SHELBY — The present and future of Shelby’s ultra-successful girls basketball team were recognized by the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference on Friday.
Senior Audi Albert and sophomore Eve Schwemley were selected to the MOAC first team after leading the Whippets to their fifth straight conference crown.
Shelby shared the MOAC title with River Valley and Pleasant. All three teams finished 11-3 in conference play.
A 5-foot-8 forward, Albert averaged 11 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 steals a game. Schwemley, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged a team-high 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds a game.
Clear Fork’s Annika Labaki joined Albert and Schwemley on the All-MOAC first team. The junior sharpshooter averaged 8.3 points a game and connected on 53 3-pointers.
Other first-teamers were Marion Harding’s Aniya Mitchell, River Valley’s Brooklyn Mosher and Pleasant’s Avah Steele.
Shelby’s Demi Hipp and Clear Fork’s Lilly Wortman were both selected to the second team. Hipp, a senior point guard, led the MOAC with 4.8 assists a game while averaging 7.5 points and 2.6 steals a night. Wortman averaged 7.9 points a game and ranked third in the MOAC in rebounding, grabbing 6.9 boards a game.
River Valley’s Lexie Hecker and Halle Snyder, Pleasant’s Whitney Waddell and Marion Harding’s Kamarice Jackson joined HIpp and Wortman on to the second team.
Honorable mention picks were Clear Fork’s Pacey Chrastina, Shelby’s Alexis Booker, Ontario’a Lizzie Nagel, Galion’s Cameron Eckert, Marion Harding’s Janaiye Braddy, Highland’s Kameron Stover, Pleasant’s Lexi Olt and River Valley’s Makyha Rodgers.