Okawville High girl varsity basketball coach Michelle-Hasheider-Burianek and junior varisty coach Haylee Althoff presented end of season awards via Facebook, because the team could not meet in person.
Coach Hasheider-Burianek said it was a memorable season to reach to Elite 8, noting “It was further than anyone thought we could go,” she said.
“What I loved about the season is how much everyone loved to be around this team,” Hasheider-Burianek said.
At times the Lady Rockets were missing as many as three starters, but other players would step up, said the coach.
“The future looks extremely bright,” Hasheider-Burianek said. “The seniors set a high bar.”
Sydney Tebbe: Rebound, 154
Megan Schleifer: Free Throws Percentage, 71%
Delaney Toensing: Defense
Briley Rhodes: Steals, 44
Megan Rennegarbe: Field Goal Percentage, 42
Hasheider gave thanks to many people helping her in what she called a “tough year”, in reference to her treatment and recuperation from breast cancer.
Read the full article and list of awardees for both Varsity and JV in this week’s issue.