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Observations from the 2019 WSN Girls Basketball Showcase

09/17/2019, 5:45pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

The WSN Basketball Showcase took place on Sunday, September 15 at Kettle Moraine High School. The event, in its 13th year, featured 80 girls players. 

You can find the rosters and results from the showcase by clicking here

The following are a few observations on the standout performers. 

Top Performers

Hailey Voelker, Colby

Alonna Harvey-Williams, 5-6, PG, Class of 2020, Madison East -- Harvey-Williams displayed her quickness and ability to get to the hoop, as well as her pressure on the defensive end of the floor. She averaged just under 9 points per game as a junior and should see that increase this upcoming season. 

Isabella Lenz, 5-9, G, Class of 2021, Prescott -- Lenz can score at all three levels and she showed that on Sunday. As a sophomore, she averaged just under 17 points per contest to put her at 778 points heading into the 2019-20 season. 

Katie Rohner, 5-7, PG, Class of 2020, Waterford -- Rohner showed her strength and ability to get to the hoop off the dribble. The senior enters her senior year with 1,138 points after posting 17.3 points per contest as a junior. 

Kayce Vaile, 6-1, F, Class of 2020, Greendale -- You could tell that Vaile has put the work in this offseason, her strength has improved and that has helped her inside game in helping Team 3 win the WSN Showcase Championship. She also showcased her leadership and has an improved perimeter game. Vaile averaged 14.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a junior, and is poised to take a step forward in both areas. 

Hailey Voelker, 5-9, W/F, Class of 2020, Colby -- Voelker was very impressive on Sunday. She is a strong and relentless player that attacks the hoop with authority, while also bringing that same type of effort on the defensive end. Voelker's leadership was another key element on display at the WSN Showcase in helping Team 3 win the championship. She posted 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3 steals per game as a junior. 

MVP of the 2019 WSN Showcase 
Hailey Voelker, 5-9, W/F, Class of 2020, Colby

Top 5 Energy Players

Bailey Lutes, 5-9, G, Class of 2021, Cuba City -- Lutes, a Sun Prairie transfer, is an active player on both ends of the floor. She is more than willing to dive for loose balls as she displayed on Sunday. Lutes averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a sophomore at Sun Prairie. 

Brianna Nelson, 5-4, G, Class of 2020, Eleva-Strum -- Nelson gives her top effort on both ends of the floor and that wasn't any different on Sunday. As a junior, she averaged 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 4.5 steals per contest. Nelson enters her senior year with 1,040 career points. 

CJ Romero, 5-3, PG, Class of 2021, Brookfield Central  -- Romero quickness and motor were showcased on Sunday. She is coming off a solid sophomore campaign and will look to take another step forward this upcoming season. Romero averaged 7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals per contest last season. 

Kenedy Van Zile, 5-6, PG, Class of 2020, Rhinelander -- Van Zile's competitiveness and motor were on display on Sunday. She is coming off a strong junior season in which she posted 24.6 points per game. Van Zile enters her senior year with 1,133 career points. 

Jenna Widenski, 5-10, W/F, Class of 2021, Oak Creek -- Widenski gets after it on both ends of the floor and that was shown on Sunday. The junior is skilled and along with her motor, she is poised to make a larger impact for the Knights this upcoming season. Widenski averaged 4.9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game as a sophomore. 

Top 5 Young Players

Trenna Cherney, 5-9, F, Class of 2022, Reedsburg -- There is no surprise that Cherney is mentioned here. She is coming off a very impressive freshman campaign in which she averaged over 14 points per game. Her motor is a key part to her game and her ability to play inside and from perimeter is tough to defend. 

McKenna Ciesielczyk, 5-8, G, Class of 2022, De Pere -- Ciesielczyk showed promise at the WSN Showcase with her athleticism and playmaking ability. 

Paige Lambe, 5-11, F, Class of 2023, Verona -- Lambe is a player to watch in the coming years, she has the size and athleticism to affect the game on both ends of the floor. 

Emma Mosley, 5-10, F, Class of 2022, Neillsville -- Mosley, a complimentary player last season, showed that she has a chance to take on a larger role this season. Her length will be a key part of her game for the Warriors. 

Ashlyn Yow, 5-5, PG, Class of 2022, Wauwatosa East -- Another non-surprise to this list, Yow stepped into a key role as a freshman for the Red Raiders and excelled. She showcased her ability to get to the hoop, while also being unselfish when attacking was impressive on Sunday. Yow averaged 6.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.8 steals per contest as a freshman. Look for those numbers to increase this season as she takes on a larger role for the Red Raiders. 

Others who stood out at the WSN Showcase

Addison Baierl, 5-10, W/F, Class of 2020, Columbus Catholic 
Ariyah Brooks, 5-10, F, Class of 2020, Racine Case 
Sydney Burris, 5-11, F, Class of 2020, Martin Luther 
Jenny Gorton, 5-8, G, Class of 2020, Monona Grove 
McKenna Guden, 5-7, G, Class of 2021, Edgar 
Mackenzie Hogenson, 5-9, G, Class of 2021, Neenah 
Casey Jepson, 5-7, G, Class of 2021, West De Pere 
Sydney Joy, 6-2, F/C, Class of 2021, Milwaukee King 
Josey Kahl, 5-9, W, Class of 2021, Saint Croix Falls 
Jaden Kolinski, 5-10, W, Class of 2021, Lodi 
Ava Loftus, 5-7, G, Class of 2022, Stoughton 
Kaylee Jo Louis, 5-6, G, Class of 2022, Richland Center 
Ramsey McGrew, 5-10, W/F, Class of 2021, Slinger
Emma Mosley, 5-10, F, Class of 2022, Neillsville 
Macie Todd, 5-11, W/F, Class of 2021, Badger 
Julianna Wagner, 5-4, PG, Class of 2021, Lake Mills 

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