Amboy girls basketball camp kicked off the summer

By Brandon LaChance, Editor
Posted 7/1/24

AMBOY – The Amboy girls basketball camp ran eight days, May 29-June 1 and June 3-6, to kick off the summer.

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Amboy girls basketball camp kicked off the summer


AMBOY – The Amboy girls basketball camp ran eight days, May 29-June 1 and June 3-6, to kick off the summer.

The camp had 37 girls competing during the eight days as the Lady Clippers worked on ball handling and shooting in contests and games.

In the first session including third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders there were first, second, and third winners in free throws, hot spots, most improved, hustle, best defense, best rebounder, and there were two MVPs.

Cozy Schoenholz was first in free throws with Taylyr McNinch second and Reagan Miller third. In hot spots, McNinch was first, Schoenholz second, and Miller third.

Kendall Hopper was first in most improved and Elly O’Malley and Kendall Helms split second, and Abigail Parker and Aubreyanne Kimball split third.

The hustle winner was Ali Althaus while Harper Meusel and Eden Ebert split second and Emery Williams and Kendall Helms split third.

McNinch was awarded best defense, Kaiya Kaleel and Ebert split second and Williams, Miller, and Althaus split third. Best rebounder had a three-way split for the winner in Schoenholz, Kaleel, and Miller, and Williams and Annalise Considine were second.

Schoenholz and Eme Miller were named MVP. The league champs and team shooting leaders were McNinch, Althaus, Paisley Kant, Kimball, Caitlyn Hummel, O’Malley.

During the second session, which was seventh, eighth, and freshmen, the same contests were in contention.

Sydney Whelchel won free throws, while Karona Gall was second, and Addi Blaine, Kenyll Whitney, and Taylyr McNinch split third. Whitney was the hot spots champ, Whelchel was second, and Blaine third.

Molly Wilson won most improved, while Annabelle Leffelman and Alexis White split second. Hustle was awarded to Tinley Helms, and Laci Daniels, Leffelman, and Gall split second.

Whelchel was best defense and Whitney was second. Addi Blaine was named best rebounder, while Leah Bonnell, Gall, and Whitney were second.

MVP honors went to Blaine, Whelchel, and Whitney. The league champions were Blaine, McNinch, Kaleel, Amelia Kant, and Ebert. Team shooting was Whitney, Schoenholz, Althaus, Bonnell, and Wilson.

Camper of the Day was awarded for each section during each day of the camp.

In the first session, Eme Miller, Kaleel, Schoenholz, Meusel, Williams, Kendall Helms, Hopper, McNinch, Miller, Althaus, Considine, Ebert, and Evy Boyle were named Camper of the Day.

In the second session, Tinley Helms, Wilson, White, Kant, Whitney, Laci Daniels, Whelchel, Blaine, Gall, and Leffelman received the honor.

Coaches help run the camp included Amboy girls varsity basketball coach Mike McCracken, Shawna Dinges, Haylie Barrera, Courtney Ortgiesen, and Olivia Dinges.

High school players who helped at the camp were Emily Sachs, Gloria Parker, Jillian Anderson, Callan Christofferson, Addison Pertell, Tyrah Vaessen, Kenley Wilson, Maddie Althaus, Leighton Gulley, Madi Heath, and Samantha Nauman.