Selland, Nagel, Graham, Gustafson get all-state nods
They are scorers, rebounders, defenders, record holders and winners.
The Class B girls' all-state team as chosen by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sportswriters
Association announced today is a who's who of elite players.
The decorated group includes a top-five all-time leading scorer, and
a host of school record holders.
Summit twin sisters, Logan and Presley O'Farrell, headline the first
team. The 6-foot senior guards guided the Eagles to state
championships their sophomore and junior seasons. They were also
members of Summit's state title team as eighth graders in 2009. Logan
was a first-teamer last season, while Presley was a second-teamer.
The Augustana College recruits helped Summit go 93-8 the last four
seasons. The O'Farrells are the daughters of former Summit standout
Lori Wohlleber, who is one of the top scorers in South Dakota girls'
basketball history with 2,490 points.
Logan averaged 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game
this season. She finished her career with 1,219 points, 624 rebounds,
361 assists and 357 steals.
"Logan became the vocal leader of our team and was the one that set
the tone for us each game," Summit coach Mark Amdahl said. "Logan
knows the fundamentals of the game which allows her to score from a
lot of positions."
Presley's statistics were almost identical to her sister's. Presley
averaged 13.2 points, 7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest this
season. She finished her career with 951 points, 519 rebounds, 411
assists and 329 steals.
"Presley's athleticism allows her to finish around the rim on dribble
drives as good as anyone I have coached," Amdahl said. "She's scrappy
on defense and causes a lot of turnovers."
Other first-teamers include seniors Kieran O'Malley of Centerville,
Taylor Trohkimoinen of Newell and Shauni Schwartz of Herreid-Selby
It is O'Malley's third straight season being named to the first team.
The high scoring guard led Class B in scoring this season with an
average of 31 points a game. She also registered 5.5 rebounds per game
and dished out three assists per game. The 5-foot-7 guard is the
school record holder for points (2,599), assists (406), steals (328)
and three-pointers (265). Her point total is fifth on the all-time
South Dakota girls' basketball scoring list. The Mount Marty College
signee guided the Tornadoes to a 19-4 record this season.
"Kieran O'Malley is truly an amazing player," Centerville coach Logan
Diede said. "She has put countless hours in the gym over the years and
it definitely shows every time she steps foot on the basketball court.
She has made a huge impact on the girls' basketball program here at
Centerville and has been a great role model for younger girls to look
Trohkimoinen was also a first-team selection last season and was a
second-teamer as a sophomore. The 6-foot point guard had a brilliant
career for the Irrigators. She finished with 1,651 career points,
which is third most in school history. The Black Hills State recruit
is the school record holder in rebounds (763), assists (541), steals
(441) and blocks (162). The versatile Trohkimoinen tallied 20.4
points, 9.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.7 blocks and 4.6 steals this
"Some of Taylor's biggest attributes are that she always got the open
person the ball while getting her shots when they showed up," Newell
coach Scott Wince said. "A great passer and has great range on her
jump shot. Being six foot and a point guard, she caused lots of
mismatches which allowed her to get to the rim."
Schwartz was a third-team selection last year. She guided the
Wolverines to a 21-2 record this season. The 5-foot-10 Schwartz
recorded 17.4 points, nine rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.5 steals and 2.6
assists this season. The University of Mary recruit racked up career
totals of 1,434 points, 794 rebounds, 306 steals, 286 blocks and 206
assists. She helped her teams go 75-14 the last four seasons.
"Shauni is a good inside defender and shot blocker," said
Herreid-Selby Area coach Dean Schwartz, Shauni's father. "She is also
a team player and understands the game is a team sport and believes in
her teammates. She has been fortunate to play with a great bunch of
girls during her high school career."
Logan O'Farrell, senior, Summit (16.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 3.5 apg).
Kieran O'Malley, senior, Centerville (31 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3 apg).
Taylor Trohkimoinen, senior, Newell (20.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 6.2 apg).
Presley O'Farrell, senior, Summit (13.2 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.5 apg).
Shauni Schwartz, senior, Herreid-Selby Area (17.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.5 apg).
Shelby Selland, junior, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (17 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.7 apg).
Miranda Ristau, junior, Warner (14.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.3 apg).
Rachel Rogers, senior, Warner (15.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Chesney Nagel, junior, Avon (20.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.0 apg).
Haley Froelich, senior, Lemmon (18.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.8 apg).
Cassidy Graham, junior, Hanson (14.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Kristie Mettler, senior, Timber Lake (17.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg).
BreeAna Olson, senior, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland (20 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg).
Ashley Rozell, sophomore, Warner, (13.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.0 apg).
Darbi Gustafson, sophomore, Ethan (15 ppg, 10 rpg, 2 apg).