Lady Govs Palmer Earns Class AA All State Status



MITCHELL, S.D. – Pierre Lady Governor sophomore Sydney Palmer was named to the second team All State Class AA Girls Basketball team announced today by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association and the South Dakota Coaches Association. Palmer led the Lady Govs in scoring this season averaging 11.5 points per game. She is one of 3 sophomores on the All State squad. Mitchell’s Macy Miller and Kerri Young, Sioux Falls Washington’s Emma Hanson, Sioux Falls Lincoln’s Cera Ledbetter, Sioux Falls Roosevelt’s Tagyn Larson and Aberdeen Central’s Sami Knecht comprise this year’s Class AA all-state team. Joining Palmer on the second team are three seniors, a junior and a pair of sophomores. Lincoln’s Darby Hugunin, Aberdeen’s Brynn Flakus, Washington’s Ellie Benson, Brandon Valley’s Allison Koehn, O’Gorman’s Jessica Mieras and Palmer round out the second team.

South Dakota Class AA Girls All State Team

First team

Macy Miller, Mitchell, (Junior, 6-0 guard), 19 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.3 apg.

Kerri Young, Mitchell, (Senior, 6-0 guard/forward), 16.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.6 apg.

Sami Knecht, Aberdeen Central, (Senior, 6-2 center), 15 ppg, 10 rpg, 3 bpg, 2 spg.

Tagyn Larson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, (Sophomore, 6-3 guard), 11.9 ppg, 8 rpg, 3.9 bpg.

Cera Ledbetter, Sioux Falls Lincoln, (Senior, 6-0 center), 15.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg.

Emma Hanson, Sioux Falls Washington, (Senior, 6-1 forward), 10 ppg, 6 rpg.

Second Team

Darby Hugunin, 5-7, sr., Lincoln (12.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

Brynn Flakus, 5-7, sr., Aberdeen Central (13.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

Ellie Benson, 5-8, jr., Washington (8.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

Allison Koehn, 5-9, sr., Brandon Valley (13.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg)

Jessica Mieras, 6-2, so., O’Gorman (12.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.4 bpg)

Sydney Palmer, 5-11, so, Pierre (11.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

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