Each year, a Dayton/Miami Valley area senior is selected as the annual Dabbelt Report Ms.
Basketball. Also selected are All-Area teams for each Division. This year’s awards were announced recently…who won?
Each year, a Dayton/Miami Valley area senior is selected as the annual Dabbelt Report Ms.
Basketball. Also selected are All-Area teams for each Division. This year’s awards were announced recently…
BIANCA QUISENBERRY, TECUMSEH
For Tecumseh senior Bianca Quisenberry, it caps off a fantastic prep career at Tecumseh High School.
The 5-9 guard, headed to the University of Cincinnati, finished the
season with 636 points, which for most players is a career, rather than a
season. But for those who think that she is just a scorer, should take
note of her other numbers.
In addition to her scoring average of 28.9 points per game (second in
the league behind Trischa Lacy), Quisenberry also led the CBC in
rebounding at 11.3, steals at 8.8, and second in assists with 5.9 per
game. Some very gaudy numbers for a guard considered as the premier
senior guard in the region.
She never had an off night. In fact, her lowest scoring output was
14 against Urbana, and her second lowest, was 20 points. Each and every
night, Quisenberry brought her “A game” and was the center of attention
of everyone’s best defenses.
2012-13 DIVISION I ALL-AREA TEAMS
Jenny DeGraaf, 6-2 Sr., Springboro – The top senior
post player in the Miami Valley, DeGraaf was the leader for a talented
Springboro team, who battled for the GWOC South title again this
season. DeGraaf averaged nearly 20 points per game, and over 9
rebounds, while shooting 56% from the field and almost 80 from the line.
Alexis Gassion, 5-11 Sr., Fairborn – Among the
leaders in every category in the GWOC, Gassion led the Skyhawks to the
GWOC South title. She averaged over 21 points per game, along with 9.4
rebounds, 5.1 assists, and show very respectable 46% from the field and
83% from the line. Headed to Indiana University. Among the top 25
seniors in Ohio.
Konner Harris, 5-9 Sr., Sidney – One of the top pure
shooters in the area, especially from three-point range. She loves to
fire up the treys, and opened the season in grand fashion, with a school
record of 49 points against Russia. Headed to Chicago State, and was
the top player in the GWOC North. Averaged over 20 points per game,
with nearly 3 assists and led the Dayton area at the free throw line
with an 86% average.
Alex Henning, 5-8 Sr., Centerville – The Bucknell
signee was very underrated when the season started, but made several
statements during the season about how good she really is. Hard nosed
worker who was the key to the success of a very good Elks team. Alex
averaged over 13 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds. Solid
Bethany Krause, 5-10 Jr., Centerville – Another
player who burst onto the scene this season, and the Division One
college prospect has developed into one of the area’s best. Krause was a
key to Centerville’s 20-1 season. She averaged 9.1 points for the Lady
Elks. Legit outside threat.
Sam Palma, 6-2 Jr., Wayne – Much improved post player
with solid skill development, Palma has worked hard to become a force in
the paint for a Wayne team that struggled this season. She averaged
11.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this season, while defensively,
she averaged over three blocks per game.
Bianca Quisenberry, 5-8 Sr., Tecumseh – Earns the
co-Player of the Year in D1 with Kathryn Westbeld, with the most
complete stat package in the area. Averaged 29 points per game, 11.6
rebounds, 9 steals and 5.5 assists per game for the Lady Arrows who
reeled off 21 consecutive wins after a season-opening loss. She is the
top senior guard in the region, and had several triple-doubles this
Chelsea Welch, 5-10 Sr., Fairmont – One of the best
pure point guards in Ohio, Welch has the ability to do many things,
including run the show, and light up opposing defenses. She averaged
over 13 points per game, along with 4.3 assists, 4 steals and shot over
50% from the field. The Duquesne-signee has left her mark with the
Firebirds, and around Ohio.
Kathryn Westbeld, 6-1 Jr., Fairmont – Kathryn is the
best pure talent in the area, and in my humble opinion, the top junior
post in Ohio. Thing is, she can also step out and play guard, handle
the ball, and do it all. Westbeld averaged over 15 points per game,
along with 10.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and shot a Miami Valley best 70%
from the field. She joins Quisenberry as the D1 co-POY.
Kristen Wood, 5-7 Sr., Troy – The leader for a Troy
team that pulled together this season and captured the GWOC North title
yet again. Wood had to do so much for Troy, the most she has ever had
to do during her career. She went over 20 points six times, while
averaging 13.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, over three assists and two steals
per game. Outstanding ball handler and floor general.
PLAYER(S) OF THE YEAR – Kathryn Westbeld, 6-2 Jr., Fairmont ; Bianca Quisenberry, 5-8 Sr., Tecumseh
COACH OF THE YEAR – Adam Priefer (Centerville)
IMPACT FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Kelly Wurth (Springboro)
2012-13 DIVISION II ALL-AREA TEAMS
Maddie Bazelak 6-0 Soph., Alter – Maddie has exploded
onto the scene this year with an outstanding season for the Lady
Knights. She averaged 14.5 points per game, but did so many other
things also. She averaged nine boards, two steals and two assists. She
had a stretch midway through the season where she scored 20+ points in
four consecutive games against four very good teams. Being counted on
even more with Emma Bockrath out with her ACL injury.
