There are many familiar faces on the 2018-19 Superior Telegram All-Area Girls Basketball Team.
Six of the nine players on this year’s squad were honored last year, including 2019 Superior Telegram All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year Morgan Anderson, a senior from Solon Springs.
Also returning are Superior High School seniors Chloe Kintop and Lauren Raboin; senior Mackenzie Correll and junior Kennedy Nelson of Northwestern; and Solon Springs junior Kylli Rajala.
New to the team are senior Kasha Hughlett and junior Brooke Ogren of Northwestern and Superior junior Niya Wilson.
Anderson, Kintop and Correll represented their teams in the Border Battle All-Star Game on Tuesday, March 26, at Minnesota Duluth’s Ralph Romano Gym.
Sr. • G • Northwestern
- Led all Wisconsin WIAA Division 3 players in total assists (116), had a 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio; was the Tigers’ third-leading scorer with 194 points (8.8 ppg); of her 52 3-pointers, six came in a 79-26 win over Cumberland.
- Was named to Heart O’ North Conference first team after being a second-team pick as a junior. … Invited to play in the Border Battle All-Star game.
- “Mac is arguably one of the best players in the area, for sure on the Wisconsin side of the bridge,” NHS coach Paul Eberhardt said.
Sr. • F • Northwestern
- Led a balanced Northwestern squad in scoring with 205 points (9.8 ppg), while shooting 53 percent from the floor (84-159). She was also third with 116 rebounds (5.5 rpg). … Scored a season-high 16 points in a 64-55 win over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser on Jan. 10.
- The 6-foot center was a second-team selection on the Heart O’ North Conference all-conference team.
- “Kasha had a very strong senior season and continued to improve right until the end,” NHS coach Paul Eberhardt said.
Jr. • F • Northwestern
- Northwestern’s second leading scorer with 196 points (8.9 ppg) and second in rebounds with 135 (6.1 rpg), which was one behind team leader Jayda Klobucher (136). … Ogren scored 16 points twice during the season - in a 67-14 win at Cumberland on Dec. 20 and in a 60-31 win at Rice Lake on Jan. 8.
- Was named Heart O’ North Conference honorable mention.
- “Brooke was a key piece to our defense with 2.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game,” NHS coach Paul Eberhardt said.
Jr. • F • Northwestern
- Northwestern’s fourth-leading scorer with 170 points (8.1 ppg); shot 73 percent from the free-throw line (43-of-59); was second in assists (54); and fourth in steals (47). … Scored a season-high 20 points in a 64-55 win over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser.
- Was named Heart O’ North Conference honorable mention for the second straight season.
- “Kennedy was also second on our team in assists and contributed as a steady rebounder and defender,” NHS coach Paul Eberhardt said.
Sr. • G • Solon Springs
- Led the Eagles in scoring (20.8 ppg), rebounds (213, 9.7 rpg), steals (68) and blocked shots (24). She also made 51 3-pointers, was 91-of-118 from the free-throw line (77 percent), averaged 2.2 assists, blocked 24 shots and had 68 steals.
- Was first-team all-Indianhead Conference for the second straight season. ... Invited to play in the Border Battle All-Star game.
- “Morgan had an outstanding career and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer, SSHS coach Adam Bielmeier said. “She led our team throughout the season and did a great job creating things on offense, not only for herself, but for her teammates.”
Sr. • G • Solon Springs
- Was Eagles’ second-leading scorer (12.3), made 56-of-86 free-throw attempts, averaged 2.9 assists and had 62 steals (2.8).
- Was named honorable mention all-Indianhead Conference for the second straight season.
- “Kylli did a wonderful job leading our team on the court,” SSHS coach Adam Bielmeier said “She does a great job at creating things for the team and getting others involved in the offense. She took care of the basketball and was a vital part of our team success throughout the season.”
Sr. • G • Superior
- The four-year starter led the Spartans in shooting percentage (41.0), free-throw percentage (74.0) and assists (4.0). She was also second in scoring (11.0) and had 35 steals.
- Was named second-team All-Lake Superior Conference. … Invited to play in the Border Battle All-Star game.
- “Chloe was our floor general and really showed how good of a scorer she could be,” SHS coach Dave Kontny said. “She scored in double figures almost every game. The great thing about Chloe, besides being such a great leader, was her skill set was so diverse. She handled the ball extremely well, her court sense was outstanding and she had an endless motor. She really turned out to be a special player and one of the better players to come out of this program, and that says a lot.”
Sr. • F • Superior
- Led the Spartans with 140 rebounds and was third in scoring (6.5 ppg).
- Named second-team All-Lake Superior Conference.
- “Lauren’s game is not about the stats, anyone who watches her play can see the value she brought to our team,” SHS coach Dave Kontny said. “Lauren's role for us went from playing in the post to an outside shooting forward. We finally got her in the right position, and her added scoring punch, along with her great defense and tenacious rebounding, was a key to our success. She is by far one of the finest people I have had the pleasure to coach. Her attitude and her putting the team first is second to none and she will be hard to replace.”
Jr. • G • Superior
- Led the Spartans in scoring (13 ppg) and steals (53), and was second in assists (2.5 apg).
- Named honorable mention all-Lake Superior Conference.
• “Niya is a very good basketball player and an especially hard worker on the defensive end,” SHS coach Dave Kontny said. “Her speed and her shooting range are her true assets and when she’s on, she’s as tough as they come to guard. What makes Niya so special is her ability to extend the defense with her range, once that happens she has the tools to go by you and get to the free-throw line. What people don't realize is her value on the defensive end.”