By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield senior guard McKayla Scheuer and junior forward Ema Fehrenbach were among the four unanimous first-team selections on the 2015-2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Basketball Team as voted on by conference coaches.
Joining Scheuer and Fehrenbach on the first team as unanimous picks as were Stevens Point sophomore Maggie Negaard and Wausau West junior Caitlin Deaton. Wisconsin Rapids senior Kendra Lysne was the other first-team selection.
Fehrenbach was second in the conference in scoring (18.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.4 per game). Scheuer finished sixth in scoring (13.8 ppg), sixth in assists (2.5 per game), third in 3-pointers (20), and second in free throw percentage (83.3 percent) during conference play.
“McKayla Scheuer and Ema Fehrenbach were so consistent for us over the course of the year scoring-wise but did so much for this team in other ways,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said. “Ema’s success is because of how hard she practices and plays every play each and every day.
“McKayla led this team on the floor and was the epitome of a senior leader who sometimes was unselfish for the benefit of making this team around her better. If her goal was to just score points, she could have scored more, but she just wanted to win.”
Marshfield sophomore center Hannah Meverden was a second-team pick, and junior guard Maddie Nikolai was an honorable mention selection as the Tigers won their first WVC title since 2011, finishing with a 12-0 record.
Meverden led the conference in rebounding (9.3 per game) and was fifth in field goal percentage (47.6 percent).
“I’m not sure I’ve ever had four kids get recognized and have to say it is very deserving for all of them,” Michaelis said. “This was a team made up of young ladies who just wanted to win and played like that through and through. I had a blast.”
Negaard was named Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring at 23.1 points per game and free throw percentage (84.4 percent). She was also third in assists (3.1 per game) and sixth in rebounding (5.5 per game).
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015-2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Basketball Team
First team: *McKayla Scheuer, sr., Marshfield; *Ema Fehrenbach, jr., Marshfield; *Maggie Negaard, so., Stevens Point; *Caitlin Deaton, jr., Wausau West; Kendra Lysne, sr., Wisconsin Rapids (*unanimous selection)
Second team: Maddix Bonnell, so., Merrill; Maddie Schires, fr., Wausau West; Ashley Hodell, jr., D.C. Everest; Anna Finnell, sr., Merrill; Hannah Meverden, so., Marshfield.
Honorable mention: Emily Bauman, sr., D.C. Everest; Natalie Mohring, so., D.C. Everest; Taylor Petit, so., D.C. Everest; Maddie Nikolai, jr., Marshfield; Emily Page, sr., Merrill; Taylor Beadles, sr., Stevens Point; Jordan Murphy, so., Wausau East; Sarah Snoeyenbos, jr., Wausau West; Chani Pulchinski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.