County hoop stars slated to play in HBCA games
A quartet of Harrison County boys and girls basketball players were recently selected to take part in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association East-West All-star basketball games on April 10 at Paoli High School.
Four games will be played at Paoli. At 1 p.m. EDT, District 1 will play District 2 girls. At 3, District 3 will play District 4 girls. At 5, District 1 will play District 2 boys. And at 7, District 3 will play District 4 boys.
On the girls side, Corydon Central’s Dana Beaven, North Harrison’s Rachel Cannon and South Central’s Samantha Troutman are part of the District 4 team.
The squad also includes Stephanie Lynch and Trisha Bennett (New Albany), Allison Jackson (Silver Creek), Kelsie Thrasher (Charlestown), Kayla Rieckers (Brownstown Central), Brandy Hammond (Paoli) and Stephanie Cox (Springs Valley).
North Harrison’s Cory Beach was the only male athlete from Harrison County tabbed to take part in one of the two boys games.
Joining Beach on the District 4 squad are Kyle Barnett (Silver Creek), Dustin Marshall (Scottsburg), Chandler Lambring (Brownstown Central), Kreigh Hentrup (Paoli), Adam Davis (Madison) and Anthony Adkins (Eastern).
Players selected to other district teams include: District 1 boys ‘ Luke Zeller and Isaac Stoll (3A state finalist Washington), Desmond Stephens (Bloomington South), Andy Root (Bedford-N.L.); District 1 girls ‘ Emily Jones (Mitchell), Kayla Martin (Bedford-N.L.), Ashley Fraley (Loogootee), Katie Hunsinger and Natoshia Guy (Washington) and Jamie Foy (South Putnam); District 2 boys ‘ Darren Cloud (Evansville Reitz), Wacey Hall (Evansville Mater Dei) and Eric Schulte (Jasper); District 2 girls ‘ Brittany Neuman (Southridge), Leigh-Ann Kluesner (1A finalist Northeast Dubois), Leah Phillips (Castle), Tara Huther (Jasper); District 3 boys ‘ Dan Brown and George Hukill (Jennings County) and Brandon Kaiser (East Central); District 3 girls ‘ Mara Freshour (Brown County), Brittany Meyer (Columbus East), Courtney Simpson and Abbey Kirchner (Jennings County) and Kris Coner (Indian Creek).
This is the fourth consecutive year that the games have been held at Paoli High School.