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 ...

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Brooklyn DeKam



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 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

Southwest Christian


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

Hills-Beaver Creek


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

Windom Area


Taylor Meyer 5-9 junior guard

Harris-Lake Park


Joci Oye 5-4 senior guard



Shelby Bloemendaal 5-6 senior guard

Pipestone Area




Riley Schmitz 5-7 senior guard

Murray County Central


Jazlynn Prins 5-8 sophomore guard

Southwest Christian


Grace Bundesen 5-8 junior forward

Hills-Beaver Creek


Haley Simonson 5-9 junior guard

Red Rock Central


Hannah Bullerman 5-9 senior guard





Hannah Nerem

Southwest Christian


Chynna Berning

Edgerton Public


Kiana Leighty

Heron Lake-Okabena


McKenzie Evers



Hannah DeCock

Red Rock Central


Zoe Velde

Pipestone Area


-- Compiled by Doug Wolter; Photos by Tim Middagh

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

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