Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Minnesota Girls in D1

Here are some statistical leaders among Minnesota high school grads now playing women's D1 basketball. I don't claim to have checked in on everybody, there are probably a few women who are doing better than what is listed here, but these are the women that came to mind.


1. Tayler Hill, Ohio State, 22 ppg. And shooting 51 percent. No surprise here, the greatest girls scorer ever with 3,888 points in high school. (Mpls. South)

2. Brittney Chambers, Kansas State, 16. But shooting just 36 percent. (Jordan)
3. Rachel Banham, Minnesota, 15. Shooting 40 percent. (Lakeville North)
4. Jennie Sunnarborg, South Dakota State, 14 and 42 percent. (Osseo)
5. Kiara Buford, Minnesota, 13.5 and 41 percent. (St. Paul Central)

6. Courtney Boylan, Michigan, 13 and 47 percent. (Chaska)
7. Kiara Strickland, Illinois-Chicago, 12 and 50 percent. (Mpls. Roosevelt)
8. Kamille Wahlin, Iowa, 11 and 43 percent. (Crookston)
9. Katie Loberg, Minnesota, 10 and 41 percent. (Princeton)
     Brittnye McSparron, Drake, 10 and 37 percent. (Eastview)
     Tempestt Wilson, South Dakota, 10 and 36 percent. Just a freshman. (Elk River)

FG Percentage

1. Ashley Olson, South Dakota, 80 percent. (Blue Earth)
2. Ojulu, 56 percent.
3. Rochel, 53 percent.
4. Hill, 51 percent.
     Stephanie Sension, UW-Green Bay, 51 percent. (Hopkins)
6. Suriya McGuire, Miami (Fla.), 50 percent. (Mpls. Roosevelt)
7. Beth Doolittle, Iowa, 49 percent. (Hill-Murray)
8. Burich, 48 percent.
9. Boylan, 47 percent.
10. Molly Duehn, Northern Colorado, 45 percent. (Burnsville)


1. Janae Burich, North Dakota State, 9. (Roseville)
2. Loberg, 7.
3. Banham, 6.
     Chambers, 6.
     Sunnarborg, 6.

6. Strickland, 5.5.
7. Apiew Ojulu, Marquette, 5. (Lakeville North)
     Gina Lange, Valparaiso, 5. (Forest Lake)
9. Jackie Voigt, Minnesota, 4.5. (Park)
10. Hill, Boylan, Buford; Cassie Rochel, Wisconsin (Lakeville North); Megan Nipe, GW (Centennial); McSparron; Leah Dietel, South Dakota State (Jordan), all with 4.


1. Wahlin, 4.
2. Banham, 3.
     Buford, 3.
     Hannah Linz, North Dakota State, 3. (Eden Valley-Watkins)
5. Hill, Boylan; Kate Thompson, Michigan (Wayzata); Chambers, Strickland, McSparron; Nicole Smart, North Dakota (Ada-Borup), all with 2.


1. Hill, 2.5.
2. Banham, Buford, Lange; Brianna Williams, North Dakota (Hopkins), 2 each.


1. Burch, 3. The only player with more than 1.

The Minnesota All-Stars

C- Katie Loberg, Minnesota (Princeton), jr.
F- Jennie Sunnarborg, South Dakota State (Osseo), sr.
     Kiara Buford, Minnesota (St. Paul Central), sr.
G- Rachel Banham, Minnesota (Lakeville North), fr.
     Tayler Hill, Ohio State (Mpls. South), jr.

Second Team

C- Janae Burich, North Dakota State (Roseville), jr.
F- Apiew Ojulu, Marquette (Lakeville North), fr.
G- Kamille Wahlin, Iowa (Crookston), sr.
     Courtney Boylan, Michigan (Chaska), sr.
     Brittney Chambers, Kansas State (Jordan), jr.

Diaper Dandies (Soph. or younger)

C- Cassie Rochel, Wisconsin (Lakeville North), soph.
     Beth Doolittle, Iowa (Hill-Murray), fr.
F- Apiew Ojulu, Marquette (Lakeville North), f.
G- Rachel Banham, Minnesota (Lakeville North), fr.
     Brianna Williams, North Dakota (Hopkins), fr.
     Kahla Becken, North Dakota State (Centennial), fr.
     Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Denver (Eden Prairie), fr.

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