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April 15, 2014

Wolf, McGinn lead NBL Div. III girls' basketball all-stars

Division III proved to be rather competitive in the girls’ Northern Basketball League for the 2013-14 season.

Both Keene and Minerva/Newcomb finished their season with a 14-4 record overall, however, the Beavers handed the Mountaineers two losses in the division standings.

Keene finished a perfect 12-0 and captured the Division III title.

The all-stars and individual awards were chosen by the NBL coaches.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Amanda Wolf (Crown Point)- Wolf, a senior, helped keep the Panthers hovering around .500 all season long despite not having much depth on their roster.

Wolf finished the year with a 15.2 point-per-game average, which neared the top of the entire NBL. She tallied a season-high 31 points in a midseason loss to Indian Lake/Long Lake.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bruce McGinn (Minerva/Newcomb)- McGinn helped guide a talented Mountaineer team to a 14-4 overall record, and 10-2 in the Division III schedule.

Minerva/Newcomb knocked off Westport, 60-32, in the Section VII Class D quarterfinals, before falling to eventual champion Moriah, 54-37, in the semifinals.

FIRST TEAM

Shannon Farrell (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- Farrell, a senior, helped lead the Orange to an 11-5 record on the year. She finished the season with an average of 14 points per game.

Farrell was a strong leader for Indian Lake/Long Lake, who could bring the ball up the court, defend well and get into the lane. She also could hit from the outside, connecting on 10 3-pointers this season. Her season-high 24 points came in a midseason win over Crown Point.

Hanna Whitney (Keene)- Whitney, a freshman, led the way offensively for the Beavers with a 14.9 point-per-game average.

Just a freshman, Whitney helped lead Keene to an undefeated Division III record and title. She proved to be a strong shooter on the outside, connecting on 27 3-pointers on the year.

Tucker Geiger (Keene)- Geiger, a senior, was a tough player on the inside for the Beavers this season. She averaged 11.1 points per game and was also a force on the boards.

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