Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Alex Minton

Alex Minton (1) of Colgan helped the Panthers to five wins in January (photo: Will Ravenstein)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Feb 3, 2014

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for January is Colgan girl's junior guard Alex Minton. Minton has helped lead the Panthers to 5-2 record over the month of January, including the girls tournament title at the Tony Dubray Classic. 

Minton has averaged 14.8 points per game over the month of January and picked up tournament MVP honors at the Tony Dubray Classic in Liberal, Mo on January 25th. In the title game against Liberal (Mo), she put the team on her back by scoring 25 points in capturing the Dubray Classic Title. She would also pick up 16 points and nine steals against Galena in the same tourney. 

Minton, who stands 5'4, has been a very balanced player for her size. She is averaging 4.1 steals, 3.1 assists and 3.1 boards per game over the past month. On Friday, Minton picked up a team-high 20 points in a win over Lamar (Mo). 

St. Mary's Colgan, led by head coach Abby Farabi, has picked up key wins over Columbus, Northeast-Arma, Galena, Liberal (Mo.), and Lamar (Mo.) over the month of January. The Panthers and Minton will be back in action on Tuesday against Girard. 

Coach Farabi on Minton:

"She has been extremely valuable, I feel like we all feed of of her. She is our floor general and does an excellent job of handling pressure. She is the engine that makes our team go."

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Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in cooperation to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month. 

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encoraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

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