Albert Lea Tribune All-Area First Team

Published 3:07 pm Saturday, March 20, 2010

Abbey Arends, senior, Albert Lea

The Albert Lea senior became just the third player in Tigers girls’ basketball history to record 1,000 career points and averaged 16.5 points per game. Arends had the capacity to do it all for Albert Lea and defer to teammates when defenses focused on her. Arends got off to a blistering start to the season and averaged 20 points per game in the first four games.

Alyssa Kerkhoff, junior, NRHEG

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Kerkhoff became NRHEG’s all-time leading scorer this season and now has more than 1,500 points in her career. Kerkhoff finished with 16.7 points per game and led the Panthers in steals, free throw percentage and assists. Kerkhoff shot nearly 40 percent from the field in helping lead the Panthers to another conference championship and a 21-7 record.

Kate Hartman, senior, Northwood-Kensett

Hartman owns nearly every record in Northwood-Kensett girls’ basketball player and became the school’s first player to reach 1,000 career points and rebounds. Hartman averaged 23.5 points per game and 16 rebounds per game in helping lead the Vikings to a 15-8 record, their first winning season in school history.

Katie Hallman, senior, Alden-Conger

The Knights graduated a core of its starting lineup from last season, but Hallman was one who remained and improved dramatically. Hallman averaged 18.8 points per game in her senior season, up from 11.6 a season ago. Hallman also had 9.3 rebounds per game. Hallman, an all-conference selection, also shot 47 percent from the floor.

Morgan Stadheim, senior, Albert Lea

Stadheim increased her role in the Albert Lea offense this season and her scoring as she finished with a 13.1 points per game average in her senior season. Stadheim led the team in rebounding for the second consecutive season. Stadheim finished second on the team in steals with 37 and shot 36 percent from the field.