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2019 Sports in Kansas Girls All-Tournament Team

Faith Hawthorne named MOP of the 4A state tourney in Salina. (Photo: Cammy Harms)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Mar 10, 2019

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In addition to our all-state honors, which will be released next week (3/17/19) along with stat leaders from the season. We have released our 2019 Girls All-Tournament Team (Boys also up on our website main page). To be eligible for the five member list per class (more  in some classes due to tie), you had to play in at least two games at the 2019 state tournament this season.Special thanks to Conor Nicholl, contributor to Sports in Kansas, who helped with the selection process finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas. 


 PARENTS/ATHLETE/COACH: To order your All-Tournament Team Patch from Sports in Kansas email Chet Kuplen at sportsinkansas@gmail.com. You can also wait to order these with the all-state and stat leader patches on Sunday 3/17.

Sports in Kansas 2019 6A Girls All-Tournament Team

Sarah Beth Gueldner, Olathe Northwest

Kennedy Brown, Derby

Carly Bachelor, Washburn Rural

Nijaree Canady, Topeka

Emma Krueger, Washburn Rural

Kasey Hamilton, Washburn Rural

Sports in Kansas 6A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Carly Bachelor, Washburn Rural

Bachelor had 22 in each the semifinal and finals of the 2019 state tournament. Her game high of 22 in the semifinal against Derby was one of the biggest upsets in the state as she put her team in the title game and got them their first state title since 2009. The Creighton signee had 55 points over three state tournament games. She also had 19 boards in the final two contests for WR. 

Sports in Kansas 2019 5A Girls All-Tournament Team

Grace Pyle, McPherson

Armanale Blacksure, Schlagle

Madison Skelton, Aquinas

Alayna Townsell, Aquinas

Beatrice Culliton, Aquinas

Blythe Pearson, Aquinas

Ashley Loeffelbein, BV Southwest

Sports in Kansas 5A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Alayna Townsell, Aquinas

Townsell didn’t score in round one game but still had eight boards and three assists in the team effort. She did enough in the semifinal and finals to lead her team to their fourth consecutive state title as she scored 19 points with 9 rebounds in the semifinal and had 15 points in the final to lead the Saints in scoring in both. It was a total team effort for the Saints who saw big games from all of their starters in the state tournament.

Sports in Kansas 2019 4A Girls All-Tournament Team

Payton Verhulst, Miege

Ashton Verhulst, Miege

Faith Hawthorne, Miege

Johnni Gonzalez, Miege

Macey Frost, Baldwin

Alison Vigil, Piper

Alexandria Altum, Nickerson

Sports in Kansas 4A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Faith Hawthorne, Miege

Hawthorne, a sophomore, had a huge 2019 state tournament and led the Stags in scoring in the title game with 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. She also had 14 points, 12 boards, six blocks and three assists in the semifinal win over Baldwin.  Hawthorne had 12 points in the opener against Circle. While any of the Miege players could’ve been named a MOP, Hawthorne really shined at the 2019 state tournament.

Sports in Kansas 2019 3A Girls All-Tournament Team

Kylee Scheer, Cheney

Mary Broxterman, Royal Valley

Alleigh Kramer, Nemaha Central

Taryn Kuhn, Norton

Mahpiya Irving, Royal Valley

Sports in Kansas 3A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Mary Broxterman, Royal Valley

Broxterman averaged 25.3 points over three state tournament games for 76 total points on the way to leading her team to their first ever girls state basketball title. She averaged a double-double for the tournament as she also had 31 rebounds over three games (10.3 rpg) in the tournament. Broxterman had 25 points and 14 rebounds in the 55-52 overtime win over Cheney in the title game.

Sports in Kansas 2019 2A Girls All-Tournament Team

Lauren Danahy, Garden Plain

Abby Gordon, Garden Plain

Kara Heimerman, Garden Plain

Abby Oliver, Wabaunsee

Lili Schubert, Trego

Madelyn Hutley, Wabaunsee

Kali Briar, Sterling

Sports in Kansas 2A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Lauren Danahy, Garden Plain

Danahy led the Owls to back to back titles after winning it all in 3A last season as they came on top of 2A this season. She had 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the semifinal overtime win over Wabaunsee before going for 15 points and five boards in the title game against Sterling. She also had 15 points and 18 rebounds in the opening round win over West Elk. For the tourney, she averaged 16.7 poings per game and 10 rebounds per contest.

Sports in Kansas 2019 1A Girls All-Tournament Team

Emily Ryan, Central Plains

Delaney Rugan, Central Plains

Macy Doebele, Hanover

Megan Foster, Waverly

Jaden Boden, Thunder Ridge

Sports in Kansas 1A Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Emily Ryan, Central Plains Jr.

Ryan led Central Plains to their sixth consecutive state title, her third as a starter as the Oilers have tallied 111 consecutive victories. She had 29 points in the final (6 assists, 6 blocks, 3 steals), 33 in the semifinal (6 steals, 6 assists, 6 boards, 3 blocks) and 26 points in the opening round game (9 steals, 6 assists). Ryan, last seasons All-Classes Player of the Year, has already went over 2,000 career points earlier this season and has never lost a high school game.

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