A shortened 2021 season made everyone’s statistics look less than in a normal season. Teams played around eight fewer games and that’s if they could survive without any stops.

Still, eight schools were represented on this year’s Dispatch All-Area team.

Brainerd earned two players playing a Central Lakes Conference schedule.

Crosby-Ironton led by Player of the Year Tori Oehrlein earned two players as well as Mid-State Conference rival Pequot Lakes.

Pine River-Backus also had two girls make the all-area with both of them averaging over 19 points a game.

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Players were nominated by their coaches and voted on by the Dispatch sports department.



Teagan Piecek, Aitkin

Sophomore, guard

Finished with 271 points (14.3 per game), 102 rebounds (5.4 per game), 34 assists (1.8 per game) and 31 steals. She shot 31% (90-295) from the field, 29% (51-179) from 3-point and 77% (40-52) from the free throw line.



Myah Nelson, Brainerd

Junior, guard

Finished with 229 points (12.1 per game), 71 rebounds (3.7 per game), 69 assists (3.6 per game) and 35 steals. She shot 39% (81-209) from the field, 36% (34-95) from 3-point and 73% (33-45) from the free throw line.



Ally Brzezinski, Brainerd

Senior, forward

Finished with 253 points (13.3 per game), 104 rebounds (5.4 per game), 32 assists (1.7 per game), 25 steals and eight blocked shots. She shot 47% (80-172) from the field, 33% (13-40) from 3-point and 66% (80-121) from the free throw line.



Tori Oehrlein, Crosby-Ironton

Seventh grader, guard

Finished with 456 points (21.7 per game), 212 rebounds (10.1 per game), 140 assists (6.7 per game), 60 steals and 20 blocked shots. She shot 50% (165-330) from the field, 45% (67-148) from 3-point and 66% (54-81) from the free throw line.



Karli Nixon, Crosby-Ironton

Senior, guard

Finished with 336 points (16.0 per game), 64 rebounds (3.2 per game), 44 assists (2.2 per game) and 54 steals. She shot 55% (127-231) from the field, 31% (24-78) from 3-point and 72% (59-82) from the free throw line.



Taylor Jordan, Little Falls

Senior, guard

Finished with 239 points (12.6 per game), 44 rebounds (2.3 per game), 30 assists (1.6 per game) and 47 steals. She shot 26% (67-264) from the field, 26% (36-140) from 3-point and 73% (69-95) from the free throw line.



Maci Martini, Pequot Lakes

Sophomore, guard

Finished with 359 points (17.1 per game), 105 rebounds (5.0 per game), 48 assists (2.3 per game) and 57 steals. She shot 45% (118-262) from the field, 40% (45-113) from 3-point and 78% (78-100) from the free throw line.



Kelsi Martini, Pequot Lakes

Freshman, guard

FInished with 274 points (13.0 per game), 64 rebounds (3.0 per game), 59 assists (2.8 per game) and 59 steals. She shot 47% (81-172) from the field, 40% (21-53) from 3-point and 84% (91-108) from the free throw line.



Courtney Strohmeier, Pierz

Senior, guard

Finished with 221 points (11.6 per game), 73 rebounds (3.8 per game), 16 assists (0.8 per game), 29 steals and six blocked shots. She shot 31% (71-230) from the field, 28% (43-154) from 3-point and 77% (36-47) from the free throw line.



Juliana Ewald, Pillager

Sophomore, guard

Finished with 212 points (12.5 per game), 61 rebounds (3.6 per game), 45 assists (2.6 per game), 61 steals and four blocked shots. She shot 41% (81-197) from the field, 35% (35-101) from 3-point, and 50% (15-30) from the free throw line.



Rylie Hirschey, Pine River-Backus

Senior, guard

Finished with 388 points (19.4 per game), 78 rebounds (3.9 per game), 82 assists (4.1 per game), 60 steals and three blocked shots. She shot 36% (133-361) from the field, 29% (59-205) from 3-point and 69% (63-92) from the free throw line.



Ramsey Tulenchik, Pine River-Backus

Sophomore, center

Finished with 383 points (19.1 per game), 171 rebounds (8.6 per game), 41 assists (2.0 per game), 52 steals and 17 blocked shots. She shot 52% (146-251) from the field and 51% (91-177) from the free throw line.