Indiana Basketball Coaches Association names girls All-State teams; DeKalb’s Leigha Brown part of Senior Supreme 15 group

Many area players have been named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State basketball teams for the 2017-2018 girls prep hoops season.

The IBCA All-State teams are headed by their “Supreme 15” honor for the top 15 seniors and the top 15 underclass players in the state, with three players representing our area. The “Supreme 15” is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size.

DeKalb senior Leigha Brown, a Miss Basketball contender, is part of the Supreme 15 for the seniors while Concordia Lutheran junior Carissa Garcia and Central Noble junior Sydney Freeman are both part of the Supreme 15 for underclassmen.

Joining Brown as part of the senior all-state group are South Side’s Taniece Chapman, Carroll’s Kelli Damman, Bishop Dwenger’s Ellen Ross and Norwell’s Logan Rowles. They were all named to the large school all-state team, consisting of 15 players.

Senior All-State honorable mention was given to Jay County’s Hanna Ault, Snider’s Hannah Barnes, South Adams’ Lexi Dellinger and Madi Wurster, Northrop’s Breanna Douglas, Arielle Thatcher and Niomi Dube, Huntington North’s Rileigh Johnson, South Side’s Mikeba Jones and Shamari Tyson, Bishop Luers’ Kathryn Knapke, Bishop Dwenger’s Olivia Sterba and Fairfield’s Erica Zook.

The Underclass large school All-State team, consisting of 15 players, included Homestead’s Sylare Starks and Sydney Graber, while the Underclass small school All-State team included Central Noble’s Meleah Leatherman.

Underclass All-State honorable mention was given to Jay County’s Shelby Caldwell, Bellmont’s Grace Hunter, Bishop Luers’ Lydia Reimbold, Huntington North’s Madalyn Robrock, Canterbury’s Alaina Rongos, West Noble’s Madison Schermerhorn and Homestead’s Haley Swing

The IBCA/Subway All-State teams are selected through a process organized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana.