Evart girls basketball players earn all-Highland honors

Kelci Elder (20) battles to hang onto the ball against Pine River’s Taylor Hill in regular-season action. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

EVART — Three Evart girls basketball players have earned All-Highland Conference honors for the 2018-19 season.

Junior Kelci Elder led the team in scoring at 248 points for 11.8 points per game.

“She plays all five spots on the floor,” Evart coach Paul Higgins said. “She draws double and triple teams.”

Elder and sophomore Kara Henry were both first team all-Highland. Henry scored 105 points for 5.25 points per game in 20 outings.

“She’s an athletic forward who leads our defensive charge,” Higgins said. “Kara has shown great improvement from a mental standpoint. The future is very bright.”

Senior Hannah Wetters scored 80 points for Evart and earned honorable mention honors.

“She was our vocal leader on the court and also very involved in our community,”

Higgins said. “ Hannah is the perfect teammate. She is very encouraging with her teammates and has a strong will to be sucessful. She plays well with her back to the basket.”

From Pine River, Taylor Hill was on the first team and Chelsea Wanstead earned honorable mention honors. Hill averaged five points a game.

“She was our leading rebounder,” Bowman said. “She also improved her scoring ability, as she led us in points per game.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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