The extremely competitive Tomahawk Conference recently handed out its All-Conference awards for the 2017-18 girls basketball season.
The Wabasso Rabbits (20-4) earned a share of the Tomahawk Conference title with Sleepy Eye, both teams going 14-2 with the Rabbits handing the Indians (28-4) both of their conference losses during the regular season.
The Indians would make a crazy run in the postseason, advancing all the way to the Class A state title game before losing to Lyle/Austin Pacelli (32-1).
First team selections for the Rabbits included junior Madison Guetter and junior Jenna Frank.
Both unanimous choices by the coaches, Guetter was fifth in scoring (16 ppg), second in rebounding (10.9 rpg), fourth in field goal percentage (48.2 pct) and fourth in made buckets (108). She was also second in blocks per game (2.8 bpg) and averaged 2.5 apg, 2.1 steals and had 22 made three-pointers.
Frank was third in scoring (18.5 ppg), first in made three-pointers with 48, third in three-point shooting percentage (42), second in made field goals (110) and she also averaged 1.4 apg and 1.8 steals. Allison Fenger was not named to the team but had a solid stat line averaging 7.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.9 steals and finishing third in field goal percentage (49 pct.).
All-Academic honors (GPA of 3.75 or higher) for the Rabbits went to Guetter, Austine Pitzl, Gina Goblirsch, Cora Eichten, McKenna Nelson, Emily Benz, Megan Rothmeier and Lindsey Bernardy.
Ryan Hulke of Sleepy Eye was named coach of the year, and Madison Heiderscheidt of Sleepy Eye was the player of the year.
All-Tomahawk Conference First Team Selections - Sleepy Eye - Madison Heiderscheidt, Brianna Polesky; Wabasso - Madison Guetter, Jenna Frank; CM/C - Taylor Rose, Abby Jemmings; GFW - Emily Heimkes; SESM - Jody Hansen; Springfield - Sydney Hauger; NUC - Rose Hazuka; BLHS - Sara Kottke
Honorable Mention Selections - Sara Ibarra (SE), Mya Ibberson (SE), Maddy Elder (GFW), Madison Mathiowetz (SESM), Sydney Windschitl (SESM), Lauren Paulsen (MVL), Emma Nelson (MVL)