Basketball: Area players earn all-conference honors


Jackson Center’s Reichert, Fort Loramie’s Hoelscher named SCAL POYs

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Sidney sophomore guard Allie Stockton drives down the lane with pressure from Troy’s Elise McCann during the second half of a Miami Valley League game on Feb. 3 at the Trojan Activities Center in Troy. Stockton was named first team all-MVL for the second consecutive season.

Sidney sophomore guard Allie Stockton drives down the lane with pressure from Troy’s Elise McCann during the second half of a Miami Valley League game on Feb. 3 at the Trojan Activities Center in Troy. Stockton was named first team all-MVL for the second consecutive season.


Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Center senior forward Aidan Reichert dribbles down the lane between Anna’s Ben Kovacs and Isaiah Masteller during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Dec. 29 in Anna. Reichert was named the SCAL player of the year for the second consecutive season.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Area conferences released their all-star teams last month after the completion of regular-season play, and many Shelby County and other area athletes earned recognition.

Miami Valley League

• Boys basketball

Sidney senior forward Avante Martin was named first team all-MVL after averaging a double-double of 13.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. Martin, who is 6-foot-2, also averaged five assists, 2.6 steals and two blocks per game.

Junior guard Devin Taborn was named second team while senior guard Cam Vordemark was named honorable mention. Taborn averaged 12.6 points per game while Vordemark averaged 12.1 points and 4.4 rebounds.

• Girls basketball

Sidney sophomore guard Allie Stockton was named first team all-MVL for the second consecutive season. She averaged 16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and two blocks per game.

Stockton could surpass 1,000 career points as a junior. She has amassed 685 career points in her first two seasons and has scored over 300 points each year.

Sophomore guard Lexee Brewer was also named first team. Brewer averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.2 steals per game.

Freshman guard Kiara Hudgins was named second team and senior forward Samantha Reynolds was named honorable mention. Hudgins averaged 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game and Reynolds averaged six points and eight rebounds per game.

Shelby County Athletic League

• Boys basketball

Jackson Center senior forward Aidan Reichert was named SCAL player of the year for the second consecutive season. Reichert, who signed with Mercyhurst University in November, averaged 19.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

Joining Reichert on first team were Anna junior guard McKane Finkenbine, Fort Loramie senior guard Caeleb Meyer and Botkins senior guard Jayden Priddy-Powell and junior forward Jacob Pleiman.

Finkenbine averaged 16.6 points, 7.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and three assists per game. Meyer averaged 12.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Priddy-Powell averaged 15 points, four assists and four rebounds per game. Pleiman averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks per game.

Anna senior forward Ben Kovacs and senior guard Isaiah Masteller, Fairlawn senior guard Skyler Piper, Botkins sophomore forward Carter Pleiman and Russia freshman guard Hayden Quinter were named second team.

Kovacs averaged 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while Masteller averaged 17.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Piper averaged 15.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Pleiman averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game. Quinter averaged 12.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Fairlawn senior Ashton Piper, Fort Loramie senior Grant Albers and sophomore Caleb Maurer, Houston senior Wyatt Kunk and Jackson Center senior Trevor Sosby and sophomores Jace Mullenhour and Camdyn Reese were named honorable mention.

• Girls basketball

Fort Loramie senior forward Kenzie Hoelscher was named the SCAL player of the year, besting teammate Dana Rose, who was named player of the year last year.

Hoelscher averaged 13.8 points, five rebounds, 3.5 steals and two assists per game for the Redskins. Rose, who was a first-team selection, averaged 11.3 points, six rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.2 assists per game.

Joining Hoelscher and Rose on first team were Anna senior guard Ella Doseck, Botkins junior guard Carmen Heuker and Russia sophomore forward Kate Sherman.

Doseck averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Heuker averaged 15.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.6 steals per game. Sherman averaged 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Fort Loramie senior guard Caitlyn Gasson, Houston junior guard Megan Maier, Fairlawn junior guard Lonna Heath, Anna junior guard Breann Reaman and Botkins senior guard Makenna Maurer were named second team.

