Brownstown girls basketball celebrates season



The Brownstown Central girls basketball team met one last time to celebrate their 2015-16 campaign this past week, at the high school’s cafeteria.

Junior varsity coach Sam Terrell started the program, introducing his team that finished its season 14-5.

Sophomore Emma Zabor won the free-throw award, as she shot 72 percent on 39 attempts from the line. A most improved award was given to junior Cassie Maxie.

The Brownstown varsity team went 12-13 on its season, 3-6 in the Mid-Southern Conference.

This year’s team featured nine underclassmen, two juniors and a senior.

“Everybody wondered what basketball was going to be like at Brownstown Central this year,” Braves coach Karla Rieckers said. “I thought we had a pretty competitive summer; however, the coaching staff knew that we were very young and inexperienced. When you take kids and put them in a varsity situation (it’s challenging).”

The Most Valuable Player award went to senior Morgan Wehmiller, who finished her career 19th among all-time scorers at Brownstown (559 points) and sixth on the career 3-pointers list (68).

Sophomore Kristen Stuckwisch brought home the Mental Attitude and Outstanding Defense awards, also selected by the coaches and players.

The free throw award was presented to Sophomore Shelby Stuckwisch, who shot 70 percent going 43-for-61.

Freshman Payton Farmer had 155 boards in 2015-16, and was given the most rebounds award.

Shooting 42 percent from the floor (94-for-222), sophomore Grace Jaynes earned the highest field-goal percentage award.

With 47 assists, sophomore Madison Klinge received the most assists award.

Manager varsity jackets also were presented to Ryan Benter and Kayla Holle.

Rieckers said she was proud with the way her team competed this season.

“When these girls wanted to, they could compete with anybody,” she said. “Seven of our losses were by four points or less — that’s one or two posessions where the outcomes could have been different. The schedule included three sectional winners (North Harrison, Edgewood, Austin) and that says a lot about our schedule.”

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