The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) has released their selections for the 25 player all state team. This team is selected regardless of class or size of school. Wabash senior Claire Cromer has been selected as a first team nomination.
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|FIRST TEAM ALL STATE|
|Micahal Miller||Michigan City|
|Riley Popplewell||South Central (Union Mills)|
|Lindsey Kusbel||Lake Central|
|Deja Wimby||Fort Wayne Snider|
|Tyasha Harris||Heritage Christian|
|Peyton Fallis||Heritage Christian|
|Sydney Hall||Heritage Christian|
|Ali Patberg||Columbus North|
|Sydney Shelton||Mt. Vernon (Fortville)|
|Jayla Scaife||Muncie Central|
|Madison Wise||Greenfield Central|
|Maliah Howard-Bass||Columbus North|
|Zuriel Sanders||Evansville Central|
|Madison Kaiser||Floyd Central|
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|SECOND TEAM ALL STATE|
|Maria Steiner||Culver Girls Academy|
|Brook Sterkowitz||Hanover Central|
|Kennedy Archer||Franklin Central|
|Debie Gedeon||Columbus North|
|Allie McCool||East Central|
|Eve Galbreath||Switzerland County|
|Paige Littrell||Columbus North|
|Jenee Goodwin||Vincennes Lincoln|
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|THIRD TEAM ALL STATE|
|Tara Zlotkowski||Lake Central|
|Victoria Styer||Culver Girls Academy|
|Chelsea Rogers||Ft. Wayne South Side|
|Cameron Cardenas||Beech Grove|
|Maleha Motter||Danville Community|
|Macee Williams||Fountain Central|
|Allison Schofield||Heritage Christian|
|Sheyanne Street||Columbus North|
|Brooke Todd||Switzerland County|
|Claire Volpenhein||East Central|
|Elle Williams||Columbus North|
|Brittany Parker||Perry Central|
|Brooke Ebbing||Brownstown Central|
Wabash senior Claire Cromer and Northfield junior Payton Thomson have been selected to the IBCA/SUBWAY All State teams.
Cromer was selected to the Senior Small School All-State (players from 1A-2A schools), while Thomson made the Underclass Small School All-State (players from 1A-2A schools).
All IBCA-member head coaches have the opportunity to nominate top players from schools in the traditional regional structure of the non-class tournament format. Representatives from each of those 16 regional areas, plus six district representatives (two each from IHSAA Districts 1, 2 and 3), then meet to review those nominations, vote and finalize the selections.
Wabash 5/6 grade girls basketball played back to back nights, Monday and Tuesday, this week. Wabash took on Marion Justice on Monday night. Justice won the 6th grade game 32-19. Nicole Gunderman had 10 points for the Apaches, Alivia Short scored 7 points, and Lena Cordes added 2 points. The 5th grade team lost to Justice 1-26. Kaydence Collins had the lone point. On Tuesday night, the Apaches took on Tippy Valley. Wabash 6th grade lost 22-20. Alivia Short had 14 points. Nicole Gunderman, Sierra Hall, and Isabelle Davis each scored 2 points. The 5th grade team lost to Valley 6-18. Ashley Province, Kendra Wiles, and Brooklynn Westendorf each scored 2 points for the Apaches. Both teams take on Riverview on Thursday in their final game of the season.
Arie Kennedy (Northfield)
Payton Thomson (Northfield)
Alexa Holland (Rochester)
Becky Malchow (Rochester)
Brooke Elliott (Southwood)
Caylie Teel (Tipp Valley)
Meredith Brouyette (Tipp Valley)
Anna Secrest (Tipp Valley)
Claire Cromer (Wabash)
Sarah Puckett (Wabash)
Aly Reiff (Whitko)
Brianna Cumberland (Whitko)
Honorable Mention All Conference
Drew Thompson (Manchester)
Cierra Carter (Mnachester)
Jacklyn Peas (Northfield)
Sammy Tims (North Miami)
Keaton Stesiak (Rochester)
Ali Larkin (Rochester)
Katie Stouffer (Southwood)
Haley Heath (Southwood)
Below is a list of Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 senior girls basketball players for 2014-2015 as compiled by Garry H. Donna, publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine. These girls were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide.
