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Three Tigers make All-MBC girls team

Taking second place in the Middle Border Conference standings helped the New Richmond girls basketball team land three players on the 2012-13 all-conference team.

Junior Sydney Kannel was one of the six girls selected to the All-MBC first team. Tiger junior Mattie Kidder and sophomore Hannah Simpson were voted onto the All-MBC second team.

The Tiger trio produced the vast majority of the team's scoring, with all three girls capable of scoring in double figures in every game. Kannel ranked among the leading scorers in the conference season. She was also the main ball handler for the Tigers and she was one of the team's best defensive players. This is the second straight year that Kannel was a first team selection.

Kidder used her height and long reach to be a top post defender. She also displayed a soft shooting touch around the basket.

Simpson's progress gave the Tigers a more diverse offense. She excelled at slashing to the basket and she added to the Tigers' physical style with her defensive toughness.

Tiger Awards

The Tigers recently announced their team awards for the 2012-13 season.

Kaycie Anderson, Anne Frank and Sydney Kannel were recognized for their service as team captains during the season. Kannel, Mattie Kidder and Hannah Swetlik were named as captains for the Tiger summer program.

Individual awards that were presented at the team banquet include:

Deflection/Disruption Award: Hannah Simpson

Rebound Queen: Mattie Kidder

Most Improved: Kennedy Kling

Tiger Award "Heart and Hustle": Maddie Kelly

Most Valuable Teammate: Sydney Kannel