4 Lions garner All-Kaw Valley League honors
Four Lansing High basketball players were recognized Monday for their solid play this season when the All-Kaw Valley League squads were announced.
Senior forward Jeff Jackson earned first-team honors and sophomore point guard Curtis Beall earned honorable mention status on the boys' squad. Junior guard Katie Nietzke and sophomore point guard Brittney Lang earned first-team honors for the girls.
The honors were the first for all four Lions.
Jackson and Beall led the LHS boys to an 8-13 record and shared high-scoring honors with 8.1 points per game. Jackson scored in double-figures 10 times and had a career-high 16 points against Jefferson County West in the fifth-place game of the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament. Beall was in double-figures eight times and had a career-high 14 points on two occasions.
Nietzke and Lang guided the Lansing girls to a 9-12 record and were the team's top scorers. Nietzke averaged a career-best 12.2 points per game, and her best outing of the season came Jan. 26 at Bonner Springs when she scored a career-high 23 points. Lang averaged 9.7 points per game, was in double-figures 11 times and had a career-high 20 points against Perry-Lecompton.
Other members of the All-KVL boys squad are first-teamers Nate Daniels and Austin Bond of Piper, Austin Knipp and Tanner Swafford of Basehor-Linwood, Matt Caquelin and Anthony Brown of Bonner Springs, Chris Wing of Bishop Ward, Kyle Morgison of Perry-Lecompton, Gabe Belobrajdic of Tonganoxie, Derek Kooser of Immaculata and Andrew Wendorff of Mill Valley. Honorable mention selections are James Cox and David Yadrich of Bishop Ward, Chandler Schaake of Basehor-Linwood, Miguel Saunders of Piper, Joel Gantz of Perry-Lecompton and Jeff Hughes of Tonganoxie.
Other members of the All-KVL girls squad are first-teamers Ali Pistora and Liz Baska of Tonganoxie, Brooke Pryor and Tori Rutter of Santa Fe Trail, Cassie Lombardino and Brooke Sanders of Basehor-Linwood, Christina Delladio and Kelsey Stanbrough of Bonner Springs, Kyle Burns of Bishop Ward and Michelle Selbe of Piper. Honorable mention selections are Rachel Bogard of Tonganoxie, Carly Santaularia and Elise Umbarger of Mill Valley, Jessica Todd of Immaculata, Hattie Gorman of Bishop Ward and Allie Nichols of Piper.