Gasson averaged seven points, 4.3 assists, 3.1 steals and two rebounds per game. Maier averaged 9.6 points and 2.2 steals per game. Heath averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds and two steals per game. Reaman averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Anna junior Kayli Brewer, Fort Loramie seniors Corynn Heitkamp and Jadyn Puthoff, Russia senior Kendall Monnin and junior Ella Hoehne were named honorable mention.

Northwest Central Conference

• Boys basketball

Lehman Catholic senior guard Luke Frantz and Riverside senior guard John Zumberger were named first team all-NWCC. Frantz averaged 16.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Zumberger averaged 18 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Lehman junior forward Justin Chapman was named second team. He averaged 10.5 points and nine rebounds per game.

Lehman’s Michael McFarland and Landon McIver were named honorable mention as were Riverside’s Landon Stewart and Walker Whitaker.

• Girls basketball

Riverside’s Lauryn Sanford was named the NWCC player of the year. Sanford, a senior who split playing time between point guard and forward positions, averaged 14 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Joining Sanford on first team was senior guard Kirstin Schlumbohm. Lehman senior guard Anna Cianciolo was named second team, as was Riverside senior forward Olivia Perk. Cianciolo averaged 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Riverside coach Rod Yoder was named NWCC player of the year.

Midwest Athletic Conference

• Boys basketball

Minster senior center Justin Nixon was named the MAC player of the year. He averaged 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Joining Nixon on first team was senior guard Bryan Falk, New Bremen junior guard Reece Busse and Versailles junior guard Jaydon Litten.

Falk averaged 11.8 points per game while Busse averaged 13.1 and Litten averaged 14.1.

Minster junior forward Johnny Nixon and senior guard Eric Schmidt and Versailles sophomore forward Connor Stonebraker were named second team.

Nixon averaged 10 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while Schmidt averaged eight points and 3.1 assists. Stonebraker averaged 13.5 points per game.

Minster’s Brady Hoelscher, New Bremen’s Mitchell Hays and David Homan and Versailles’ Jared DeMange and Eli McEldowney were named honorable mention.

Minster coach Michael McClurg was named MAC coach of the year.

• Girls basketball

Minster senior guard Ivy Wolf wrapped her career with another MAC player of the year honor. She averaged 20.3 points per game along with 5.2 assists and 3.9 steals per game. She became the program’s all-time leading scorer this season and finished with 1,685 career points.

Joining Wolf on first team was senior guard Janae Hoying and New Bremen senior forward Elli Roetgerman. Hoying averaged 12 points and four steals per game while Roetgerman averaged 11.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Minster junior forward Ella Mescher, New Bremen senior guard Madison Cordonnier and junior forward Kaylee Freund and Versailles seniors Abby Stammen and Kate Griesdorn were named second team.

Minster’s Mason Pohl, New Bremen’s Katie Howell and Versailles’ Kaylee Braun were named honorable mention.

Minster coach Mike Wiss was named MAC coach of the year.

Sidney sophomore guard Allie Stockton drives down the lane with pressure from Troy’s Elise McCann during the second half of a Miami Valley League game on Feb. 3 at the Trojan Activities Center in Troy. Stockton was named first team all-MVL for the second consecutive season.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_BPB_6485-Edit-3.jpgSidney sophomore guard Allie Stockton drives down the lane with pressure from Troy’s Elise McCann during the second half of a Miami Valley League game on Feb. 3 at the Trojan Activities Center in Troy. Stockton was named first team all-MVL for the second consecutive season. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Center senior forward Aidan Reichert dribbles down the lane between Anna’s Ben Kovacs and Isaiah Masteller during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Dec. 29 in Anna. Reichert was named the SCAL player of the year for the second consecutive season.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_DSC_2323.jpgJackson Center senior forward Aidan Reichert dribbles down the lane between Anna’s Ben Kovacs and Isaiah Masteller during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Dec. 29 in Anna. Reichert was named the SCAL player of the year for the second consecutive season. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Jackson Center’s Reichert, Fort Loramie’s Hoelscher named SCAL POYs

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.

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