Sunday, March 4, 2018

Begole and West named All-Conference for Metamora Girls Basketball

Metamora, IL - The season has been over for Metamora Girls Basketball for just 17 days and awards all around the Peoria area are being handed out as we speak.

Sunday, Reagan Begole became Metamora's first player to be named 1st Team All-Conference in the Mid-Illini during current head coach Brianna Morrow's tenure. Alivia West was named 2nd Team All-Conference, marking two years in a row that Metamora had a player on 2nd Team. In the 2016-17 season, it was Lady Redbird alum and current ICC player Abby Coates being named 2nd Team.

Begole and West lead a team that finished with it's best win total since the 2009-10 team that just missed a Sectional Championship, losing to Peoria Richwoods 58-57 in the title game. In 17-18, Metamora lost in the Regional Championship to arch-rival Washington, 55-48. This year's team will also return 1,042 of its 1,344 points scored throughout the course of 17-18's 28 games. That's 77.5%.

Coach Morrow is "very proud" of West and Begole, and had nothing but praise for the juniors.

"Alivia really improved this season and became a very dependable inside presence for us! Reagan was a go to kid for us this season. She led us in most categories and is very deserving of this honor."

Metamora's 2018-2019 season can start as early as October 29th, which is 239 days away from the Sunday on which Begole and West were honored.

Reagan Begole Final Stats for 2017-2018:
80 2's (2nd on Team), 44 3's (2nd on Team), 54-77 FTs (Team High), 347 points (12.4 ppg / Team High)

Alivia West Final Stats for 2017-2018: 
92 2's (Team High), 1 3, 35-65 FTs (2nd on Team), 218 points (7.8 ppg / 3rd on Team)

Mid-Illini All-Conference (1st Team):
Reagan Begole (Metamora), Tenley Dowell (Morton), Josi Becker (Morton), Cassidy Fawcett (Canton), Anna Plumer (Canton), Maddy Cash (Pekin), Sierra Sonnemaker (Washington)

Mid-Illini All-Conference (2nd Team):
Alivia West (Metamora), Lindsey Dullard (Morton), Caylie Jones (Morton), Kassidy Shurman (Morton), Christina Britter (Dunlap), Tori Oaks (Canton), Josie Morgan (Washington), Lily Harlan (Washington)

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