Seniors Jaime Kennedy and Jenna Lehmann and sophomore Derek Gentrup were named to the 2011-12 Mid-State All-Conference basketball teams in voting by league coaches this past week.
Five additional Cardinals – seniors Emily Carder and Brett Temme, junior Beau Bremer and sophomores Jade Gottier and Tyler Hedlund – received Mid-State Honorable Mention.
The four Boone Central girls honored by conference coaches were among the leaders for a record-setting Boone Central team that finished the 2011-12 season with a 25-3 record and placed third in the Class C1 field of the Nebraska Girls State Basketball Tournament. The Lady Cardinals were regular-season and tournament champions in the Mid-State and won the C1-4 District title.
The Boone Central athletes honored in boys basketball helped the Cardinals finish 13-11, winning nine of their final 13 games. The quartet showed the balance that allowed BC to fashion its strong finish, all scoring between 218 and 221 points during the 2011-12 campaign.
Jaime Kennedy excelled as an all-around standout, leading Boone Central in assists (4.1 per game), steals (4.7) and 3-point field goals (56). She was second among Cardinals in scoring (11.1), rebounds (5.2) and blocked shots (32). Kennedy finished at the top of Boone Central’s all-time Top 10 lists (2001-2012) in assists (season), steals (season), steals (career), defensive touches (season) and def. touches (career), as well as ranking high in a number of other categories.
Jenna Lehmann gave the Lady Cardinals a powerful inside presence this past season, leading BC in scoring (12.5), rebounding (6.4) and blocked shots (55), along with topping the squad in free throws made (64) and 2-point field goals (143), while shooting 58%. Lehmann also finished her career on many BC Top 10 charts, topping points (season), rebounds (season), off. rebounds (season) and blocked shots (career).
Derek Gentrup was one of four Cardinals to average just over nine points per game (9.1) and finished among Boone Central’s leaders in rebounds (4.1), assists (2.1), steals (1.3), 2-point field goals (65), free throws made (59), 2-point percentage (.468) and free throw percentage (.686). His free throw percentage ranks in the Boone Central all-time Top 10 charts (2001-12) for a season and he is tied with Tyler Hedlund at seventh in career charges taken.
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