Erin Dorn, 5-9 Sr., Bellbrook – One of the several
area players to surpass the 1,000 point mark, as Dorn led the Eagles to
another great season, after being a key part of the state final four
team as a junior. Dorn is headed to Kentucky Wesleyan next season. The
leader for the Eagles looking to get back to Columbus.
Megan Galloway, 6-2 Sr., Greenville – Megan is headed
to the University of Detroit, but first she capped off her Greenville
regular season career with a solid season. She is in the best shape of
her life, and she averaged 17.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 4 steals per
game, while shooting 53% from the field.
Elizabeth Haley, 6-1 Sr., Oakwood – The 6-foot-2
senior post player is headed to the Ivy League, as Haley will play her
college basketball at Yale starting next season. She moves well and
runs the floor effectively. Haley averaged over 20 points and 11
rebounds per game, while shooting nearly 57% from the field. Haley was a
bright spot for a sometimes-rough season for the Jills.
Trischa Lacy, 5-10 Sr., Urbana – Trischa went from
being a record holding three-point shooter as a junior, into more of a
complete player this year. The Division Two Player of the Year, led the
Miami Valley in scoring at 30 points per game, along with 8.9 rebounds,
5.5 assists and put up a school record 52 in the final game of the
regular season, while also hitting 50 earlier in the season. She is
headed to Tennessee-Martin.
Paige McCrary, 5-8 Sr., Kenton Ridge – Can absolutely
light up a defense if given the chance. Has an excellent three-point
shot, and one of the best pure shooters in the CBC. McCrary led the
Cougars with a 16.8 average, with 8.2 rebounds, and over 3 steals per
game, while shooting over 50% from the three. Would be a nice player at
the next level.
Halee Printz, 5-11 Soph., Tippecanoe – The future is
bright for the Tipp sophomore, as Printz is the top sophomore in the
CBC, and among the top 5 in the area. She led Tippecanoe with an
average of 13.6 points per game, while grabbing 6.7 rebounds and nearly 4
assists. Exploded for a season high 31 against Kenton Ridge in a
victory at home earlier in the season.
Ana Richter, 6-0 Jr., Oxford Talawanda – The top
junior in Division Two in the region has led the Braves to another
outstanding season, and top seed in the sectionals. Richter averaged
17.2 points per game, with 9.1 rebounds, while shooting 57 percent from
the field. The Miami of Ohio recruit looks to add to her arsenol
heading into her senior season.
Kasey Uetrecht, 6-1 Jr., Clinton Massie – Kasey is a
player who opened some eyes this season with her solid play. She was
already having a nice season, but now that running-mate Sydney
Brackemyre is out with an ACL, Uetrecht knows that more is expected of
her in the post season. She averaged 13.3 points per game this season,
grabbing over seven rebounds, while hitting a very steady 80% from the
Autumn Whirley, 5-9 Soph., Eaton – One of Ohio’s
premier sophomores, and has produced all season for the Eagles. Whirley
is one of the area’s top pure shooters, and averaged 14.5 points, over
four assists and three assists for game. Eaton has really played well
this year, and Autumn is a key part in that success.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Trischa Lacy, 5-10 Sr., Urbana
COACH OF THE YEAR – Gary Peffly, Eaton
Co-IMPACT FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Sydney Bates (Kenton Ridge), Carly Clodfelter (Tippecanoe)
2012-13 DIVISION III ALL-AREA TEAMS
Cayla Bensman, 5-9 Soph., Anna – Bensman has stepped
up her game to yet another level, and really helped Anna have another
great season. She averaged 12.9 points, 7 rebounds, and is a more
polished player her sophomore season.
Natalie Billing, 5-11 Sr., Anna – While averaging
over 17.6 points and 9 rebounds per game, Billing repeats at the Player
of the Year in D3. She was a factor in the paint for the Rockets, and
is the floor leader for the two-time state finalists. She sits right
behind Springboro’s Jenny DeGraaf as the #2 junior post in the area.
Sidney Cera, 5-6 Sr., Brookville – Outstanding senior
season for the Brookville point guard, leading them to a great season
for first year coach Tony Ferraro. Cera averaged 13.5 points, 5.0
assists, 3.5 steals per game, shooting 42% from the field and 74 from
the free throw line.
Abby Cash, 6-0 Sr., Miami East – Coming off her
second straight volleyball championship, Cash continued her athletic
success on the basketball court for yet another season. Miami East will
not have any bigtime scorers due to the complete balance on their
squad. Cash led the team with an 11.8 average, with 6.9 rebounds and
5.4 assists. She will play volleyball at Chicago State.
