The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 7, 2013

All-NW Girls Teams

Enid News and Eagle

— First team

Tiffany Rieger, Burlington

• Averaged 20.9 points per game for her career, including a whopping 27.3 ppg during her senior year to finish as the state’s sixth-best scorer in five-on-five girls basketball history with 2,535  points.

• Averaged 3.4 steals as a senior.

• “She’s probably the first player I’ve coached that’s just a pure scorer like she is. She’s only 5-foot-4 but she’s so smart about it, she just figures out a way a way to score.” — Burlington coach Kirsten Pruitt

• Committed to play at Southwest College in Winfield, Kan., majoring in athletic training to “stay close to the sport.”

Ashley LaGasse, Lomega

• Scored 2,199 points over her four-year career, including 18 points and 6.5 rebounds during her senior season to finish the top five-on-five scorer in Lomega school history.

• Averaged 20 points during a state-championship run as a junior.

• Added 114 steals in her senior season, when Lomega fell three points short of a record 12th state title in a 56-53 two-overtime loss to Erick.

• Remains unsigned, but plans to play basketball at the collegiate level.

Kylie Severin, Timberlake

• The best passing point guard in Timberlake’s history, breaking the school’s season record in assists for the second time with 109 during her senior year and doing so with an efficient three-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio.

• Led the Lady Tigers with 11.5 points per game and finished second in rebounds (6.9) and steals (2.9) during her senior season to lead Timberlake to the area tournament for the third straight year.

• Led her team to an 83-24 record in four seasons as the Lady Tigers’ starting point guard.

Katy Starr, DCLA

• Scored 13.7 points per game during her senior season, including a game-high 18 points on nine-of-10 shooting in the Class B Area III consolation final to send the Lady Eagles to their third-straight state tournament.

• Pulled down 5.4 rebounds per game.

• Started all three years during the Lady Eagles’ current run of consecutive state appearances.

• Selected to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state team as well as the Cherokee Strip’s all-conference and all-tournament teams.

Makayla Tate, Seiling

• Averaged 17.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a senior.

• Three times played in the state tournament, advancing as deep as the semifinal round in her four-year career.

• Helped lead Seiling to an 84-29 record during her four seasons.

• Plans to play basketball at the collegiate level, likely at either Southwestern Oklahoma State or NOC Enid.

Second team

Marian Muegge, DCLA — Scored 6.8 points with 3.2 steals and 4.7 assists in an efficient senior run for the Lady Eagles, helping DCLA reach a third straight state tournament. Four-year starter. Earned all-conference honors in the Cherokee Strip Conference, as well as a most valuable player nod at the Cherokee Strip Tournament. Academic All-State.

Kayla Wilson, Mooreland — Finished with 4.3 assists per game against less than a turnover on average, and had nearly as many steals as she had helpers (4.2). Scored 11.4 points per game during her career, earning three all-conference nods, two tournament most valuable player awards and five all-tournament teams. Winner of Oklahoma’s High School Heisman award.

Kayla Castle, Timberlake — Averaged 11.2 points and a team-high 3.0 steals as a senior, leading the team in takeaways for the second straight year. Helped lead the Tigers to the area round in all three years as a starter and to 83 wins in her four years, including 20 wins in each. Timberlake reached the state tournament each year Castle started.

Carson Ferguson, Pond Creek-Hunter — Didn’t lose many games in four years, finishing 91-19 and making her first state tournament in her final season. More evidence Ferguson was a winner: she took part in 20 championships, if never a state title, and three times was named to the Skeltur’s All-Conference team. Scored 1,002 points over career, adding 661 rebounds.

Katelyn Garvie, Burlington — Averaged 10 points a game on her career despite sharing the floor with Tiffany Rieger, the state’s sixth-best scorer in five-on-five girls basketball history, all four years. Scored 1,186 points in her career. Plans to attend Oklahoma State, leaving her basketball career in Burlington.

Honorable Mention:

Aline-Cleo - Willow Gahr

Alva - Jayna Hadwiger

Cherokee - Jessica Unruh

Cimarron - Caitlin Theilen

Fairview - Payton Van Meter

Garber - Jennifer Pralle

Hennessey - Shawnta Johnson

Kingfisher - Macy McAdam, Kortney Meat

Mooreland - Jennifer Myers

OBA - Brooke Wayman

Pond Creek-Hunter - KaLanne McKee

Thomas - Keela Hamar

Timberlake - Bailee Clift, Karly LeForce

Waukomis - Alexa Harris