The votes have all been counted, and both Cougar basketball teams have honored some outstanding players.
Five members of the East Section 1A Champion Fillmore Central girls basketball team were named to the Three Rivers Conference honor teams. Senior Morgan Malley was named All-TRC, while seniors Sammi Bakke and Leah Scheevel and sophomores Kendyl Bennett and Kenzie Broadwater were named Honorable Mention.
Fillmore Central’s Kendyl Bennett led the Three Rivers Conference East in assists and also placed in several other statistical categories for 2015.
The Fillmore Central Falcons girls basketball team lost the Section 1A championship game to Lyle/Pacelli, 47-36 this past Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. It was the first time a girls team from Fillmore Central had advanced to the section title game.
Fillmore Central’s Kiel Larson led the Three Rivers Conference in three-point baskets for 2015.
The team has voted, and a pair of Burro boys have earned team awards for the 2014-15 basketball campaign.
The SEC has announced the All-Conference first and second teams for boys basketball, as well as the Honorable Mention list.
The past couple of years, the Fillmore Central volleyball team has had a significant amount of success. Well now the girls basketball team is trying to get in on the action with a significant amount of success of their own.
“This was a tale of two seasons for us,” noted FC boys basketball coach Aaron Mensink. “We were 3-9 before January and 9-7 from January on. We lost games in which we had leads in the first half of the season (six losses by eight points or less) to grow as a team. Our 12-16 record overall was a double-digit-win season in consecutive years for the first time since 08-09 and 09-10. Our B squad went 15-10. We have a strong core coming up from the sophomore group.”
The Lady Cougars opened subsection play at home on Tuesday, Feb. 24, defeating Schaeffer Academy 38-33. M-C had been awarded the No. 7 seed, while the Lions arrived at No. 10.
The Lady Burros took their No. 6 subsection seeding to the home of third-seed Spring Grove on Feb. 26. That's where their season ended by a slender five-point margin, 51-46.
This past Monday night the Fillmore Central girls basketball team used the “long ball” to down Wabasha-Kellogg, 60-48, hitting 10 three-pointers en route to their Section 1A semi-final win.
M-C girls visited neighboring Spring Grove on Monday, Feb. 16, and came up short 63-40.