Eight players that participated in the 2015 IHSAA State Finals highlight the list of the Top 60 invitees‹ Josie Fisher (Homestead) and Ali Patberg (Columbus North) from AAAA, Darby Maggard and Katherine Smith (Fort Wayne Canterbury), Peyton Fallis, Sydney Hall and Allison Schofield (Heritage Christian) from AA as well as Olivia Carroll (Barr-Reeve) from Class A.
The Top 60 Senior Workout includes six of the state¹s top senior scorers‹ Patberg (25.7 ppg), Michal Miller, Michigan City (25.5), Laurhen Pickett, Twin Lakes (25.1), Claire Cromer, Wabash (22.6), Samantha Dewey, Triton Central (22) and Stephanie Sherwood, Evansville Memorial (21.1).
Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted all season and throughout the state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine¹s Top 60.
Two sessions of the 34th annual Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA on Sunday, March 15th on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis.
Thirty-two girls of the Top 60, primarily from northern and southern Indiana, will participate in the first session (1:00-3:00 pm EST). The remaining 32 girls of the Top 60, primarily from central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30-5:30 pm EST).
Six-time state champion coach Rick Risinger (Heritage Christian) will direct both sessions. Three other outstanding Indiana girls’ high school coaches from the IBCA have been selected to join the 2015 Top 60 staff ‹ Eric Kundich (East Chicago Central), Brittany Maners (Evansville Central) and Casey Pohlenz (Richmond).
Both sessions are open to the public for admission fee of $7.00. Media can call (317) 925-8200 if interested in credentials for one or both sessions. The Top 60 girls follow.
It had been 20 years since the Manchester boys basketball team had won a sectional title and Saturday night they had a shot at breaking the drought against Oak Hill at Oak Hill. The Squires defeated the Eagles 65-53 back on November 29th at Oak Hill and defeating a team on their home floor twice in a season would be a chore.
As expected the game was a knock down drag out with neither team leading by more than 6 points the entire game. There were 10 lead changes and 14 ties as Oak Hill knocked off the Squires 67-63 in double overtime.
Down 5-2 the Squires would take their first lead when Chase Fierstos drained a three pointer, then converted a three point play to put Manchester up 8-5. Chainey Zolamn made it 10-7 before Oak Hill would end the quarter on a 9-0 run to grab a 16-10 lead after one.
Manchester would score the first four points of the second quarter on two Fierstos free throws and a bucket from Cameron Brandenburg to close the gap to 16-14 as the two teams battled for momentum. Down 22-18 the Squires would knot the score at 22 when Chainey Zolman drained a three followed by a David McAtee free throw. Oak Hill would answer with a bucket before Fierstos hit a long ball followed by a Keelan Norwood bucket to give the Squires a 27-24, then stretched the lead to 30-25 on another Fierstos three. Oak Hill would score the final four points of the quarter as Manchester led 30-29 at the half.
In the third the Squires got two buckets from Zolman, one being a three and a deuce from Fierstos to lead 37-33 when Oak Hill made a 6-0 run to grab a 39-37 lead. Again Fierstos would hit to knot the score before the Eagles scored the last point with 1:07 left to lead 40-39 after three.
The fourth quarter would start with David McAtee nailing a three to put Manchester up 42-40 and had a 44-42 lead after another McAtee bucket when Oak Hill scored five straight to take the lead back at 47-44. The Squires trailed 50-48 when McAtee hit two free throws with 3:12 remaining to tie the score at 50 and tied the game again at 52 on a Fierstos bucket. After a couple failed possessions by Oak Hill the Squires had the ball with 17.7 on the clock with a chance to win the game. After working for a shot, the Eagles blocked the attempt and we were headed for overtime.
A minute in to overtime the Squires would grab a 54-52 lead on two Fierstos free throws, but the Eagles answered. Fierstos gave Manchester their second lead with two more free throws that Oak Hill answered with two free throws to make it 56-56. With 40 seconds left David McAtee hit to put the Squires up 58-56, but Oak Hill scored with 20.6 remaining to give the Squires a second chance to win it at the buzzer. The Chainey Zolman shot just missed and it was overtime number two.
