Lebanon High School's Kendra Bass on Friday was named a first-team all-state selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) for the 2017-18 season.
The 5-foot-5 senior, who missed several games after suffering a partially torn PCL in her right knee Jan. 18, returned to the Greyhounds' lineup for sectional competition early last week. She was one of of four Greyhounds to receive all-state recognition. The team was announced Friday in conjunction with the Class 1A-2A state girls basketball tournament at Redbird Arena.
Leading the Greyhounds in scoring (14.3 ppg), Bass scored 13 points in the Greyhounds' 51-40 loss to Danville Schlarman in a Class 1A state semifinal game Friday.
"I thought she (Bass) could have been a minimum second-team all-state Associated Press selection as well, but she missed a few games, and I'm sure that was taken into consideration. We're happy she was an honorable mention all-state member there as well," Lebanon coach Chad Cruthis said. "She didn't have a great first half today (Friday), but she came out and hit some big buckets for us in the second half. She showed what kind of player she really is in the second half."
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In addition to Kendra Bass, junior guard Emily Reinneck was a second-team all-state selection by the IBCA, while Krista Bass was a third-team selection.
Senior center Madison Schoenfeld was a special-mention all-state selection.
Joining Krista Bass as third-team all-state team members were Karly Stanowski, of Nashville, and Mater Dei junior Kierra Winkeler.
Mater Dei senior Myah Beckmann was a fourth-team all-state honoree, while other special-mention all-state players included Audrey Jansen and Madelyn Tepe, of Okawville, and Paige Kasten, of Nashville.