Reed City girls place four on all-CSAA team
REED CITY — Reed City‘s girls basketball team wound up in second place in the final Central State Activities Association standings this season at 16-2 with four girls receiving all-league honors.
Seniors Kalee Hensel and Emma Lockhart were on the first team while junior Karah Hensel was on the all-league second squad and Tia Lintemuth gained honorable mention status.
Lockhart averaged 12.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 5.2 steals per game
Hensel averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.3 steals a game.
Both were four-year varsity players.
“I thought Emma had an outstanding season,” Koopman said. “She did a good job of distributing the ball offensively. She had 5.1 assists per game. Defensively, she had an outstanding year. She’s one of the top players in the area in guard play. She had another outstanding year.”
Kalee Hensel improved on her defense, Koopman noted.
“She did a good job rebounding and playing good defense,” Koopman said. “Emma and Kalee are both going to the next level to play basketball.”
Lockhart is going to Cornerstone and Hensel to Olivet College.
Hensel’s younger sister, Karah, was in her second varsity season.
“We brought her up last year as a sophomore and she brought her game up to another level this year,” Koopman said. “A lot of that started over the summer. She had a lot of confidence playing the game. She’s an all-around player. I thought she played a lot of good defense on some big players. A lot of girls she played defense on were bigger. She worked on her inside game.”
Lintemuth also took her game to another level, Koopman said, and was a leader.
“She developed more of a mid-range shot,” Koopman said. “Both those ladies picked up their game up from a year ago.”