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Girls Basketball: Patriots earn 4, Warriors get 3 to All-Area 1st team

The 2021-22 Dispatch All-Area 1st Team is annouced

Pequot Lakes girls basketball takes on Pierz Friday, March 11, 2022, during the Section 7-2A Championship game at Brainerd.
Pequot Lakes' Maci Martini goes up for a shot against Pierz Friday, March 11, 2022, during the Section 7-2A Championship game at Brainerd.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

With a trip to the state tournament, the Pequot Lakes Patriots landed four players on the Brainerd Dispatch Girls Basketball All-Area First Team.

Pequot’s Maci Martini was named All-State, All-Mid State Conference MVP, All-Class 2A Tournament team and led the area in 3-point shooting at 45%.

Crosby-Ironton’s Tori Oehrlein may only be an eighth-grader, but she is the back-to-back All-Area Player of the Year after leading the area in scoring at 29.5 per game and rebounding at 12.3 per game. She was also named All-State with Martini.

Pine River-Backus’ Ramsey Tulenchik finished with an area leading 53% field-goal percentage. She was also the second area player to average more than 20 points at 25.6 a game.

The Brainerd Warriors were Central Lakes Conference Champions and earned its first playoff win in 12 years to get three players on the All-Area team.

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The Pierz Pioneers made a run to the Section 7-2A Finals and saw two players on the All-Area team.

Players are selected by their coaches and then voted on by the Brainerd Dispatch sports department.

Myah Nelson, Brainerd

Senior, guard

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Myah Nelson

Finished with 313 points (11.6 per game), 93 rebounds (3.4 per game), 81 assists (3.0 per game and 54 steals. She shot 38% (92-242) from the field, 37% (54-148) from 3-point and 75% (75-100) from the free throw line.

Meghan Smith, Brainerd

Senior, guard

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Meghan Smith

Finished with 235 points (9.8 per game), 58 rebounds (2.4 per game), 40 assists (1.7 per game and 48 steals. She shot 42% (84-199) from the field, 25% (25-100) from 3-point and 60% (59-99) from the free throw line.

Olivia Tautges, Brainerd

Senior, forward

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Olivia Tautges

Finished 351 points (13.0 per game), 177 rebounds (6.6 per game), 44 assists (1.6 per game), 32 steals and 42 blocked shots. She shot 45% (128-286) from the field, 35% (37-106) from 3-point and 56% (58-103) from the free throw line.

Tori Oehrlein, Crosby-Ironton

Eighth grader, guard

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Tori Oehrlein.

Finished with 826 points (29.5 per game), 321 rebounds (12.3 per game), 117 assists (4.5 per game), 92 steals and 22 blocked shots. She shot 52% (306-585) from the field, 36% (97-268) from 3-point and 69% (109-157) from the free throw line.

Maci Martini, Pequot Lakes

Juunior, guard

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Maci Martini
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Finished with 642 points (19.5 per game), 176 rebounds (5.3 per game), 98 assists (3.0 per game) and 82 steals. She shot 46% (217-413) from the field, 45% (105-236) from 3-point and 84% (103-122) from the free throw line.

Kelsi Martini, Pequot Lakes

Sophomore, guard

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Kelsi Martini

Finished with 357 points (10.8 per game), 111 rebounds (3.4 per game), 58 assists (1.8 per game) and 81 steals. She shot 46% (128-277) from the field, 39% (37-95) from 3-point and 72% (64-89) from the free throw line.

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Isabel Larson, Pequot Lakes

Sophomore, guard

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Isabel Larson

Finished with 424 points (12.8 per game), 131 rebounds (4.0 per game), 116 assists (3.5 per game) and 69 steals. She shot 48% (151-317) from the field, 27% (27-100) from 3-point and 74% (95-129) from the free throw line.

Lauren Schultz, Pequot Lakes

Sophomore, guard

Lauren Schultz
Lauren Schultz

Finished with 232 points (7.0 per game), 204 rebounds (6.2 per game), 50 assists (1.5 per game), 64 steals and 14 blocked shots. She shot 46% (71-156) from the field, 27% (10-37) from 3-point and 64% (80-126) from the free throw line.

Kiara Olesch, Pierz

Senior, guard

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Kiara Olesch.

Finished with 393 points (13.1 per game), 244 rebounds (8.1 per game), 139 assists (4.6 per game) and 80 steals. She shot 39% (139-355) from the field, 35% (19-55) from 3-point and 62% (96-154) from the free throw line.

Alyssa Sadlovsky, Pierz

Sophomore, guard

Alyssa Sadlovsky.
Alyssa Sadlovsky.

Finished with 324 points (10.8 per game), 110 rebounds (3.7 per game), 44 assists (1.5 per game) and 39 steals. She shot 38% (118-315) from the field, 34% (65-190) from 3-point and 52% (23-44) from the free throw line.

Olivia Peterson, Pillager

Senior, forward

Olivia Peterson
Olivia Peterson

Finished with 412 points (16.4 per game), 179 rebounds (6.6 per game), 60 assists (2.2 per game), 60 steals and 22 blocked shots. She shot 50% (186-373) from the field, 28% (15-53) from 3-point and 60% (55-91) from the free throw line.

Ramsey Tulenchik, Pine River-Backus

Junior, center

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Ramsey Tulenchik
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Finished with 639 points (25.6 per game), 264 rebounds (10.6 per game), 56 assists (2.2 per game), 88 steals and 50 blocked shots. She shot 53% (236-444) from the field and 58% (165-284) from the free throw line.

CONRAD ENGSTROM may be reached at 218-855-5861 or conrad.engstrom@brainerddispatch.com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/the_rad34.

Started at the Dispatch in June of 2019.
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