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Cardinals Receive Mid-State All-Conference Honors

Stephanie PaulsonRyan ShotkoskiAnthony MichaelKraig Flanagan

Four Boone Central athletes were named to

the 2007-08 Mid-State All-Conference basketball teams at a meeting of league coaches last week.

Seniors Kraig Flanagan and Anthony Michael and junior Ryan Shotkoski were selected to the boys All-Conference first team, while junior Stephanie Paulson received girls first-team honors.

Senior Brent Dawson and junior Kalvin Zoucha were Mid-State Honorable Mention in boys voting and junior Brittany Luettel received Honorable Mention on the girls side.

Kraig Flanagan, 6-foot-3 senior, was named to the Mid-State All-Conference team for the third consecutive year in 2008 – becoming the first three-time all-conference basketball player in Albion/Boone Central program history. Flanagan averaged 10.95 points per game this past season, along with 5.9 rebounds. He led the Cardinals in assists (3.6), steals (2.3) and defensive touches (92) and blocked one shot per game. Flanagan shot 47 percent from the field and 73 percent at the foul line.

Anthony Michael, 6-foot-4 senior, was selected Mid-State All-Conference for the second straight season. Michael led Boone Central scorers in 2007-08, averaging 14.27 points per game, and topped Card rebounders (6.0). He added 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game and sank 37 three-point field goals, shooting 42 percent from the field and 68 percent at the line.

Ryan Shotkoski, 6-foot-2 junior, was a first-team Mid-State All-Conference selection for the first time this year. Shotkoski scored 10.71 points per game and added 2.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest. He led BC with 45 three-point field goals while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the charity stripe.

Stephanie Paulson, 5-foot-11 junior, was also a first-time Mid-State All-Conference pick in 2007-08. Paulson topped Boone Central in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (7.0) and led the Cards in field goal shooting percentage (.521). She added 1.6 steals and 1.2 assists per game and had 76 defensive touches during the season.