CM, Lakeview land two each on all-CSAA


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 9:29 am on Monday, March 12, 2012

Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives the ball toward the basket during a game this season. Leach was named to the CSAA second team this season.

It wasn’t all Morley-Stanwood dominating the all-conference girls basketball teams in the Central State Activities Association.

Central Montcalm and Lakeview got one player each on the second team and one player each on the honorable mention.

Green Hornets that were honored were Karli Clark on second team and Alex Barnwell as honorable mention.

Wildcat Megan Leach was second-team while Alex King was honorable mention.

Leach averaged 12 points a game in the CSAA, shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line.

She (Leach) was our captain, one of the better players I’ve ever coached,” Lakeview coach Cory Kohler said. “She was well-liked and respected by everyone. She was the focal point of our offense. She really stepped up in the second part of the season.”

King averaged eight points and three steals a game in CSAA play.

“She (King) played 3-guard for us,” Kohler said. “She was always in good shape. Most nights she was the fastest player on the floor. She was a great defender, great off the floor. Any time we were pressing she was the focal point of the press.”

Clark averaged eight points and 7.8 rebounds a game in the 21 the Hornets played.

“Karli is kind of our steady,” Central coach Marty James said. “She played consistent all year long. She was a quiet leader, she was a three-year varsity player and got better every year. She got better all around over the course of the three years.”

Central Montcalm’s Karli Clark goes up for a shot underneath the basket during a game this season. Clark was named to the CSAA second team this year.

Barnwell also averaged eight points a game and was tied for second with Michaela Crooks in assists with 17. Both Clark and Barnwell were the scoring leaders.

“Alex was kind of the energy on the team,” James said. “High motor player, great defensive player. That was her best asset as a varsity player. I asked her at the beginning of the year to step it up offensively because we lost a great offensive player in Annabelle Williams and she did that.”

All-CSAA

1st team
Bailey Cairduff, Morley Stanwood
Cameron Baumunk, Big Rapids
Kendra Enszer, Big Rapids
Alexis Huntey, Morley Stanwood
Emma Lockhart, Reed City
Elyse Starck, Morley Stanwood

2nd team
Karli Clark, Central Montcalm
Hannah Guy, Chippewa Hills
Kalee Hensel, Reed City
Megan Leach, Lakeview
Breanna Manchip, White Cloud
Rachel Younts, Holton

Honorable mention
Alex Barnwell, Central Montcalm
Alex Folkema, Big Rapids
Alex King, Lakeview
Jordyn Mason, Reed City
Alyssa Nelson, Morley Stanwood
Alex Sandel, Chippewa Hills
Haley Terpenning, Holton
Kayti Welch, White Cloud
Lauren Zeerip, Hesperia

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