Girls All-Area basketball: Two SWC players, two Trojans, one H-BC player on first team
FIRST TEAM Brooklyn DeKam 5-10 senior forward Southwest Christian A major contributor offensively to Southwest Christian's Red Rock Conference title and Section 3A South championship, DeKam averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.6 ...
Brooklyn DeKam 5-10 senior forward
A major contributor offensively to Southwest Christian’s Red Rock Conference title and Section 3A South championship, DeKam averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.6 steals per game during the winter basketball season. Her length makes her hard to defend. She’s also a Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State honorable mention.
Emily Nerem 5-9 senior guard
Nerem does many things well and has often come up big in key situations. A true point guard, she ran the Eagles’ offense and averaged four assists per game. Scored 11.1 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals. At least one rival coach calls her a “multi-dimensional” player who always gets the job done both offensively and defensively.
Emma Thuringer 5-10 senior guard
When the Trojans needed a shot in the arm offensively, or when they needed a big play from someone defensively, they could rely on Thuringer. A leader on a team that posted a solid 17-9 record, she scored 372 points with 131 rebounds and 77 assists in her senior year. She was named honorable mention All-State by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association.
Nyamer Diew 6-0 sophomore forward
Diew, a long and lean forward, can take over a game. Offensively, she drives for layups and bounces outside for long-range jumpers. Defensively, she’s a strong rebounder and a shot blocker who can man the point of a zone and frustrate rivals with her wingspan. Averaged 16 points and 8.5 rebounds in her sophomore season, with 72 steals and 70 blocks.
Sidney Fick 6-0 junior forward
A varsity performer since the eighth grade, Fick already has 1,383 career points. Was second in the Red Rock Conference in scoring with 18.3 points per game in 2017-18. Led the conference in free throw percentage (76.4 percent). An outstanding leader who makes all the hustle plays, Fick is a hard worker who tends to save her best games for the toughest opponents.
Alaina Wolff 5-6 sophomore guard
Jackson County Central
Maurissa Isaacs 5-8 junior forward
Taylor Meyer 5-9 junior guard
Joci Oye 5-4 senior guard
Shelby Bloemendaal 5-6 senior guard
Riley Schmitz 5-7 senior guard
Murray County Central
Jazlynn Prins 5-8 sophomore guard
Grace Bundesen 5-8 junior forward
Haley Simonson 5-9 junior guard
Red Rock Central
Hannah Bullerman 5-9 senior guard
Red Rock Central
-- Compiled by Doug Wolter; Photos by Tim Middagh