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2018-19 All-BCR Girls Basketball Team

First team
Saige Barnett

School: Bureau Valley

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-10/G

Barnett at a glance: The BCR Player of the Year showed high promise playing on her twin brother’s (Kale) travel boys teams and lived up to the hype. She zoomed over the 1,000 career scoring mark this season, becoming the Storm’s all-time leading scorer with 1,426 points. The unanimous TRAC East pick was the top gun in the area this year, averaging 16.4 ppg. She also led the Storm in assists (4.2), steals (3.1) and blocked shots (0.9) and averaged 4.5 rebounds from her guard position.

Emily Fordham

School: Bureau Valley

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-11/F

Fordham at a glance: Fordham overcame knee injuries as an underclassman to put together a solid varsity career for the Storm. The 5-11 senior forward provided the Storm with some inside thunder, averaging 13.5 ppg while leading the team in rebounding at 7.0 rpg. The southpaw shooter had a soft touch from both the field (an area best 55 percent) and free throw line (second best 70 percent). Fordham earned TRAC East Second Team honors.

Gabby Engelhaupt

School: Hall

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-6/F

Engelhaupt at a glance: Engelhaupt stepped into a starting position as a junior and helped the Lady Devils' regional reign continue with two more titles. The 5-6 forward mixed it up with the big girls inside, averaging a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game and averaging 7.9 ppg. She shot 46 percent from the field. Engelhaupt earned Second Team TRAC East All-Conference honors.

Hanah Hart

School: Hall

Year: Junior • Ht/Pos: 5-9/F

Hart at a glance: When the Lady Devils needed a big basket, the 5-9 forward was the one to get it for them. Hart averaged 14.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 1.3 assists, leading the Lady Devils to their fourth straight regional title and a berth in the sectional finals. She was a unanimous TRAC East All-Conference selection.

Maggie Sons

School: St. Bede

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-6/PG

Sons at a glance: While she’s best known for her softball game (heading to Div. I Akron University), Sons is a pretty big hit when it comes to basketball. She ran the Lady Bruins offense at point guard averaging 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals. Sons moved up to First Team TRAC East All-Conference as a unanimous selection.

Second team

Tori Bogatitus

School: Hall

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-4/PG

Bogatitus at a glance: The senior point guard was the glue of the Lady Devils’ offense for back-to-back regional champions, including this year’s sectional finalist. She drew the task of bringing the ball up court against the highest of pressure. Bogatitus had an area-best 121 assists (4.2) while averaging 2.9 ppg and 1.9 steals.

Jaclyn Cinotte

School: Hall

Year: Sophomore • Ht/Pos: 5-4/G

Cinotte at a glance: She was just a babe in arms when the Lady Devils last won their fourth-straight regional in 2006 with her dad as head coach. Now she’s contributing mightily as a starting guard. The Second Team TRAC East All-Conference pick averaged 12.5 ppg, and 2.3 steals and 1.1 assists. She will likely take over at point guard next year for Hall.

Kenzie Coleman

School: Princeton

Year: Junior • Ht/Pos: 5-5/G

Coleman at a glance: The junior guard contributed in many ways for the Tigresses. The Honorable Mention TRAC East pick was the leading scorer (8.1 ppg) and named as the team’s best defensive player (2.2 steals) and top free throw shooter (63 percent). Coleman’s contributions will only grow next year as she will be the only returning senior for the Tigresses.

Naomi Ochuba

School: St. Bede

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 6-1/C

Ochuba at a glance: The 6-1 senior has made her presence known for the Lady Bruins varsity the past three seasons. She was their top scorer (8.0 ppg) and the area’s leading rebounder (7.1) this year. The Nigeria native from Dalzell received Honorable Mention TRAC East honors.

Kelly VanDenBussche

School: Princeton

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-8/PG

VanDenBussche at a glance: The senior point guard, a three-year varsity player, provided a stabilizing influence and a sense of calm for the Tigresses. She averaged 7.6 ppg and dished out 2.7 assists a game. VanDenBussche received Honorable Mention TRAC East recognition and was named as Princeton’s MVP.

Third team

Macy Bosnich

School: St. Bede

Year: Junior • Ht/Pos: 5-7/G

Bosnich at a glance: The 5-7 junior guard averaged 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.0 steals for the Lady Bruins. She received Honorable Mention TRAC East honors.

Carly Eustice

School: St. Bede

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-10/F

Eustice at a glance: The 5-10 senior forward averaged 5.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals for the Lady Bruins. She received Honorable Mention TRAC East honors.

Meg Fisher

School: Princeton

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-6/G

Fisher at a glance: The southpaw shooter averaged 4.6 points while grabbing 3.3 rebounds with 1.0 assist per game. She was a three-year varsity player.

Janessa Hart

School: Hall

Year: Senior • Ht/Pos: 5-11/C

Hart at a glance: Hall coach Brian Holman said Hart played the way he envisioned she could as a solid contributor to the Lady Devils' postseason run. The 5-11 senior center averaged 5.6 points and 6.7 rebounds on the season.

Taylor Quiram

School: Princeton

Year: Sophomore • Ht/Pos: 5-11/F

Quiram at a glance: The sophomore showed a promise for a bright future, averaging a team-best 6.0 rebounds a game and scoring at a 7.0 ppg clip. Quiram received Honorable Mention TRAC East honors.

Honorable mention

BV - Sam Bohm (Jr., 5-9/F), Hannah Williams (Sr., 5-7/G)

Hall - Kaleigh Shilkuski (Sr., 5-6/F)

LaMoille-Ohio - Mari Billhorn (Jr., 5-11/F), Kylee Brown (Fr., 5-6/G), Emma Lundquist (Jr., 5-6/G).

Princeton - Julia Hochstatter (Sr., 5-8/F), Jacey Jensen (Sr., 5-9/F).

St. Bede - Hannah Johnson (Jr., 5-11/F).
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