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Nex-Tech Wireless Central KS A.O.M: Elisa Backes

Elisa Backes of Salina Central averaged 19 ppg in December. (courtesy photo)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jan 4, 2018

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The Nex-Tech Wireless Central Kansas Athlete of the Month selected by Sports in Kansas for their performance over the month of December is Salina Central senior girls basketball player Elisa Backes.

Backes, a 6-0 senior that has signed with Division II University of Nebraska-Kearney, is averaging 19 points per game for the Mustangs in 2017-2018 so far. She's not just a scorer either as she is averaging over eight rebounds per contest, over three steals and a block per game. Backes has scored in double figures in all of her games so far this season. She had 26 points in her last game of the holiday break against Campus. 

Salina Central was 4-2 before the holiday break with a 2-2 league mark and will be back in action tomorrow against Goddard-Eisenhower. 


Sports in Kansas and Nex-Tech Wireless are in partnership over the 2017-2018 school year to release a Central Kansas and Western Kansas Athlete(s) of the Month, two separate monthly honors. Schools west of Russell, Kansas (including Russell) in the Nex-Tech Wireless footprint (click to see) qualify to be nominated for the Western Kansas Athlete of the Month and schools East of Great Bend (including Great Bend) qualify to be the Central Kansas Athlete of the Month (click to see). You can nominate an athlete over the last seven days of the month by emailing chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com, please provide stats.

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