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Landry is All-Dunn-St. Croix Conference girls basketball selection

Emma Landry made the all-conference first team as a sophomore for the St. Croix Central girls basketball team.

There was an incredible amount of competition for spots on the 2013-14 All-Dunn-St. Croix Conference girls basketball team.

Which makes it even more impressive that St. Croix Central sophomore Emma Landry was voted onto the All-DSC first team this season. Landry was joined on the All-DSC first team by two players from conference champion Colfax, two from runner-up Mondovi and Boyceville standout guard Abbey Bird.

When the coaches looked at the statistics, it was impossible to deny Landry’s spot on the All-DSC first team. Landry led the conference in rebounding, averaging 8.5 rebounds per game. She ranked fourth in the conference in scoring, averaging 12 points per game.

Landry is the first Central player to make the first team since Nikki Brooks was voted onto the first team for the 2010-11 season.

Landry isn’t the tallest player in the conference, but her rebounding title shows how well she recognizes where shots are headed and how well she moves without the ball.

“She’s somebody who has a knack for getting in there and reading where the ball is going,” said Central coach Luke Fritsche. “She’s just a hard worker.”

Fritsche said Landry figures highly into the Panthers’ plans for next season. “Teams will be playing her differently next year,” Fritsche said. “There will be things she has to get better at to maintain this level.”

Guard Lauren Moll will figure highly into the Panthers’ plans for next season after ranking among the DSC leaders in steals and assists this season. Several players are being counted on to take on bigger roles for the Panthers next year. Fritsche said Abby Olson is the leading candidate to move into a starting post position next season. He expects Ella Scott to move into McKenzy Johnson’s starting guard position.

Fritsche said guard should be one of the team’s deepest areas next season, with Xena Vandusartz, Ashley Kopacz and Jami Ruvelson coming back after playing significant minutes this season.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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