Friday, March 17, 2006

Great Basin honors top girls

All-League cagers


Great Basin Conference West champion and State 4A tournament third-place finisher Burley (21-4) led the list of All-Conference players when the 2005-06 girls' basketball team was named Monday.

Two Wood River High School players, sophomore Lauren Morgenthaler and junior Kristen Miniard, earned mention on the teams.

"Player of the Year," was Burley's 5-10 junior Jessica Brice. Top-seeded Burley beat Jerome 38-37 in the Great Basin title game, then downed Preston 46-38 in the conference finale. At state, Burley beat Skyview 34-29, lost to state runner-up Moscow and downed Lakeland 39-30 for third place.

First team: Nicole Tolman (Burley 5-10 sophomore); Lindzie Kulm (Jerome 5-8 junior); Sarah Schenk (Minico junior); Kandace Dalton (Burley 5-10 senior); and Lindsay Williams (Jerome 5-10 junior).

Second team: Lauren Morgenthaler (WR 6-2 sophomore); McKel Baker (Burley 5-7 junior); Dani Ramirez (Minico junior); Megan Parrish (Jerome 5-10 sophomore); and Ashley Elsensohn (Burley 5-7 senior).

Honorable mention: Kristen Miniard (WR 5-4 junior); Celeste Robins (Burley 5-4 senior) Mary Fennell (Minico 6-1 senior); Kari Green (Jerome 5-2 junior); and Tia Short (Minico junior).

Wood River coach Brent Carnduff has released his team's final 2005-06 statistics.

Morgenthaler led the way in scoring (10.9 ppg, 239 points) and rebounding (154 rebounds, 13 blocked shots). Second in scoring was Miniard (164 points, 7.5 ppg, 33 3-pointers). Miniard is currently #3 all-time on Wood River's 3-point shooting list with 44 trifectas.

Top players by category:

Scoring per game—Morgenthaler 10.9 ppg, Miniard 7.5 ppg, Jamie Stone 4.9 ppg. Free throws—Jamie Stone 42-of-85, Miniard 18-of-29, Hannah Ward 15-of-26. Total rebounds—Morgenthaler 154, Jamie Stone 100 and Casey Vegwert 90.

Assists—Hannah Ward 48, Miniard 36, Jordan Scanlon 18. Steals—Jamie Stone 22, Ward 20, Miniard 17. Blocked shots—Morgenthaler 13, Ward 8, LeighAndra Roberts 5.




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