The Rainbow Commnunications Northeast Kansas Athlete of the Month selected by Sports in Kansas for their athletic success over the past month is Hiawatha junior girls basketbal player, Cariann Kunkel.
Kunkel is averaging 17 points and nine rebounds a game for Hiawatha in 2016-2017. She also is averaging three steals per contest. Kunkel is very efficient from the field shooting 58 percent on the season and 76 percent from the foul line. She has came up big in her last two games with 23 points and 10 rebounds on Monday against Royal Valley and 13 more points, five rebounds and six steals on Tuesday against Perry-Lecompton.
The Red Hawks (10-5, 7-4 Big 7 Conference), led by head coach Brady Jasper, have won their last four games, including three in a row which have been conference matchups. They wll be back in action Friday as they travel to Effingham on to face ACCHS (2-13, 1-10 Big 7).
Rainbow Communications and Sports in Kansas are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Northeast Kansas Area at the beginning of the following participation month. To nominate (last 5 days of the month) send email to email@example.com.
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