Oak Hill would get the first bucket of the second overtime with Fierstos quickly answering to make it 60-60. Again Oak Hill would score, but this time Chainey Zolman answered to tie the score at 62. Oak Hill would then convert a three point play with 1:18 left, giving them a 65-62 lead as the Squires missed their attempt to tie or cut the lead. Oak Hill called time out with 53.0 remaining and the Squire defense came up big, forcing a 5 second call to get the ball back. The Squires worked the clock to 37.8, calling time out to set up a play, missing the shot. The Squires would foul with 19.5 on the clock with the Eagles hitting one free throw for a 66-62 lead. The Squire offense would hurry, missing the first shot with David McAtee getting the rebound and drawing a foul with 5.7 on the clock. McAtee would hit one free throw to make it 66-63 and intentionally miss the second hoping for a rebound that the Eagles grabbed and the Squires fouling with 2.7 left. Oak Hill would hit one of the free throws as the Squires didn’t have enough time to make up the deficit in a 67-63 loss to the Eagles.
Leading Manchester was Chase Fierstos with 32 points. Chainey Zolman added 14, David McAtee 11, Keelan Norwood 2, Cameron Brandenburg 2, Koehl Fluke 2.
The Manchester and Southwood boys basketball teams were the last two county teams standing heading into Friday’s sectional semi final games at Oak Hill and they were playing each other. The two teams split during the regular season so the rubber match would decide who played for the sectional championship.
Leading by 7 after three quarters the Squires would use a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Knights for a 72-50 win.
Manchester got off to a quick 6-2 start on three Chase Fierstos buckets before a Carson Blair bucket made it 6-4. Braydon Sewell would then hit followed by a Koehl Fluke three to open an 11-4 lead for the Squires when Robbie Cole drained a three to cut the Manchester lead to four. David McAtee then answered with a three point play as the Squires built the lead back to 8 after a Fierstos free throw. Southwood would close the gap to 15-14 when a foul and a technical was called on the Squires. Carson Blair and Alex Harmon did the Knight scoring to close the gap. Koehl Fluke and Mathew Nose would trade three’s before Manchester got buckets from Chainey Zolman and Braydon Sewell to lead 22-17 after one.
Manchester would extend the lead back to 8 on a bucket from Zolman to start the second quarter before the Knights scored 5 of the next 7 points to make it 27-22. Manchester would answer the Southwood rally with an 8-0 run that started with a McAtee bucket and ended with a layup from Sewell to make it 35-22. The Knights then got a bucket from Alex Harmon and a three point play from Carson Blair to make it 35-27, but once again the Squires answered getting buckets from Fluke and Cameron Brandenburg before the horn to lead 39-27 at the half.
Koehl Fluke would get the first bucket of the third quarter and the Squires led 43-28 after a Zolman bucket when the Knights found some momentum. Alex Harmon would hit a bucket that started a 10-0 run. Robbie Cole, Noah Kirk and Carson Blair all had points during the run as the Knights closed the gap to 43-38. Brandin Frazier would sandwich a bucket between David McAtee and Fluke as Manchester led 47-40 with a quarter to go.
Keelan Norwood made it 49-40 to start the fourth quarter when the Knights would cut into the lead again. Brandin Frazier hit followed by a free throw each from Harmon and Cole to make it 49-44. Koehl Fluke would answer with a bucket followed by a Chainey Zolman three to get the lead back to 54-44 and led 54-46 when the floodgates opened for the Squires. Koehl Fluke would hit four straight free throws that ignited a 14-0 run by Manchester that put the game away with 1:16 on the clock, leading 68-46 before going on to the 72-50 final.
Leading Manchester was Koehl Fluke with 19 points. Chainey Zolman added 12, David McAtee 11, Keelan Norwood 8, Chase Fiestos 7, Braydon Sewell 6, Cameron Brandenburg 5, Levi Hicks 2, Branden Scott 2.
For Southwood Carson Blair led with 14 points. Alex Harmon added 9, Noah Kirk 7, Robbie Cole 7, Brandin Frazier 6, Peyton Trexler 4, Mathew Nose 3.
Manchester will meet Oak Hill in the championship Saturday at 7:30. The Golden Eagles defeated Lewis Cass 61-55.