Trio of Royals top All-MEC girls basketball team

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Ruby White

The undefeated conference champions, to no surprise, had the most members on the all-conference team.

Eastern Hancock’s girls basketball team, undefeated Mid-Eastern Conference champions for the second straight year, led the 10-member league with three selections on its All-MEC team.

Seniors Sammie Bolding and Ruby White and freshman Kenzie Koch represented the Royals on the 16-member team that included at least one member of each of the nine teams that had a girls basketball participant this winter. Wes-Del did not play a conference schedule this year.

The trio helped lead the Royals to sectional and regional championships and a spot in the Class 2A Final Four.

Bolding was the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 13.6 points per game. She also went over the 1,000-career point mark this season.

In addition, the 5-4 guard made a team-best 53 3-point field goals. She shot 80 percent from the free throw line and averaged 2.4 steals, and 2.4 rebounds per game.

A 5-8 point guard, Koch led the Royals in scoring (18.4 points per game), assists (2.9) and steals (2.8). She had 36 3-point field goals and shot 82 percent from the charity stripe.

White, a 6-1 forward, was also a double-figure scoring, averaging 10.6 points per game. She led the Royals in rebounding (5.6) and blocks (1.8). She shot 57 percent from the field.

Others on the All-MEC team included: Addy Puckett (Monroe Central), Sydney Patterson (Monroe Central), Grace Lee (Shenandoah), Gabbi Patrick (Shenandoah), Emily Luce (Wapahani), Megan Luce (Wapahani), Maciah Driskell (Blue River Valley), Charlee Gibson (Blue River Valley), Haileigh Allen (Randolph Southern), Brianna Smith (Randolph Southern), Addi Gothrup (Daleville), Davelynn Lindsay (Cowan) and Glory Ellis (Union).

2024 All-MEC Girls Basketball Team

Name;School

Sammie Bolding;Eastern Hancock

Kenzie Koch;Eastern Hancock

Ruby White;Eastern Hancock

Addy Puckett;Monroe Central

Sydney Patterson;Monroe Central

Grace Lee;Shenandoah

Gabbi Patrick;Shenandoah

Emily Luce;Wapahani

Megan Luce;Wapahani

Maciah Driskell;Blue River Valley

Charlee Gibson;Blue River Valley

Haileigh Allen;Randolph Southern

Brianna Smith;Randolph Southern

Addi Gothrup;Daleville

Davelynn Lindsay; Cowan

Glory Ellis;Union