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3 Centre girls named to all-league team

Junior Lotti Benning, sophomore Shelby Pankratz, and senior Shelby Makovec were named to the all-Wheat State League team this season.

Lotti Benning was the team’s leading rebounder with 10.6 rebounds per game. She contributed 3.4 blocks per game to tie a school record of 139 total blocks by a team. She was second on the team in assists with 1.5 per game.

“Her best attribute is one that can’t be measured with any statistic,” Stahlecker said. “Her defensive presence, combined with her rebounding ability, allowed us to play better defense on the perimeter. She made us much tougher around the basket and was the key to our defensive success.”

Shelby Pankratz was the team’s second-highest scorer, averaging 7.2 points per game. She made 17 three-pointers. She was third in assists and steals with 1.4 per game. She had 15 blocks.

“Shelby is a good, young all-around player who contributed to our success, especially on the offensive end,” Stahlecker said. “I look forward to having her back for two more seasons.”

Shelby Makovec was dubbed by Stahlecker as “one of the best players in Centre girls’ history.” She was starting point guard for all four years.

She averaged 19.5 points this year and set a season record of 72 threes, breaking her old record of 34. She made 79.3 percent of free throws, breaking a 77.6 percent record set last year by Cacey Simons.

She ended her career as the second leading scorer in Centre history with 1,419 points. She led in assists this year with 3.9, the second highest of all time. also led in steals with 4.2, third highest of all time.

“Shelby makes our offense go with her attacking style and has done so for all four years,” Stahlecker said. “She helped lead us to the state tournament all four seasons of her high school career.”

Last modified March 26, 2015

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