BC’s Karl, 5 others dot All-Ohio list in DIV and DIII
It’s been an amazing girls basketball season this year and it’s not done yet as Buckeye Central is playing in the state tournament this week. The Bucks were also well represented on the All-Ohio list as it was released Monday evening for Division IV and III.
Bucks senior guard Jenna Karl led the area players on the first team. Other than breaking pretty much every record BC has for basketball this season, Karl averaged 15.1 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as a do-it-all guard.
Karl led the Bucks to a 21-1 record in the regular season and to their first conference championship since 1997.
Karl’s teammate, junior forward Courtney Pifher, was an honorable mention.
Pifher averaged 18.1 points and 10.4 rebounds this season. She shot 56 percent from the floor, including 41 percent from beyond the arc.
The lone second-teamer was New Riegel senior Brianna Gillig.
Gillig had another special season. She broke the school record for points in a career as she averaged 24.3 points as she also pulled down 11.2 rebounds for the Blue Jackets. Being double- and triple-teamed for most of the season, she still managed to put up exceptional numbers.
Carey’s 6-foot-2 senior post Sydney Kin was named to the third team. The dominant Blue Devil, who is committed to play basketball at the University of Findlay, put up 18.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and shot 61 percent from the floor this season. She led a senior-laden Carey team to a 20-2 record in the regular season and a trip to the district final.
The fifth honoree in Division IV is impressive 6-foot-3 freshman Makayla Elmore from Hopewell-Loudon.
Elmore was dominant in her freshman campaign, averaging 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks this season. Elmore, and a group of seniors led the Chieftains to a regional appearance.
In Division III, the area’s lone representative is Seneca East junior guard Marina Adachi.
Adachi, just like her older sister Seina, was electric on the court with her quickness and her ability to score and create for others. Marina Adachi averaged 14 points, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals this season as the Tigers went 18-6, including an 11-5 record in a tough Northern 10 Athletic Conference.
Karl, Moore earn top N10 honors
Last week Buckeye Central’s Jenna Karl earned a spot on the Division IV all-district first team and claimed a share of player of the year.
This week the Buck’s senior was named to the All-Northern 10 Athletic Conference first team and sole possession of the player of the year. Karl has earned first-team all-conference honors all four years for BC. She finished the regular season with 14.8 points per game, while averaging 9.4 rebounds while leading the N10 with 7.2 assists per game. Karl also recorded 5.2 steals per game.
Buckeye Central’s head coach Greg Moore earned his second coach of the year title. Moore earned the honor for the 2015-16 season. The Buck’s coach has led his team to 26-1 so far this season with a 15-1 conference record. Moore has also led the Bucks to its sixth state tournament appearance.
Other Bucks that earned all-conference honors are Courtney Pifher, Lexi Evak and Taylor Ratliff. Pifher earned first-team honors as she averaged a double-double with 17.8 points per game and 10.2 boards. Lexi Evak was named to the second team (7.2 ppg; 5.2 reb), while Taylor Ratliff earned an honorable mention.
Carey had four seniors earn all-league honors. Sydney Kin was the second leading scorer in the conference and the league’s top rebounder along with the top shot blocker. She tossed in 18.5 points per game, while cleaning up the glass with 11.9 boards to earn a spot on the first team. Kin also recorded 3.4 blocks per game. Destiny DeFeo (9.4 ppg; 4.3 assists) and Sydney Ferguson (8.0 ppg) each were named to the second team. The final Blue Devil to earn all-conference honors was Bry Curlis with an honorable mention.
Upper Sandusky had the league’s leading scorer in Abigail Fogle. The Ram’s senior was named to the first team as she led the N10 with 20.7 points per game and dished out 2.3 assists. Another senior for Upper Sandusky was named to the first team in Megan Hensel. Hensel averaged 13.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and dished out 4.4 assists. Alexis Fogle — Abigail’s sister — finished her junior year with an honorable mention.
Marina Adachi led Seneca East with 13.6 points and five assists per game, which helped her earn first-team honors in her junior year. Senior Bonnie Bivens was named to the second team with 10.8 points and grabbed 6.4 rebounds. Jessica Bowerman finished fourth in the conference with 16.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a freshman. She also earned second-team honors. Aubrey Saylors finished her high school career with an honorable mention.
Aubrey Margraf was the lone Mohawk player to earn all-N10 honors. The Warriors’ junior earned a spot on the honorable mention list. She capped the year with 3.7 points per game, 3.3 boards and 2.1 assists.