Staff report

Mt. Vernon senior Ellery Minch and Eastern Hancock freshman Kenzie Koch earned top honors and five other Hancock County girls basketball players received all-state honorable mention recognition from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Thursday.

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass girls’ basketball players earned IBCA/Franciscan Health “Supreme 15” All-State honors for 2023-24, and the IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State teams (16 seniors, 15 underclass).

Minch, who has signed to play next year at DePaul University, and helped lead the Marauders to a fourth straight sectional title, was named to the “Supreme 15” team for seniors.

A 6-3 senior, Minch averaged 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Koch, a 5-8 frosh point guard, was named to the underclass Small School All-State team.

One of the leaders on the Royals first girls basketball team to reach the Final 4, Koch stepped in and averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.

Koch’s senior teammates Sammie Bolding and Ruby White were selected to senior All-State honorable mention along with New Palestine senior Allie Blum.

Bolding, a 5-4 guard who has signed to play Division I softball at Toledo, averaged 13.6 points, 2.4 steals. 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.

White, a 6-1 senior center, scored at a 10.6 per game clip, and added 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 assists per game.

Blum, another D-I softball recruit, headed to Kentucky, is a 5-6 senior guard. She led the co-conference champion Dragons in scoring at 17 points per game. In addition, Blum averaged 3.6 steals per game, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Greenfield-Central juniors Chaney Brown and Madison Sonsini were named underclass All-State honorable mention.

Brown, 5-9 small forward, averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals.

Sonsini, a 6-0 power forward, in her first school year at Greenfield-Central after moving from Richmond, led the Cougars in scoring (14.6), rebounding (9.2) and blocks (2.0). She also contributed 2.1 assists per game.

The “Supreme 15” is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School and Small School all-state teams are secondary accolades — the Large School group including players from Class 3A and Class 4A schools and the Small School group including players from Class A and Class 2A schools. Players who make the Supreme 15 are not considered for Large School or Small School honors. The Senior Small School All-State team had 16 members because of a tie in the voting for the final spot.

In addition, 89 more seniors and 90 more underclass players were selected honorable mention all-state. The honorable mention laurels are awarded without regard to school size. In total, 270 players — 135 seniors and 135 underclass players — were recognized on the 2024 IBCA girls’ basketball All-State teams.

The IBCA/Franciscan Health All-State teams are selected through a process organized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and presented by Franciscan Health Sports Medicine.

All IBCA-member head coaches have the opportunity to nominate players. A panel of 20 IBCA coaches — 16 from the current regional areas, three district representatives (one each from IHSAA Districts 1, 2 and 3) and the committee chairman — then meet to review the nominations, vote and finalize the selections.

Those on the IBCA all-state committee for 2024 included chairman Doug Springer of Northridge plus Rod Parker of Homestead from District 1, DeeAnn Ramey of North Central from District 2 and Kevin Moore of East Central from District 3.

Completing the voting panel were Kristi Ulrich of Penn, Andy Maguire of Zionsville, Curt Benge of Plainfield and Tyler Choate of Evansville North in Class 4A; Chris Tomcsi of Griffith, Ray Davis of Maconaquah, Kaley May of Danville and Dan Grill (for Adam Dennis) of Madison in Class 3A; Tony Scheub of Andrean, Justin Jordan of Whitko, Mark Harper of Riverton Parke and Jared Rehmel of Linton-Stockton in Class 2A; and Rick Budka of Morgan Township, Ryan Chiddister of Union (Modoc), Jason West of Southwestern (Shelby) and Marty Niehaus of Springs Valley in Class A.

Franciscan Health Sports Medicine is making a financial contribution to the IBCA Scholarship Fund as the presenting partner of the IBCA All-State Teams. As part of the partnership, Franciscan Health Sports Medicine will provide plaques to Supreme 15 honorees and certificates to players receiving Large School All-State, Small School All-State or Honorable Mention All-State recognition. Those items will be made available to each recipient’s coach during April, allowing her coach to present the award to each player prior to the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

The complete 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State and 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State teams for girls basketball are listed below.

