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Girls Basketball All-Area Teams

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:28 a.m. CDT
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FIRST TEAM

Bailey Gilbert, Sycamore, sophomore, forward

Gilbert was a unanimous All-NI Big 12 East first team selection and carries much respect from area coaches. Gilbert averaged 14.2 points, 1.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals for a young Sycamore team that could challenge DeKalb over the next few years. If Sycamore somehow overtakes DeKalb, Gilbert's progression will be a big reason why.

Madelyne Johnson, DeKalb, sophomore, forward

At 6-foot-1, Johnson has the ball-handling and finishing ability to be a big-time player over the next two years. The sophomore averaged nine points, six rebounds and a block for the Barbs. Expect those numbers to rise steadily over the next two years. She'll be a favorite in the running for next year's player of the year.

Allyson O'Herron, Kaneland, senior, guard

O'Herron led the Knights in scoring with 8.1 points per game and knocked down half of her three-pointers. The sharp-shooter helped was part of a deep senior class and almost led Kaneland to a comeback win in the regional semifinals.

Courtney Patrick, DeKalb, senior, guard

Patrick was the leader of DeKalb's suffocating defense. The senior guard averaged six points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal and was a huge reason for DeKalb's success over the last few years.

Rachel Torres, DeKalb, senior, guard

Once again, Torres was the best player on the best team in the area. Torres scored 11 points per game to lead the Barbs and also pitched in four rebounds, two assists and two steals while playing in a system that limits possessions for both teams. Torres also became more of a vocal leader on a team that won its third consecutive Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East title.

SECOND TEAM

Brittney Patrick, freshman guard, DeKalb

Ashley Prost, senior, forward, Kaneland

Lauren Goff, freshman guard, Sycamore

Abbie Tosch, senior forward, Hinckley-Big Rock

Kate Thuestad, senior forward, Indian Creek

HONORABLE MENTION

Andrea Strohmaier, junior forward, Genoa-Kingston

Emma Bradford, senior wing, Kaneland

Jacqueline Madden, sophomore guard, Hinckley-Big Rock

Lauren Paver, junior guard, Hinckley-Big Rock

Dani Clark, senior forward, Hiawatha

Samantha Mosley, junior forward, Indian Creek

Bridgette Edmeier, senior forward, Hinckley-Big Rock

Josie Diehl, freshman forward, Indian Creek

– Anthony Zilis, sports@daily-chronicle.com

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