Four Kats receive post-season basketball honors

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  • Trista Cowan was an All-Northwest Conference honorable mention selection. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Senior Dani Douglas was an All-Northwest Conference first team and All-State selection. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Senior Hannah Gedlaman was recently named All-Northwest Conference first team and All-State. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Ryley Kehr was named to the All Northwest Conference second team. (Jeremy Weber photo)

  • Trista Cowan was an All-Northwest Conference honorable mention selection. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Senior Dani Douglas was an All-Northwest Conference first team and All-State selection. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Senior Hannah Gedlaman was recently named All-Northwest Conference first team and All-State. (Jeremy Weber photo)

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    Ryley Kehr was named to the All Northwest Conference second team. (Jeremy Weber photo)

Four Wildkats players and their head coach picked up post-season honors recently as the Class A All-State and All-Conference selections were announced.

Seniors Dani Douglas and Hannah Gedlaman were All-State selections and were also named to the Northwest All-Conference first team.

Douglas led all of Class A in free throw shooting this season, making 83.9 percent of her attempts, while averaging 11.8 points per contest. Douglas was second in the state in steals at 4.1 per game and third in assists, where she also averaged 4.1 per contest.

Gedlaman also had an outstanding season for the Kats, finishing fifth in the state in scoring at 14.8 points per game and third in rebounding at 9.5 per contest.

Joining Douglas and Gedlaman on the All-Conference team were juniors Ryley Kehr and Trista Cowan.

Kehr was a second team selection after a season in which she averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 rebound per game. Kehr led the state in shooting percentage, making 60 percent of her shots during the regular season and was also seventh in assists at 3.2 per game and 10th in blocks at just under one per game.

Cowan was an honorable mention selection after a season in which she averaged 9.2 points per game and led the Kats in rebounding at 9.8 per game, which was second in all of Class A. Cowan was also third in the state in blocked shots, averaging 1.6 per game.

Wildkats head coach Cary Finberg shared Northwest A Coach of the Year honors with Browning’s Ray Augare after the Kats finished the regular season 16-2 before finishing third at the Class A State Tournament.

Joining Gedlaman and Douglas as All-State selection from Northwest A were Browning’s Ronnal Jordan and Ronan’s Micalann McCrea, who was also named the Conference Most Valuable Player.

Class A

All-State/All-Conference Selections:

Northwestern A

First team

*Micalann McCrea, Sr., Ronan (MVP)

*Dani Douglas, Sr., Columbia Falls

*Ronnal Jordan, Sr., Browning

*Hannah Gedlaman, Sr., Columbia Falls

Olivia Hall, Sr., Browning

Second team

Jayden Winslow, Jr., Libby

Ryley Kehr, Jr., Columbia Falls

Shannon Reny, Sr., Libby

Tamika Guardipee, So., Browning

Dulci Skunkcap, So., Browning

Honorable mention

Trista Cowan, Jr., Columbia Falls

Taylor Jordan, Jr., Browning

Annisa Brown, Sr., Whitefish

Kaelyn Smith, Sr., Polson

Alli Collins, Jr., Libby

Jaelyn Askan, Sr., Ronan

Co-coaches of the year: Cary Finberg, Columbia Falls; Ray Augare, Browning

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