Trina Current, 6-2 Jr., Miami East – Another member
of the volleyball team, Current is one of the most talented post players
in the Miami Valley. She averaged 11.7 points per game this season,
with 6.7 rebounds. Miami East is not short on height, and they use it
to their benefit to not only cruise through the Cross County Conference,
but what they hope is a solid tourney run.
Katie Heckman, 6-0 Jr., Versailles – Led the Lady
Tigers to a great season, with a team that was deep and talented. They
didn’t have many high scorers, but more of a solid balanced attack.
Heckman was the leader for the Tigers, averaging 10.4 points and five
rebounds per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Erica Huber, 5-5 Sr., Anna – One of the hardest
working players you will ever see on the basketball court. Her
hard-nosed defensive causes fits for the opponents, as she finished the
regular season with 12.6 points, 4.5 assists and five steals per game.
Headed to Ursuline College next season, Huber draws a lot of praise for
her work ethic.
Ashton Lovely, 5-11 Jr., Greeneview – Lovely is a
Division One prospect, with great shooting range and floor savvy. She
is averaging 20 points, four rebounds, six assists, and four steals per
game for a Ram squad that is expected to make some noise in the post
Meghan Miller, 5-10 Sr., Middletown Madison – The
leader for the Mohawks this season, as they put together another special
season. Miller averaged 14 points per game, and dished out almost four
assists per game. Another league title for Madison, and now Miller and
company look for a long tournament run.
Olivia Philpot, 5-10 Jr., Middletown Madison –
Philpot is one of the top juniors in the region, and put up some solid
numbers for Madison this season. Olivia averaged 12 points, five
rebounds and four assists per game, and continues to prove herself among
the top players in the area.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Natalie Billing, 5-11 Sr., Anna
COACHES OF THE YEAR – Jackie Stonebraker (Versailles), Gregg Haines (Greeneview)
IMPACT FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Avery Bensman (Anna)
2012-13 DIVISION IV ALL-AREA TEAMS
Brooke Dodaine, 5-5 Sr., Mechanicsburg – The
unquestioned floor general for Mechanicsburg, the senior was huge in
their 18-3 record as tournament approached. Brooke averaged 13.5
points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 steals while doing everything
it took for them to win games. She makes this team go.
Jamie Dodaine, 5-7 Soph., Mechanicsburg – Adding to
the attack for the Tigers was this sophomore, who averaged 17.9 points
per game, in addition to 6.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and four steals. She
shot 50 percent from the floor, and really came on at the end of the
season, averaging over 20 points per game in the late stages.
Elea Karras, 5-11 Fr., Miami Valley School –
Outstanding freshman season for Karras, as she stepped into a leadership
role immediately at Miami Valley. After fighting through an injury
early in the season, Karras finished among the leaders in several Metro
Buckeye Conference categories. She averaged 11.2 points, 3.9 assists
and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Renee Meyer, 5-11 Jr., Fort Loramie – As Fort Loramie
was steamrolling through their competition this season, Meyer was
quietly putting up quite a solid season for Coach Carla Siegel. Meyer
averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. She also had a solid floor
game, shooting 54% from the field, and 71 from the line.
Michaela Nelson, 5-10 Sr., Xenia Christian – She is
the best player in the MBC, and capped a great career surpassing 1,000
points, and hopes to take her talent to the next level. Nelson averaged
15.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, while shooting 46 percent from the field.
Teha Richards, 5-8 Sr., Tri-Village – She had an
outstanding season for the Patriots, averaging 16 points and four steals
per game. With a different style of game this season, Richards took
more of an offensive role, and it payed off for Tri-Village.
Darian Rose, 5-8 Jr., Fort Loramie – Shares the D4
Player of the Year along with Shaye Thomas. Rose came into the season
as one of the most hidden gems in the area, but she is no longer a
secret to opposing teams. She averaged 17.8 points, four rebounds, 2.8
steals, 4.1 assists per game, shooting 50% from the field and 72 from
Shaye Thomas, 5-5 Sr., Tri-Village – For three years,
Thomas knew what her main responsibility was… run the floor game for
the Pats. Now as a senior, her responsibilities have inceased, and she
delivered. Thomas joins Rose as the co-Player of the Year, and she
averaged 15 points, six assists and four steals. Also this season,
Thomas scored her 1,000th point.
Kylie Wilson, 5-11 Soph., Russia – Wilson started off
the season on fire, and it didn’t defenses long to know they needed to
stop her. She averaged 13.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and the
two-year starter is among the top sophomores in the area.
Chelsea Winner, 5-11 Sr., Marion Local – Chelsea has
recently chosen Indiana Wesleyan to play her college hoops, and she
looks to lead the Flyers to a strong post season. Winner avergaed 15
points per game.
PLAYER(S) OF THE YEAR- Darian Rose, 5-8 Jr., Fort Loramie ; Shaye Thomas, 5-5 Sr., Tri-Village
COACH OF THE YEAR- Carla Siegel (Fort Loramie)
IMPACT FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR- Elea Karras (Miami Valley School)