Sports in Kansas has released the 2016 Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Southeast Kansas All-Area Girls Basketball Team. Players are made up from the CNC, SEK and TRL leagues in Kansas. Every week Sports in Kansas releases a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" from the Southeast Kansas area. Visit Craw-Kan online here
2016 Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas All-Area Girls Basketball Team
Riley Abernathy, Baxter Springs Jr.
Josie Albertini, St. Paul Sr.
Anna Bagshaw, Chanute Sr.
Ashlee Beitzinger, Pittsburg Sr.
Ashley Cook, Fort Scott Sr.
Sydnee Crain, Girard Soph.
Sydney Dent, Pleasanton Sr.
Erica Gartner, Labette County Sr.
Tristan Gegg, Labette County Soph.
Shalina Harper, Uniontown Jr.
Lauren Hipfl, Frontenac Sr.
Taylor Muff, Pittsburg Jr
Andre’a Newton, Coffeyville Sr.
Ashey Ray, Girard Jr.
Jordyn Tuck, St. Paul Sr.
Calea Augustin, Girard Jr.
Madison Cook, Fort Scott Soph.
Haydn Dawson, Colgan Sr.
McKayla Hart, Galena Sr.
Holly Hutcherson, St. Paul Sr.
Shay Kelly, Parsons Sr.
Kara McGrath, Indpendence Sr.
Emily Merando, Frontenac Sr.
Jaycie Polholopek, Northeast Sr.
Madi Rollins, Chanute Sr.
Sydney Russell, Colgan Sr.
Abby Schoech, Columbus Jr.
Jordan Schoenberger, Chanute Sr.
Clancie Sorrell, Labette County Sr.
Autumn Walker, Northeast Jr.
Player of the Year
Tristan Gegg, Labette County
Gegg, a sophomore guard, helped her team to a fourth place finish in 4A-I this season. Gegg already has over 1,000 points in just two years of high school basketball and is on pace for the rare 2,000 point career. She averaged 23 points per game this year after averaging 20 points per game as a sophomore. She is a two-time selection at Craw-Kan Player of the Year. She was also a first team all-state all-classes selection from Sports in Kansas, who also named her the Sophomore of the Year in Kansas for 2016.
Coach of the Year
Doug Tuck, St. Paul
Tuck was the top finishing coach in the Southeast Kansas area as his Lady Indians finished third at the 1A-I state tournament in Dodge City. It marked back-to-back top finishes for Tuck and St. Paul, who only lost one basketball game this year. Tuck, a longtime and very accomplished basketball coach at St. Paul, was previously a head football coach at St. Paul where he won 8-man state titles in 2000 and 2002.
Macy Williams – Riverton, Hanna White – Baxter, Bailee Ulery – Southeast, Kennedee French – Columbus, Olivia Hanson – Girard, Kaylee Harper – Frontenac, Paige Jensen – Galena, Emily Paterni – Colgan, Kelse Choate – Northeast, Zoe Marshall – Pleasanton, Chrisana Maurer – St. Paul, Madison Sheddrick – Oswego, MacKenzie Tynon – Marmaton Valley, Cambri Conrad – Chetopa, Holly Shinn – Uniontown, Breanna Vail – Oswego, Grace Broyles – Jayhawk Lynn, Anne Dublang – Uniontown, Abbie Casper –Pittsburg, Sam Bollinger – Pittsburg, Logan Lord – Pittsburg, Jacey Murphy – Girard, Kelli Cubertson – Girard, Katelyn O'Brien - St. Paul.
Chet Kuplen, Managing Partner of Sports in Kansas, handles the entire selection process with input from local media. Thanks to contributors Aaron Amershek, Trent Kling, Zoel Lopez and Mike Snow of MyTownMedia with input/scores of Southeast Kansas area basketball in 2015-2016. Also special thanks to local media and other contributors: Josh Adamson of SEK-Sports.com, Kenny Elrod of SEK-Sports.com, Sean Frye of Parsons Sun Sports, Jerod Norris of Hometown Girard, Scott Nuzum of Fort Scott Tribune Sports, Matt Newbery of Crawford County Sports Feed, Nolan Peters of Columbus News-Report & Judd Schossow,contributor to Sports in Kansas, for info, photos and scores throughout the season.
Article Photos: Jess Tuck