Duflo, Schneider lead four Eagles with CMAC honors


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:04 am on Monday, March 26, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo, right, defends a player from Morley Stanwood during the Class C regional semifinal game at Kent City. Duflo earned first team CMAC honors as a freshman.

CARSON CITY — The honors keep coming in for the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team.

Of the eight players on the team at the beginning of the season, four were named as all-conference in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.

Guards Sara Schneider and Mikayla Duflo were named to the first team, and Mackenzie Geister and Hailey Geister were honorable mention.

Schneider, a senior, averaged nine points a game and broke the school record for best free throw percentage in a seasonwith 86.2 percent.

“Sara is a four year starter and was instrumental in helping this program turnaround,” CC-Crystal coach Larry Farmer said. “Sara is a joy to coach and she will be missed.”

Duflo, a freshman, averaged 10.7 points per game in 2011-2012. She also set a school record for most three-point goals made in a season with 51.

“Mikayla is a good defender and a great passer,” Farmer said. “Mikayla is smart, competitive and a great teammate.”

Mackenzie Geister averaged five rebounds and 7.5 points a game as a sophomore.

“Mackenzie was a good rebounder, passer and ball handler,” Farmer said. “She had several games in double figures and is a tough matchup for most teams.”

Hailey Geister was a junior who averaged 6.2 points a game and was 21-of-28 from the free-throw line for 75 percent.

“Hailey made some very timely shots this season,” Farmer said. “Hailey is a good shooter and a much improved defender.”

The Eagles finished with a record of 18-5 on the season and won a share of the CMAC title — their first since 1983.

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