Emily Sorenson named 1st-team all-conference

Witt-Birn’s Nier is player of year
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Leader Staff

Senior forward Emily Sorenson was the only Bonduel girls basketball player to be named to either the first or second team in the Central Wisconsin Conference-8 this winter.

Sorenson led the Bears with 12.2 points per game on the season while her length was a big contributor to her defensive skill. She had a team-high 4.4 steals per game.

Bonduel finished third in the conference race behind co-champs Wittenberg-Birnamwood and Amherst.

Bonduel’s Hayley Sorenson and Becca Carpenter were awarded honorable mention honors. Hayley Sorenson, who was returning from an ACL injury and then suffered a minor ankle setback during the season, played in just 14 games in 2016-17, but averaged 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Carpenter, who played sparingly in previous seasons for Bonduel (17-7, 9-5 CWC-8), was dominant on the boards, pulling down 175 rebounds. Emily Sorenson was second on the team with 92 rebounds.

Carpenter added 66 steals and 21 blocks on the year.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood (24-2, 13-1 CWC-8), which advanced to last Saturday’s sectional final, was led by CWC-8 Player of the Year Taylor Nier, along with second-team selections Kirsten Clark, Corrissa Konkol and Emily Norrbom.

Central Wisconsin Conference-8

First Team

Emily Sorenson, Bonduel; Taylor Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood; Kendra Dombrowski, Amherst; Heather Pearson, Amherst; Leighten Fischer, Iola-Scandinavia; Tina Ubl, Shiocton.

Second Team

Kirsten Clark, Wittenberg-Birnamwood; Corrissa Konkol, Wittenberg-Birnamwood; Emily Norrbom, Wittenberg-Birnamwood; Grace Moe, Amherst; Ashley Groshek, Amherst; Madi Morack, Shiocton.

Honorable Mention

Laynie Bessette, Manawa; Haley Reierson, Manawa; Hayley Sorenson, Bonduel; Becca Carpenter, Bonduel; Hailey Krause, Weyauwega-Fremont; Kiley Akey, Weyauwega-Fremont; Kendall Johnson, Iola-Scandinavia; Sarah Mueller, Pacelli; Chrissy Shafranski, Pacelli; Jackie Korth, Shiocton.