2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State

Supreme 15

Payton Benge, Plainfield

Aniyah Bishop, Lake Central

Kennedy Fuelling, Norwell

Emma Haan, Zionsville

Talia Harris, Fishers

Rachel Harshman, Mooresville

Denyha Jacobs, Warren Central

Ellery Minch, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

Jordyn Poole, Fort Wayne Snider

Camryn Runner, Hamilton Heights

Chloe Spreen, Bedford North Lawrence

Reagan Wilson, Noblesville

Faith Wiseman, Indian Creek

Juliann Woodard, Jennings County

Ava Ziolkowski, Crown Point

Large School All-State

Audrey Annee, Center Grove

Allie Caldwell, Zionsville

Lexi Castator, Fort Wayne Northrop

Morgan Cross, Northridge

Lauren Foster, Indian Creek

Makenzie Fuess, Norwell

Chloe Graham, Gibson Southern

Sophie Johnson, Evansville Memorial

Ellie Kelleher, Westfield

Lauren Klem, Franklin Community

Olivia Nickerson, Twin Lakes

Ciara Sims, Fort Wayne Snider

Adrianne Tolen, West Lafayette

Lauren Walsh, Penn

Rachel Wirts, Center Grove

Small School All-State

Bradie Chambers, Linton-Stockton

Kenzie Fulks, Bethesda Christian

Kaiden Hanley, North Miami

Alli Harness, Carroll (Flora)

Keylee Hudson, Eastern Greene

Sydney Jerrells, Linton-Stockton

Sadie Marks, South Central (Union Mills)

Addisen Mastriano, Northeastern

Sophia Morrison, Eastbrook

Sara Parkison, Clinton Central

Samantha Redinger, Argos

Isabel Scales, Caston

Addie Shank, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

Addyson Viers, Triton

Madison Wagner, Carroll (Flora)

