Five girls for the Sidney Cowgirls basketball team earned their way on the Corner Conference All Girls Team for the 2017-18 basketball season as these student-athletes helped the Cowgirls to a 16-5 record.
Maddy Duncan, Caitly Ward, Camyrn McClintock Liz Lang, and Olivia Larsen were among those that made All Conference for the Sidney Cowgirls.
Duncan and Ward made first team for the Cowgirls. Duncan was the teams leading scorer as she averaged 21 points a game. Duncan also lead in total free throws made and three point baskets. She made 114 free throws and 49 three pointers. Ward averaged 14 points per game and shared the lead in rebounding with six per game. Ward lead the Cowgirls in steals with a total of 80.
McClintock made second team All Conference by averaging seven points per game. McClintock shared the lead in rebounding with six per game, led in blocks with a total of 22, and was the leader in assists with a total of 89.
Larsen and Lang made third team All Conference. Lang, who is the only senior on this list, averaged seven points a game and contributed 76 total rebounds and 30 steals. Larsen averaged three points per game with 62 total steals and 64 assists.
Head Coach Amy McClintock talked about how much these girls mean to their school, not only on the court, but off the court as well, when it comes to education and being involved with the Sidney Public School system.
"These girls mean quite a bit to the program," McClintock said. "They have had opportunities to be part of a successful basketball team and they are part of our other programs as well. They are involved in a variety of things at Sidney which makes them well-rounded. A couple of them maintain a 4.0 in the classroom while being involved in multiple sports. A few of them have participated in three different sports at the state level. Two of them are 4-sport athletes. National Honor Society, Student Council, Art, Choir, School Play, BPA, FCCLA, FFA are some of the different things they are involved with. These young ladies have achieved a lot of success, not only in basketball, but also in other sports and activities. They are role models and their success is a reflection of putting in time in the off-season, being unselfish, being team-oriented, and playing for each other. At the end of the day, it's about playing together as a team and that is why we have success. In order to sustain and continue being successful, they have to continue to work hard during season and in the off-season. I also believe that being involved in multiple sports and activities has benefited them."
Liz Lang started the season by coming off the bench, but her hard work paid off as she found her way into the starting rotation. "She has always put the team first, she's a great young lady, and she has been a joy to coach," McClintock said.
Four starters will be back next year for Sidney and with Danica Laumann and Adi Williams seeing playing time this season, next year looks promising for the Cowgirls. "We have some other girls who improved throughout the season, so it will be fun to see what everyone can do next year," McClintock said.