March 19, 2009

Caldwell, Cotton Honored by Tri-Rivers Coaches

A perfect 7-0 league record helped Putnam County land four top awards when the Tri-Rivers Conference announced its post season awards for girls basketball last week.

The Lady Midgets were unbeaten in league play earning Mike Schmidli the coach of the year honors.

The Lady Midgets Katie Steele, a senior, was a unanimous selection for first-team all-conference. But it was Schuyler Countys Kaitlin Stump, a junior, who took home league most valuable player honors.

Rounding out the first-team all-conference were Tessa Ramer, a senior from Knox County; Brooke Wheeler, a junior from Clark County; Jill Fletcher, a senior from Brookfield; and Carly Bohle, a junior from Milan.

The Lady Midgets had a pair of honorees on the second team as well, while the second place league teams, Clark County and Knox County, had a second player named among the league elite. Seniors Hilary Mason and Jamie Mullinix were honored for Putnam County while junior Lorrie Peters of Knox County and junior Cady Flood of Clark County also made the second-team. Joining them was Scotland Countys Kailtin Caldwell.

The SCR-I senior averaged 9.5 points and a team-best 6.3 rebounds per contest.

The third team consisted of Stephanie March, a senior from Schuyler County; Brooke Harrington, a senior from Brookfield; Melissa Cotton, a senior from Scotland County; Jillian Yoder, a senior from North Shelby; and Britni Bertelli, a senior from Clark County.

Cotton led the Lady Tigers with a 9.9 scoring average, sinking a team best 37 3-pointers on the season, while shooting 30% from behind the arc.

The final standings saw Putnam County (7-0) on top ahead of Clark County and Knox County with 5-2 records. Schuyler County and Brookfield both finished with 4-3 marks while Scotland County was sixth with a 2-5 record. Rounding out the standings were North Shelby (1-6) and Milan (0-7).

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