2019 3A Sports in Kansas Girls Player of the Year
Kylee Scheer, Cheney, Soph.
In a very close 3A Player of the Year race, perhaps the absoulte closest we've ever had in seven years, that came to down Scheer, Royal Valley’s Mary Broxterman (Sports in Kansas 3A Tournament MOP), Hesston's Elise Kaiser, Jefferson West Aaliyah Negonstott and Haven’s Faith Paramore, Scheer narrowly earned the honor. She led Cheney to a 23-3 record and runner-up showing in 3A to Royal Valley. Scheer averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 steals, 2 assists per contest.
The 5-8 sophomore was an efficient shooter with 43 percent shooting, 33 percent from long range and 71 percent from the foul line. Scheer scored 38 points and broke a 31-year-old 3A state record, in the state-opening 65-43 win versus Columbus. Her 62 three pointers this year are also a three point record at the school. Her 17 field goals in a state tournament game are a 3A record and tied all classes. Her 11 three pointers made in the state tournament are also a 3A state record.
In the semifinals, Cheney beat Nemaha Central, 60-48. NC had been No. 1 in 3A most of the year. In the championship, Cheney lost, 55-52 in overtime to Royal Valley. Scheer tallied 25 points against Nemaha Central and 15 against Royal Valley.
Scheer helped Cheney put up excellent per-possession statistics. The Cardinals averaged 55.4 possessions a contest and tallied .95 points per possession with .65 points allowed per possession. Cheney turned the ball over just 19.7 percent of the time. Defensively, the Cardinals recorded a steal on 23 percent of possessions, another great rate.
On Jan. 26, Cheney lost to host Haven, 52-40, in the midseason tournament and fell to Garden Plain, the eventual 2A champion, 25-24, on Feb. 8. However, Cheney won at Haven, 60-52, in the sub-state title game.
In the loss against Haven, Scheer had 16 points on 3-18 shooting, with three rebounds. In the Haven victory, Scheer provided a key lift with 24 points on 7 of 12 from the field. She is the third Scheer sibling to play in a state basketball tournament for Cheney.
The Cheney Alumni Association would like to congratulate Kylee Scheer on the Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year. Congrats to the Cardinals and all their success this season!
Congrats Kylee and the Cheney Cardinals! 2019 Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year and the 3A state runner-up! - From your Family!
Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year Finalists
Faith Paramore, Haven
Kylee Scheer, Cheney
Mary Broxterman, Royal Valley
Aaliyah Negonstott, Jefferson West
Kareena Gerber, Halstead
Elise Kaiser, Hesston
Tiffany Dortland, Russell
Delaney Barnes, Baxter Springs