Sufka makes all-Division II team |

Sufka makes all-Division II team

Steve Yingling

Ending the season with a 1-11 3A Nevada Division II record impacted the Whittell’s all-league girls basketball selections, according to Warriors coach Lindsay Wines.

“I went into the meeting (Sunday night at Bishop Manogue High) trying to get three girls honored and only got one,” Wines said.

The one was Whittell’s all-everything Sarah Sufka, a senior point guard, who averaged 12 points and 3 assists per game. The four-year varsity starter, however, was selected to the second team – a slight in Wines’ opinion.

“The fact that Sarah isn’t on the first team is disappointing. It should be the best players in the conference, regardless of team records. They felt if you had a better record, you should have more players on the squad,” Wines said.

“She’s done a lot for our program in the last four years, and I had hoped she would have been able to get a little better recognition.”

Warrior senior Aurora Terry, who always looked like she was running progressions during games, and sophomore sharpshooter Caitlin Fagan were omitted from the first and second teams.

Terry, also a four-year varsity player, led the team in steals and contributed 9 points per game. She also was the team’s second-leading rebounder.

Neither Terry or Sufka was selected all-division last year when Wines was unable to attend the vote of league coaches.

“Sarah and Aurora could help any team in the league,” Wines said.

Mineral County junior Ashlee Orndorff, who led the Serpents to their sixth straight division crown without a loss last weekend, was chosen most valuable player.

First-team members included Manogue seniors Jennifer Beairsto and Emily Brown; Mineral County’s Kim Dement, Amanda Stinson and Kori Winters; Dayton’s Jennifer Dillie and Yerington’s Letitia Talbot.

Manogue’s Frank Martinez, who guided the Miners to an unexpected division runner-up and state playoff positions, was selected coach of the year.

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