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Big 3: H-L’s Elmore, Woods and Zender rate SBC first team

Hopewell-Loudon dominated the Sandusky Bay Conference’s River Division this season, going undefeated and winning all of its league games by double digits.

The all-league team reflected that dominance.

Three Chieftain juniors were named first team all league, with two — post MaKayla Elmore and Kaia Woods — unanimous selections.

H-L’s Olivia Zender also was named to the first team for the Chieftains.

Elmore, Woods and Zender were the league’s top two scorers, with Elmore averaging better than 24 points a game and Woods averaging nearly 20. Zender averaged better than 17 points a contest.

Woods was the league leader in assists (5.6) a game, while Elmore hauled in nearly 11 rebounds a showing. Woods added 7.6 steals a game.

Elmore also was the league leader in blocks (62)

Joining the Hopewell-Loudon trio on the first team were New Riegel’s Brooklyn Gillig and Aubrey Bouillon, and Calvert’s Frannie Webb.

Gillig joined Elmore, Woods and St. Mary’s Karina Near as unanimous selections. She averaged better than 13 points a game while averaging six rebounds a contest. Bouillon had 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. Webb put up nearly 14 points and six boards a contest.

On the second team, New Riegel’s Sydney Hohman was joined by Old Fort’s Jordan Reineck and Kara Davidson. Calvert’s Maddie Schumacher rated second team, as did Lakota’s Alexa Gabel.

On the honorable mention list were a pair of Stockaders, Chloe Wilkinson and Ashlyn Magers.

In the Lake Division, three players from champion Bellevue rated all-league, and two were named to the first team.

Bellevue’s Casey Santoro and her sister Cory were each unanimous selections on the first team. The other area first-teamer was Clyde’s Sidney Hohman.

Casey Santoro averaged better than 25 points a game, while also leading the league in steals, with 5.5 a contest. Cory Santoro averaged better than 20 points a contest, while Hohman put up nearly 13.

Bellevue’s Gabby Turner was an honorable mention selection, while Clyde’s Kristen Harrah was named to the second team.

Columbian’s lone all-league choice was junior Serena Ingalls.

Reaves named first team all-SBC boys

Columbian’s LJ Reaves was a unanimous selection for the all-SBC Lake Division boys first team, after averaging nearly 17 points a game.

Reaves was the only area first teamer in the Lake Division, but two of his teammates rated second team, in Bryce Burns and Logan Beaston. Meanwhile, Clyde’s Caden Berger and Jack Morrison joined Burns and Beaston on the second team. Flier Carson Rieman was named an honorable mention, as was Bellevue’s Grant Nichols.

In the River Division, champion Old Fort decorated the list, with a pair of first teamers, one second teamer, and two honorable mentions.

Carson Steyer, who goes into the postseason averaging 17 points a game, and Stockaders’ teammate Zach Dewese is averaging nearly 12 points a contest, each made the first team. Old Fort’s Collin Nutter made second team, while teammates Jordan Smith and Gregory Steyer made the honorable mention list.

Calvert’s Nick Seifert, a junior averaging 16.4 points a game, was the Senecas’ lone first-team selection. Like Steyer and Hopewell-Loudon’s Jordyn Jury, he was a unanimous selection.

Jury goes into the postseason averaging better than 16.2 points a game. He has committed to Division II Lake Erie College.

New Riegel senior Nick Reinhart rounded out the area first-team selections. Reinhart is averaging 11.7 points a game.

Joining Nutter on the second team were Calvert’s Garrett Spaun and Hopewell-Loudon’s Travis Milligan.

Calvert sophomore Nolan Beeker was named to the honorable mention list, joining New Riegel’s Brandon Gillig and Chris Acree. Lakota’s lone all-league selection was senior Braden Schaser, who made honorable mention.

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