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All-Area Girls Basketball: Wingers, Cougars top the charts

Red Wing's Tayzha Buck.1 / 5
Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Lauren Miller.2 / 5
Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Lyndsey Quam.3 / 5
Goodhue's Sydney Lodermeier.4 / 5
Red Wing's Lindsay Reps.5 / 5

First Team

(In alphabetical order)

Tayzha Buck

(sr. guard, Red Wing)

13.2 ppg, 4.8 rbg, 3.6 apg, 2 spg, All-Big Nine, All-State, Miss Basketball nominee

From head coach Jesse Nelson: Senior leader of a very balanced, unselfish team. Tayzha gave the team whatever they needed on the particular night to get the win. Be it scoring, setting a screen, handling the ball, getting a rebound, an assist, or defending the opponents best player. Tayzha's basketball IQ will be missed on the floor for the Wingers next season.

Sydney Lodermeier

(sr. guard, Goodhue)

13.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, All-HVL, All-State, Miss Basketball nominee

From head coach Josh Wieme: Sydney has proven herself a winner since she first stepped onto the varsity court as an eighth-grader. Since then, she has become perhaps the most accomplished player in our school's history. Winning back-to-back state titles in 2016 and 2017, being named All-State three times, and now as a finalist for Miss Basketball, there aren't many more things a high school athlete could hope to experience.

Lauren Miller

(sr. center, Zumbrota-Mazeppa)

12.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.5 bpg, All-HVL

From head coach Andy Bromeling: Lauren shot 48 percent from the field. (She finished her career with) over 1,000 career points, third in points, third in rebounds and first in blocks in school history. Lauren really had a great season, she came on strong at the end and was controlling the middle for us. Lauren was All-State honorable mention.

Lyndsey Quam

(sr. guard, Zumbrota-Mazeppa)

12.9 ppg, 6 apg, 5 rpg, 2.6 spg, All-HVL

From head coach Andy Bromeling: Lyndsey ends her career fifth in points (861), first in assists (369) and second in three-pointers (118). She also set the single-season assist record this year and was voted MVP and all-conference. She did an incredible job handling the ball and creating tempo in our favor. Amazing athlete with great leadership.

Lindsay Reps

(jr. guard, Red Wing)

13.5 ppg, 4.9 rbg, 3.4 apg, 2 spg, All-Big Nine

From head coach Jesse Nelson: Lindsay is at or near the top of every statistical category for the Wingers. She is an excellent scorer and defender. Her unselfish play was a big reason for the team's success this season.

Second Team

(In alphabetical order)

Riley Dummer

(so. guard, Kenyon-Wanamingo)

15.5 ppg, 3.1 rbg, All-HVL

From head coach Brent Lurken: Riley was an offensive force this year. She led us in scoring, 3-pointers made, 3-point percentage (41), and free-throw percentage (74). Riley has put many extra hours in the gym and it really paid off for her this season. She has one of the quickest releases in the area and can make shots even with a hand in her face.

Ali Hunstad

(so. forward, Zumbrota-Mazeppa)

14.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.8 spg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 bpg, All-HVL

From head coach Andy Bromeling: Ali has almost 800 points in her career already. She had the second most rebounds and points in a single season. She was so versatile and did so much for our team. Rebounding, scoring, blocking shots, handling the ball and shooting from outside. Everything I asked her to do, she did a high level.

Tatum Pickar

(sr. guard, Cannon Falls)

11.7 ppg, 4.4 rbg, 3.3 spg, 2.7 apg, All-HVL

From head coach Sam McCamy: Tatum is an extremely hard worker and will push herself until she has nothing left. For the last two seasons she has been a great leader and mentor to our younger players. Tatum is a fighter, she never gives up! She is one of the top defenders in the HVL. Her hard work and leadership will be greatly missed in the Bomber girls basketball program.

Autumn Pin

(sr. guard, Pine Island)

14.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.7 spg, All-HVL

From head coach Scott Miller: Autumn provided outstanding senior leadership and was a consistent playmaker for us all season. She achieved career bests in most statistical categories this season.

Alyssa Whitson

(sr. forward, Randolph)

12.7 ppg, 8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.8 spg, All-SEC

From head coach Dennis Trom: Alyssa has been a four-year starter on varsity. She became the first player in 30 years in Randolph girls basketball to score 1,000 points (1,346) and only the fourth player ever, finishing with the second-most ever. As a starter on varsity, the team has recorded an 80-29 overall record. She has worked hard her entire career to improve her game both offensively and defensively and has been a great leader in our program and will be greatly missed.

Honorable mention

Abi Deming (fr. forward, Red Wing) 8.2 rbg, 5.4 ppg; Tess Hokanson (sr. guard, Kenyon-Wanamingo) 10.1 ppg, 5.3 rbg, 2.1 apg; Lexie Lodermeier (jr. center, Goodhue) 9.2 ppg, 5 rbg, All-HVL HM; Hannah Neil (sr. center, Randolph) 13.3 rbg, 10.5 ppg, 1.4 spg, 1.1 apg, second team All-SEC; Kyli Nelson (so. guard, Red Wing) 9.3 ppg, 3.6 rbg, 2.6 apg, All-Big Nine HM; Hannah Rodgers (jr. forward, Red Wing) 5.5 rpg, 5 ppg; Mya Shones (eighth-grade forward, Lake City) 13.1 ppg, 7.8 rbg, All-HVL

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