Carey's Hannah Tong and New Riegel's Brandyn Reinhart each led their teams to Midland Athletic League championships, as well as sectional titles. Now they have one more thing in common. Each was named MAL Player of the Year.
Tong led her Blue Devils to an outright league title with a 9-1 league mark. In the postseason, Carey avenged its only conference loss, downing New Riegel at Columbian to claim a sectional title.
Tong averaged a double-double for the year with 14.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Her coach, Phil Vaughn, was named MAL girls coach of the year.
Joining Tong on the All-MAL first team were St. Wendelin's Colleen Fondessy (17.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg), New Riegel's Kara Scherger (12.2 ppg, 3.9 spg, 3.0 apg), the MAL's leading scorer, Seneca East's Ashton Daniel (17.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg), Calvert's Kate Bricker, who was edged out by Daniel by one point for the league scoring title (17.5 ppg), Mohawk's Lynsey Trusty (9.7 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.0 spg), Hopewell-Loudon's Cassandra Hohman (14.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and St. Joe's Cassidy Frank (12.5 ppg),
Reinhart scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the regular season finale at Old Fort, as the Blue Jackets beat the Stockaders to claim a share of the MAL title. Reinhart finished the year averaging 21.3 points and eight rebounds a contest.
Fremont St. Joe's Jon Will, whose team also shared the MAL title, was named boys coach of the year.
Reinhart's teammate Korey Williams (12.3 ppg) joined him on the first team. Old Fort's pair of Perrys, Dalton (17.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg) and Hunter (16.3 ppg), were named to the first team.
Rounding out the All-MAL first team is Seneca East's Ben Hahler (16.0 ppg, 11.2 ppg), Carey's Justin Meek (16.0 ppg, 4.0 apg), St. Joe's Jordan Sessler (12.1 ppg, 6.3 ppg) and Mohawk's Drew Loose (18.6 ppg).
For the full listing, see page 2B.