Zoe Willems, Bethany Christian

Honorable Mention

Brooklyn Bailey, Triton Central

Madisyn Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence

Molly Baker, Columbia City

Kennedy Blakely, Hammond Central

Allie Blum, New Palestine

Sammie Bolding, Eastern Hancock

Aubrie Booker, Center Grove

Allie Boyer, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian

Journee Brown, Seymour

Erica Buening, Franklin Community

Jade Carnahan, Lakewood Park Christian

Hailey Cole, Bellmont

Amaya Collins, Frankton

Khalise Collins, Fort Wayne Wayne

Annika Davis, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

Mya Davis, Heritage Christian

Alex DeLisle, Speedway

Joh’nea Donahue, Fort Wayne Snider

Gabby Douglass, Anderson

Ava Egolf, Tippecanoe Valley

Aijia Elliott, Kokomo

Alivia Emore, Jennings County

Jayden Flagg, New Prairie

Becca Gerdt, Valparaiso

Arianna Gerkin, Vincennes Lincoln

Sarah Gick, Benton Central

Aniyah Henry, Hammond Central

Ella Hickok, Hamilton Heights

Carley Higgins, Paoli

Carrie Hiler, Scottsburg

Kyra Hill, Goshen

Hannah Holmes, Northfield

Peyton Honchar, Morgan Township

Olivia Howell, Eastbrook

Natalie Hubbard, Eminence

Chloe Hunt, Western

Kaidin James, New Washington

Jolie Johns, New Prairie

La’Kyra Johnson, Jeffersonville

Avery Kelley, Evansville Memorial

Ava Kerr, Lanesville

Scarlett Kimbrell, Franklin Community

Grace King, Indianapolis Lutheran

Ava Kingery, Portage

Taylor Kneubuhler, Woodlan

Ella Kunz, North Decatur

Kayla Lacombe, Indianapolis Tech

Taylor Lewis, Indianapolis Cathedral

Elle Marble, Jeffersonville

DeLorean Mason, Southmont

Nicole Mears, Franklin County

Kinsey Mennen, Lewis Cass

Julia Meyer, Jac-Cen-Del

Riley Milausnic, Lake Central

Norah Miller, Evansville Reitz

Kamara Mills, Lawrence North

Sydnee Morris, Blackford

Molly Muhlenkamp, Jay County

Vanessa Nankwenya, Evansville North

Maddie Nipper, Charlestown

Madelyn Poynter, Lapel

Macy Pries, South Adams

Aleyna Quinn, Castle

Alyssa Quinones, Whiting

Mia Robbennolt, Bloomington North

Sophia Saxman, Jay County

Emma Schipp, Jasper

Luane Schoonbroodt, Union City

Molly Schulte, South Spencer

Kyndra Sheets, Columbia City

Ava Shoemaker, Noblesville

Alyssa Simpson, Rising Sun

Annika Smith, West Central

Emma Sperry, Frankton

Kendall Sterling, Seymour

Miranda Stoll, Maconaquah

Mariah Stoltzfus, Bethany Christian

Rachel Tolen, Benton Central

Taylor Turpin, Shoals

Sophia Wascher, Indiana Deaf

Sarah Werth, West Lafayette

Morgan White, New Prairie

Ruby White, Eastern Hancock

Riley Whitlock, Harrison (West Lafayette)

Justyce Williams, Jimtown

Ava Wilson, Shelbyville

Brooklyn York, Franklin Community

Mackenzie York, Western

Addison Zimpleman, Caston

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2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State

Supreme 15

Laila Abdurraqib, jr., Lawrence Central

Lillian Barnes, so., Valparaiso

Addison Baxter, jr., Columbia City

Myah Epps, so., Homestead

Gracyn Gilliard, so., Munster

Avery Gordon, jr., Brownsburg

Lillie Graves, fr., McCutcheon

Jaylah Lampley, jr., Lawrence Central

Lola Lampley, so., Lawrence Central

Maya Makalusky, jr., Hamilton Southeastern

Brooklynn Renn, so., Silver Creek

Kira Reynolds, jr., South Bend Washington

Gabby Spink, jr., Gibson Southern

Meredith Tippner, jr., Noblesville

Brooke Winchester, jr., Warsaw

Large School All-State

Emma Ancelet, jr., Danville

Lilly Bischoff, jr., Center Grove

Addie Bowsman, jr., Twin Lakes

Gabby Helsom, so., Homestead

Kennedy Holman, so., Hamilton Southeastern

Kya Hurt, jr., Lawrence North

Hannah Menser, fr., Plainfield

Monique Mitchell, jr., South Bend Washington

Ellie Richardson, jr., Scottsburg

Aniah Smith, jr., Avon

Kaycie Warfel, jr., Pendleton Heights

Leah West, jr., Greensburg

Khala Williams-Thomas, so., Fort Wayne Northrop

Ryiah Wilson, jr., South Bend Washington

Vanessa Wimberly, jr., Lake Central

Small School All-State

Carley Barrett, jr., Lafayette Central Catholic

Ella Bobe, jr., South Knox

Hadley Crosier, jr., Lanesville

Jalyn Davidson, jr., North Central (Farmersburg)

Laniah Davis, so., Marquette Catholic

Carly Davison, so., Clinton Central

Kenzie Garner, jr., Sheridan

Jacklynn Hosier, jr., Alexandria

McKenzie Koch, fr., Eastern Hancock

Lexi Primus, so., North Knox

Emma Simpson, jr., Parke Heritage

Maddie Walton, jr., Andrean

Miley Wareing, so., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

Ava Wheeler, so., Borden

Laniah Wills, so., Lapel

Honorable Mention

Kimber Abshear, jr., Monroe Central

Madi Allen, jr., North Decatur

Shelby Allen, jr., Lanesville

Callie Alston, so., Orleans

Alyssa Anderson, jr., Woodlan

Whitney Ankenbruck, so., Homestead

Jillian Barr, so., Delta

Lauren Bear, jr., Tri-West

Olivia Berzai, so., Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

Hannah Bledsoe, jr., Barr-Reeve

Emily Bleke, jr., Bellmont

Mylee Boling, jr., Beech Grove

Kenedi Bradley, so., Chesterton

Joslyn Bricker, so., Warsaw

Chaney Brown, jr., Greenfield-Central

Hylton Brumley, jr., Lanesville

Maddie Carnes, so., Springs Valley

Anna Caskey, jr., Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

Brynlee Clarke, jr., Northview

Kenley Cornelius, jr., Tri

Ashley Cox, jr., DeKalb

Jaci Crick, jr., Mississinewa

Addison Davis, jr., Danville

Juliana Davis, so., Madison

Tenley Davis, so., Chesterton

Nevaeh Dickman, jr., Fishers

Payton DuVall, fr., Franklin Central

Maci Eckerty, so., Springs Valley

Mollie Ernstes, so., Jennings County

Maryrose Felling, so., Triton Central

Kila Foster, jr., Bremen

Lily George, so., Carroll (Fort Wayne)

Rielyn Goodwin, jr., Northridge

Soriah Gouard, jr., Decatur Central

Ava Grant, jr., Center Grove

Lily Graves, jr., Franklin Central

Bailey Hape, so., Evansville Reitz

Bren Hill, jr., South Knox

Kendal Hill, fr., South Knox

Adah Hupfer, fr., Pendleton Heights

Indiah Hutchinson, so., Hammond Central

Chesney Jackson, fr., Charlestown

Denell Jacobs, so., Warren Central

Madison Keith, jr., Trinity Lutheran

Allison Knoebel, jr., Shawe Memorial

Ayla Krygier, jr., Lake Central

Claire Larrison, fr., Greensburg

Julia Lashley, so., Bloomington South

Maya Layton, so., Faith Christian

Ava McGrade, jr., Lakewood Park Christian

Aniyah McKenzie, so., Lawrence Central

Alex McKinley, jr., North Knox

Avah Montgomery, jr., Southridge

Brynn Owens, so., Austin

Emily Parker, so., Boonville

Kylah Patterson, fr., Hammond Morton

Claire Payne, jr., NorthWood

Jayde Pryor, jr., Tri-Township

C.C. Quigley, so., Noblesville

Riley Rarick, so., Borden

Katie Reed, so., Washington

Carlee Rogers, jr., Jasper

Vanessa Rosswurm, so., Norwell

Kamri Rowland, so., Rensselaer Central

Allison Scheu, jr., Fishers

Paige Schnaus, fr., Gibson Southern

Lyllee Schnell, jr., Northeast Dubois

Emma Schoen, so., Silver Creek

Shelby Seay, jr., North Central (Farmersburg)

Katie Sevier, jr., Wood Memorial

Leah Shappell, so., Leo

Miley Sherrill, fr., Bedford North Lawrence

Maddy Shirley, so., Evansville Central

Avery Smith, so., Providence

Madison Sonsini, jr., Greenfield-Central

Jordan Steele, so., Highland

Kayla Stidham, so., Hamilton Southeastern

Jayma Stonebraker, fr., Whitko

Emery Stroud, so., Crawford County

Lilly Sylvester, so., Yorktown

Marissa Trout, jr., Huntington North

Jessa Troy, jr., Penn

Taylor Van Meter, jr., Rensselaer Central

Josie Vaughn, jr. Corydon Central

Rylea Wetz, jr., Seeger

Mylie Wilkison, jr., Greensburg

Berkeley Williams, so., Plainfield

Jacie Wilson, jr., Sullivan

Sophie Wischmeier, so., Brownstown Central

Brooke Zartman, so., Warsaw