Manistee’s Kott Named AP Class B Second Team All-State

DETROIT (AP) — Benton Harbor’s Kysre Gondrezick has been named Associated Press girls Class B Player of the Year.

   The 5-foot-10 guard set multiple state records. She became the first girls basketball player to average 40 points in a season, averaging 40.5 while also setting a record with a 72-point game in an 80-78 double-overtime win over Buchanan in the opening round of the district tournament.

   Also named to the first team all-state were Cassidy Boensch of Bay City John Glenn; Alexis Sevillian of Goodrich; Birmingham Country Day teammates Destiny Pitts and Kaela Webb; Renee Sturm of Williamston; Kayla Brown of Dearborn Heights Robichaud; Tiera Thomas of Detroit Henry Ford; Hannah Reinhold of Muskegon Oakridge; and Ashton Combs of Imlay City.

   Frank Orlando of Detroit Country Day was named Class B Coach of the Year.

 Player of the Year

   Kysre Gondrezick, Benton Harbor, Sr.


   First-Team All-State

   Destiny Pitts, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, Jr.

   Alexis Sevillian, Goodrich, Sr.

   Cassidy Boensch, Bay City John Glenn, Sr.

   Kaela Webb, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, So.

   Kayla Brown, Dearborn Heights Robichaud, Jr.

   Tiera Thomas, Detroit Henry Ford, Sr.

   Hannah Reinhold, Muskegon Oakridge, Jr.

   Renee Sturm, Williamston, Sr.

   Ashton Combs, Imlay City, Sr.



   Frank Orlando, Birmingham Detroit Country Day.


   Second-Team All-State (Nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel)

   Kalle Martinez, Bay City John Glenn, Jr.

   Jade Mosier, Buchanan, Sr.

   Emilee Kott, Manistee, Sr.

   Sophia Karasinski, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Jr.

   Maddie Dailey, Hastings, Sr.



   Cory Snider, Bay City John Glenn.

   Honorable Mention

   (Nominees receiving one or no votes from the 10-member panel)

   Tylar Bennett, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, Jr.; Maxine Moore, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, So.; Payton Husson, Marysville, Sr.; Devan Valko, Marysville, Sr.; Karyssa Austin, Marine City, Jr.; Tyeshia Bowers, Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, Jr.; Brayenne Benner, Frankenmuth, Sr.; Keri Frahm, Frankenmuth, Sr.; Savanah Gibson, Birch Run, Jr.; Jenna Gregory, Freeland, Jr.; Jenai LaPorte, Bay City John Glenn, Sr.; Morgan Villemure, Flat Rock, Sr.; Chelsea Palmer, Brooklyn Columbia Central, Sr.; Maddie Watters, Williamston, So.; Olivia Roe, Portland, Sr.; Kelsey Finch, Perry, Sr.; Jaylynn Williams, Ionia, Jr.; Nikki Turner, Marshall, Jr.; Kelley Hinton, Parchment, Sr.;Makenzie Wilkinson, Kalkaska, So.; Reiko Johnson, Spring Lake, Jr.; Iyana Brown, Fruitport, Jr.; Kyra Bussell, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Jr.; Sammie McCarthy, Coopersville, Sr.; Jennifer DoBoer, Grand Rapids South Christian, Sr.; Katie Wood, Belding, Sr.; Ashley Bowen, Howard City Tri-County, Jr.; Alexis Ayala, Durand, Sr.



   Thad Shank, Ludington; Ryan Rathje, Marysville.


   Voting panel: David Bossick, Ludington Daily News; Bill Broderick, Battle Creek Enquirer; Brian Calloway, Lansing State Journal; Matt Sheehan, Times Herald (Port Huron); David Goricki, The Detroit News; Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News; Matthew B. Mowery, The Oakland Press (Pontiac); Matt Wenzel, MLive-Jackson; Nich Wolak, Grand Haven Tribune; Eric Woodyard, MLive-Flint.