2014-15 All-Hancock County Girls Basketball Team


Sydney Shelton

School: Mt. Vernon

Grade: Junior

[sc:text-divider text-divider-title=”Story continues below gallery” ]

Height: 5-9

Position: Guard

Stats: 22.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.9 spg

Résumé: Led Hancock County in scoring, free throw percentage (87.4) and 3-pointers made (63). … Committed to the University of Kentucky. … Became Mt. Vernon’s all-time leading scorer this season (1,491 career points); ranks third in Hancock County all-time. … Scored 19 points in fourth quarter of sectional championship loss to Richmond. … One of six players across state named to Indiana Junior All-Star core squad. … One of 15 players across state named to Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15. … Scored in double digits every game. Scored 33 points against Richmond, 31 against North Central, 30 against North Central.

The opposition: “I see toughness in her eyes. She has that look that says, ‘I am going to beat you.’ She is able to raise the game of players around her, but yet just take over a game at any moment. I have watched for several years, and the thing that I notice that few people talk about is how good she is on the defensive end. Everyone knows about her offense, but she can play both ends of the floor.” — Brian Kehrt, New Palestine head coach

Madison Wise

School: Greenfield-Central

Grade: Sophomore

Height: 6-0

Position: Guard

Stats: 19.0 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.8 spg

Résumé: Led Hancock County in rebounds, blocked shots (3.5 pg) and field goal percentage (60.1). … Currently considering several Division I offers. … Has 814 career points. … One of 15 players across state named to Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15, along with Mt. Vernon’s Sydney Shelton. … Scored at least 20 points in 11 games. Scored season-high 28 points against Floyd Central and Corydon Central. … Recorded 16 double-doubles, including 16 points and 20 rebounds (and five blocked shots) in regular season win against eventual sectional champ Richmond. … Twice recorded seven steals. … Season-high eight blocked shots in win against Greenwood.

The opposition: “A great player. Very tall, very long. She finishes well. Just like Katie (Helgason), very sweet. I expect them to do very well the next two years.” — Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon junior

The teammate: “Maddie is the hardest worker I’ve ever met, in school and in sports. She makes everyone around her better.” — Katie Helgason, Greenfield-Central sophomore

Katie Helgason

School: Greenfield-Central

Grade: Sophomore

Height: 5-5

Position: Guard

Stats: 10.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.8 spg

Résumé: Led Hancock County in 3-point percentage (44.3). … Ranked second in county in total field goal percentage (50.5). … Doubled her scoring from freshman season (4.7 ppg). … Scored season-high 21 points in regular season, 69-61 win against Connersville. … Had 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 76-69 win against Plainfield. … All-Hoosier Heritage Conference First Team basketball selection. Also an All-HHC soccer player for the Cougars and a track and field standout. … Hancock County Youth Leadership member.

The opposition: “She’s very scrappy, very aggressive. Always goes after it. She’s a great player, and she’s a great person. She has a lot of character, so it’s always good to see players like her.” — Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon junior

The opposition: “She didn’t play against us (due to injury), but she is a good defender. And, looking at her stats, her shot must have really improved.” — Brian Kehrt, New Palestine head coach

Raegan McMurray

School: New Palestine

Grade: Sophomore

Height: 5-7

Position: Forward

Stats: 10.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 spg

Résumé: During final nine games, averaged 12.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. … Had double-doubles against Franklin Central, Pendleton Heights and Eastern Hancock. … Scored season-high 19 points in 34-31 loss to Lawrence Central. … Registered 15 points and six rebounds in 46-26 sectional victory over Greenwood. … Increased on freshman averages of 6.2 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game. … Ranked fourth in the county in free throw shooting at 70.5 percent. … All-Hoosier Heritage Conference First Team selection.

The opposition: “What I liked about Raegan is her ability to get to the basket, finish strong inside and get to the foul line. We knew when we played New Palestine, we were going to have to prevent her from getting to the basket and finishing. She does a great job of scoring and, also, defending the basket. She has the potential over these next couple of years to be a very special ball player for Brian (Kehrt).” — Jeremy Powers, Eastern Hancock head coach

Olivia Coleman

School: Mt. Vernon

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-9

Position: Guard/Forward

Stats: 7.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 4.5 apg, 3.1 spg

Résumé: Only Hancock County player to average at least five points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. … Committed to Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne for track and field. … Invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout for state’s best seniors. … Scored season-high 20 points and had 16 rebounds in win against Fort Wayne Canterbury. … Pulled down 17 rebounds in regular season win against Richmond. … All-Hoosier Heritage Conference First Team basketball selection, as well as All-HHC soccer goalkeeper and HHC track and field champion. … Shot 49.6 percent from the field, fourth-best in the county.

The opposition: “A fierce competitor. Olivia is hard to match up because she is so athletic. During a soccer game, one of her teammates got hurt, and she carried her off the field by herself.” — Katie Helgason, Greenfield-Central sophomore

The teammate: “I love Olivia. She has just been a pleasure to play with. She’s so funny, so positive. You could not find a better person to spend your three years with. She’s a great player, of course. But, off the court, I can’t even put into words how awesome she is.” — Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon sophomore