6 steals.
Honors: All-Metro Classic Conference (second team).
Lowdown: The sophomore came on strong at the end of the season, averaging 18.5 points in her last six games, including 26 points and 10 rebounds (her seventh double-double) in a regional final defeat to Big Foot. “Lauren started to find her role as a leader this season,” Shoreland coach Holly Bahr said. “She was more consistent in her shooting and ball handling. Lauren is a hard-working player dripping with athleticism. I am excited to work with Lauren in the coming years.”
Stats: 11.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 37 3-pointers, shot 80 percent from the free-throw line (48-of-60).
Honors: All-Metro Classic Conference (honorable mention).
Lowdown: In her second varsity season, the sophomore stepped up her game, scoring in double figures 15 times. “Katie has not only gotten better with her shooting, she has become someone who can also get to the basket and finish,” St. Joseph coach Lynell Collins said. “Katie is a two-year starter who has become one of the leaders of our team.”
Stats: 9.6 points, 6.0 rebounds.
Honors: All-Southern Lakes Conference (second team).
Lowdown: A repeat second-team selection, the senior scored in double figures 13 times, including nine times in conference play. “Morgan took over in games when we needed her,” Wilmot coach Jerod Boyd said. “She led our team in blocks and was a big presence in the paint. She has great defensive footwork and a great team defender.”
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