Emily Sorenson named 1st-team all-conference

Witt-Birn’s Nier is player of year

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.