March 15, 2007

Lady Tigers Earn Three Spots On All-Conference Teams

As the basketball season winds down, typically fans, coaches and teammates bid farewell to the year’s crop of seniors. That was not necessarily the case for the Tri-Rivers Conference. The league bid adieu to only a handful of upperclassmen when the all-conference honors were announced last week.

One senior did go out with a bang. Courtney Shuman of Clark County was named as the league’s most valuable player. She was the lone senior on the first team.

Teammate Amanda Winter, a junior, made it a pair of tandems on the top squad as Putnam County also had a duo named to the first team, junior Brittany Cassiday and sophomore Katie Steele.

Joining them on the first team were juniors Dalyn Collins of Brookfield, Tahnee Poe of Schuyler County and Kirsten Johnston of Scotland County.

Johnston led the Lady Tigers (9-16) scoring 14.0 points a game. She made a team-best 30 three pointers and was tops on the squad with 91 steals and 48 assists.

Clark County’s Phillip Klett and Putnam County’s Mike Schmidli split the coach of the year honors.

The second team had a bit more age, but still just four of the 13 honors went to seniors led by Brookfield’s Katie Sensitch. She was joined by teammate Kellie Alexander, a junior.

Both Clark County and Schuyler County had three girls named to the second team. The Lady Indians honored were Kinzie Hopp (senior), Kassidy Shuman (junior) and Daryle Goldie (junior). Nicole Winkler (Senior), Tara Verkuilen (junior) and Jackie Roberts (junior) were the Lady Rams to earn awards.

The rest of the second team consisted of Whitney Schnelle (senior) and Carly Bohle (freshman) of Milan, Amanda Woods (sophomore) Knox County, Hilary Mason (sophomore) Putnam County and Jessica Bair (junior) SCR-I.

Bair averaged 8.4 points and a team-high 5.0 rebounds per game for the Lady Tigers.

Named to the honorable mention all-conference list were Amber Olinger, a senior from Brookfield, Jillian Yoder (sophomore) and Robin Bichsel (junior) of North Shelby, Kaitlin Stump, a freshman from Schuyler County, and Trisha Harvey, a senior from SCR-I.

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