Eight local girls’ basketball players - five from Pine River Backus and three from Pequot Lakes - found their way onto the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Team for the 2019-2020 season.

Players for the all-area team are nominated by their coaches and then selected by the Dispatch Sports Department.



Maci Martini, Pequot Lakes

Freshman, guard

Finished with 339 points (11.7 per game), 114 rebounds (4.1 per game), 40 assists (1.4 per game) and 48 steals. She shot 37% (105-286) from the field, 28% (37-131) from 3-point and 81% (76-94) from the free-throw line.



Rylie Hirschey, Pine River-Backus

Junior, guard

Finished with 452 points (16.4 per game), 84 rebounds (3.1 per game), 97 assists (3.5 per game) and 81 steals. She shot 36% (156-431) from the field, 33% (78-236) from 3-point and 55% (53-97) from the free-throw line.



Olivia Adkins, Pine River-Backus

Junior, guard

Finished with 349 points (13.2 per game), 113 rebounds (4.2 per game), 58 assists (2.1 per game) and 82 steals. She shot 42% (115-364) from the field, 25% (55-220) from 3-point and 77% (58-75) from the free-throw line.



Honorable Mention



Emma Benson, Pequot Lakes

Senior, forward

Finished with 161 points (5.4 per game), 104 rebounds (3.6 per game), 40 assists (1.4 per game) and 34 steals. She shot 44% (67-154) from the field and 69% (18-26) from the free-throw line.



Lola Rysavy, Pequot Lakes

Senior, center

Finished with 215 points (7.4 per game), 137 rebounds (4.9 per game), 14 assists (0.5 per game), 21 steals and 53 blocked shots. She shot 46% (94-203) from the field and 54% (19-35) from the free-throw line.



Emma Barchus, Pine River-Backus

Senior, guard

Finished with 168 points (5.9 per game), 134 rebounds (4.7 per game), 71 assists (2.5 per game) and 59 steals. She shot 31% (54-173) from the field, 30% (28-95) from the 3-point line and 71% (22-31) from the free-throw line.



Sidney Lodge, Pine River-Backus

Senior, guard

Finished with 162 points (5.8 per game), 80 rebounds (2.9 per game), 72 assists (2.6 per game) and 52 steals. She shot 39% (67-172) from the field, 18% (9-50) from 3-point and 32% (13-41) from the free-throw line.



Ramsey Tulenchik, Pine River-Backus

Freshman, center

Finished with 337 points (13.2 per game), 113 rebounds (4.2 per game), 43 assists (1.5 per game), 54 steals and 22 blocked shots. She shot 46% (117-253) from the field and 59% (89-151) from the free-throw line.