Baierl makes second team for Dons
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Spencer senior Sydney Kind was one of six players named to the 2015-2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Girls Basketball First Team.
Conference champion Loyal had three first-team picks: juniors Karsyn Rueth and Morgan Reinwand and senior Devyn Schoonover, who was named Player of the Year. Joining the three Greyhounds and Kind on the first team were Neillsville senior Danielle Pfeiffer and Owen-Withee senior Whitney Baehr.
Kind ranked third in the Cloverbelt East averaging 15.1 points per game for Spencer. The Rockets finished 9-7 and in fifth place in the standings.
“Sydney was a key component to our offense this year,” Spencer coach Brian Abel said. “She was a headache for other teams to defend as she could play in the post as well as shoot the 3.”
Columbus Catholic junior Abby Baierl was a second-team selection, and teammate Jess Trad, a senior, was an honorable mention choice. Baierl was a second-team pick for the second year in a row. Trad was a first-team selection last year.
Baierl topped the Dons (6-10 Cloverbelt East) at 9.7 points and 2.9 assists per game. She also made a team-high 27 3-pointers. Trad averaged 9.4 points per game and made 22 3-pointers while also shooting 77 percent at the free throw line.
Spencer’s Macie Weber also earned honorable mention accolades.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015-2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Girls Basketball Team
First team: Karsyn Rueth, jr., Loyal; Morgan Reinwand, jr., Loyal; Devyn Schoonover, sr., Loyal; Danielle Pfeiffer, sr., Neillsville; Whitney Baehr, sr., Owen-Withee; Sydney Kind, sr., Spencer.
Second team: Samantha Hayes, sr., Colby; Abby Baierl, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Kassidy Lamovec, jr., Greenwood; Ryleigh Wilke, sr., Loyal; Kayla Lis, jr., Neillsville; Jennifer Wendler, fr., Owen-Withee.
Honorable mention: Ashley Streveler, fr., Colby; Jess Trad, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Kyla Schoene, sr., Gilman; Dani Anding, sr., Granton; Jaedyn Pieper, sr., Loyal; Mindy Schoengarth, jr., Neillsville; Lauren Mesar, so., Neillsville; Holly Hatlestad, jr., Owen-Withee; Macie Weber, sr., Spencer.