It was a highly entertaining high school girls basketball season in 2018-19, and to celebrate here is The Globe 2019 All-Area first team.

Three teams were chosen by The Globe sports department, along with honorable mentions. For the rest, see The Globe print edition for Saturday, March 30.




Jazlynn Prins

5-8 junior guard

Southwest Christian

Leading the Eagles to the brink of a state Class A tournament berth, Prins averaged 19.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in her junior year. A versatile scorer from the perimeter and in the lane, her ability to anticipate also made her a good defender. Averaged 3.6 deflections per game in 2018-19.

Sidney Fick

6-0 senior forward

Hills-Beaver Creek

A repeat first-team All-Area pick, Fick amassed 1,922 career points to become the all-time H-BC scoring leader. A four-year All-Red Rock Conference player and Miss Basketball nominee, she averaged 20.7 points in her senior year. She made 61 percent of her 3-point shots and 81 percent of her free throws.

Alaina Wolff

5-6 junior guard

Jackson County Central

An outstanding athlete who excels in both basketball and volleyball, Wolff scored 16.4 points per game during the 2018-19 hoops season with 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. She’s already scored 1,575 career points. Can score from anywhere on the court. Has put in the work to become a fine defender.

Hannah Nerem

5-10 senior forward

Southwest Christian

A hard-nosed competitor, Nerem labored hard and well to score crucial baskets inside, and her post defense was instrumental. When the going got tough, Nerem was at her best. Averaged 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest over the winter. A leader whose excellence went beyond what showed up in the stat book.

Zoe Velde

5-10 junior guard

Pipestone Area

Savvy, versatile and eminently trustworthy in every situation for the Arrows, Velde was called by one opposing coach, “the one that gets them going.” She was a strong defensive player for a team that advanced to the South Section 3AA finals. Averaged 12 points per game as a junior. Could shine at guard or center.