Six from county make All-MBC hoops teamsThe 2011-12 All-Middle Border Conference boys and girls basketball teams set themselves nicely in patterns of three for Pierce County players.
The 2011-12 All-Middle Border Conference boys and girls basketball teams set themselves nicely in patterns of three for Pierce County players.
The first teams features three players from Pierce County, as does the second teams and three more players received honorable mention from each.
Making the first team Boys are seniors Billy Brookshaw for Prescott and
Lemoine Steffen for Ellsworth. Making the first team Girls is junior Cassie Murphy.
Ellsworth’s Lydia Kuhl made the second team for girls while EHS senior Travis Kroll made the second team for boys’ Also on the second team for boys is Prescott senior Mike Lytle.
Receiving honorable mention for girls is PHS senior Mary Kate Pryor and Ellsworth senior Halle Hatch. Prescott’s Nick Jacobsen received honorable mention on the boys’ side.
This was the first time in a long while the all-conference squad was split into first and second teams. There were no repeaters from the girls squad from last season. Brookshaw, Durand junior Jake Weber and Baldwin-Woodville senior Ryan Benoy made the all-league squad a year ago and made the first team in 2012. B-W senior Tyler Heitman made the All-MBC in 2011 and wound up on the second team.
Also making the first team Boys in 2012 were New Richmond senior Dalton Sabby, and Somerset sophomore Elmore Gelin.
Making the first team for girls are Durand sophomore Lexara Harmon, Osceola senior Madison Johnson, B-W freshman Maddie Kulow, Amery junior Courtney Pinger and New Richmond sophomore Sydney Kannel. Pinger received honorable mention last season.
The MBC Coach of the Year for boys’ was Scott Benoy of Baldwin-Woodville and New Richmond’s Rick Montreal, for the second season in a row. The MBC girls Coach of the Year was NR’s Jeff Kanewischer. Player of the Year for the boys was Ryan Benoy and for the girls Lexara Harmon.