Things are trending significantly upward in Monroe where Adams Central is coming off their third best season in program history and a birth in the Sectional title game. Leading the way was McKenna Dietsch, who exploded as a sophomore after playing varsity basketball her freshman season at Leo.
Dietsch is a true floor general, like having an extra coach on the floor. She is vocal and does a good job in helping position her teammates for maximum success. She is an educated shooter, hitting 42.3 percent of her two points shots, 40.3 percent of her three point shots and 70.7 percent of her free throws while averaging a team best 13.2 points per game and being named All-ACAC.
The Flying Jets had the eighth best regular season improvement in the state last year from the season prior and their win total was more than they had in the previous four seasons combined. A big part of that movement was on the defensive end, anchored by Dietsch’s eye for the ball. She averaged 3.2 steals per game and was a constant harasser of opposing ball handlers. Her overall eye for the game helps her defend passing lanes well and puts her as one of the best defenders in the ACAC heading into her junior season.
“McKenna had a solid sophomore season in leading AC to 14 wins,” said Adams Central coach Doug Curtis. “After a good AAU season and good effort this past off-season working to improve, I’m looking forward to a dramatic improvement in her game at both ends of the floor.”