Gordon, Hett, Harper feted for HOA play

Marion boys and girls combined for three Heart of Ameri?ca all-league performers for 2011-12. All three received first-team honors.

Senior Whitney Gordon, who averaged 11-plus points and rebounds this season, represented the Warrior girls? team, which finished 2-7 in the league and 3-18 overall.

The Warrior boys, who finished 3-7 and 11-10 for the season, were one of only two teams that had two first-team picks.

Jordan Hett, a 6-0 junior, averaged 15.5 points while shooting 40 percent from the field and 79 percent from the line. He averaged 3.3 rebounds.

Jacob Harper, a 6-foot-2 junior, led the Warriors in scoring at 16.1 points per contest, including 40 percent shooting from 3-point range and 75 percent accuracy from the free-throw line. Harper also averaged seven rebounds per contest.

Sunday?s Wichita Eagle included both players on its Class 3A all-state team. Hett was named to the second team and Harper received honorable mention.

Berean?s league champion girls? team (22-1) was represented by five players. Canton-Galva was the only school that did not have a player recognized. Both Eagle teams finished 0-9 in the league; the girls went 0-21 overall and the boys 2-19.

2012 All-HOA Basketball


First team: Emily Work, Ell-Saline; Kayla Wilgers, Berean Academy; MacKenzie Suderman, Moundridge, Whitney Gordon, Marion; Jessi Green, Remington; Quin Tillotson, Remington; Kennedi Smith, Hutch Trinity.

Second team: Libby Witte, Berean Acad?emy; Mallory Zuercher, Berean Academy; Darrien Wikoff, Ell-Saline; Kaitlynn Goalden, Inman, Brooke Holloway, Moundridge; Renae Stucky, Moundridge; Makayla Ladwig, Berean Academy.

Honorable mention: Annabelle Little, Sedgwick; Aubrey Wilson, Ell-Saline; Kalyn Deckard, Sedgwick; Ashley Zrubek, Hutch Trinity; Aubreale Favors, Bennington; Staci Schroeder, Inman; Chelsea Coats, Remington.


First team: Trey Unrau, Moundridge; Caleb Cherryholmes, Remington; Jordan Hett, Marion; Cameron Rust, Berean Academy; Caleb Tanner, Remington; Logan Thompson, Sedgwick, Jacob Harper, Marion.

Second team: Levi Vogt, Sedgwick; Derek Stanley, Bennington; Daniel Ratzlaff, Moundridge; Daniel Claasen, Berean Academy; Josh Hoover, Berean Academy; Kaleb Whitehair, Ell-Saline; Dustin Ohl, Hutch Trinity

Honorable mention: Elliot Money, Sedg?wick; Alex Bumgarner, Moundridge; Zach Fief, Bennington; Zach Weis, Benning?ton, Justin Friesen, Inman; Alex Mailloux, Hutch Trinity; Tyler Cottom, Inman.

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