We wrap up the 2019-2020 girls basketball season officially with the naming of our second annual Outside the Huddle All-Area team.

For our selections, we narrow down candidates to the top 16 players as we see them in the area. No second teams, no honorable mentions, just one group of who the editors of Outside the Huddle felt to be the best of the best in the 2019-2020 season.

In order by grade, here are this year’s honorees:

Bayman

ADDISON BAYMAN, WOODLAN, Sr.

Bayman helped finish off her Woodlan career by going undefeated against ACAC opponents and winning the ACAC regular season and tournament titles as the Warriors’ leader. She averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 steals during the season, being named First Team All-ACAC. Bayman also reached 1,000 career points this season. She was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA. Bayman will play next season at Spring Arbor University.

Busick

MEGHAN BUSICK, BELLMONT, Sr.

Busick bounced back from a devastating injury at the end of her junior season to have a solid senior campaign. While Bellmont fell short of any team titles, they did hold a win over co-NE8 champion Columbia City. Busick averaged 10.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. She repeated on the All-NE8 First Team, was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA. This is her second OTH All-Area honor.

Dossen 2019
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BREE DOSSEN, HERITAGE, Sr.

Although Heritage ultimately didn’t contend for ACAC titles, Dossen had a stellar senior season. She led the Patriots with 16.1 points per game, which was tied for the third highest scoring average in the area this season. Dossen also added 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. She reached 1,000 career points this season. She was named All-ACAC First team, was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA. Dossen will play next season at Indiana Tech.

Graber

SYDNEY GRABER, HOMESTEAD, Sr.

A member of the Outside the Huddle preseason ‘First Five’ for a second straight season, Graber led Homestead as they continued what is now a five season unbeaten streak in the SAC regular season. It led the Spartans to a SAC regular season title as well as their third tournament title in Graber’s career. Graber averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game as Homestead also won a Sectional title. She was named All-SAC First Team, was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named senior All-State ‘Supreme 15’ by the IBCA. She will play Division 1 basketball next season at Central Michigan.

Holley 2019
2018-2019 file photo

CARLY HOLLEY, ADAMS CENTRAL, Sr.

Holley helped lead the Flying Jets to their first Sectional title since 2001. She averaged 13.4 points, was one of the top rebounders in the area at 8.1 per game and also averaged 2.5 assists per contest. Throughout the season, Holley was one of the area’s most consistent double double threats. Holley was named All-ACAC First Team and was named one of the top 100 seniors in the state after the season by Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

Jones

JACI JONES, SOUTH SIDE, Sr.

One of the Outside the Huddle preseason ‘First Five,’ Jones has a stellar year in leading South Side to a third place finish in the conference and tournament runner up spot. She broke the SAC Holiday Tournament single game scoring record with 41 in the semi final win over Northrop. Jones averaged 15.1 points, 3 assists and 3.1 rebounds as an All-SAC First Team selection. She was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named Senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA. This is her second OTH All-Area honor. Jones will play Division 1 basketball next season and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Parker

RYLIE PARKER, HOMESTEAD, Sr.

Another year of titles was aided significantly by the presence and leadership of Parker at Homestead. As the Spartans won the SAC regular season, SAC Tournament and Sectional title, Parker flourished as shooter and in other key aspects each game. She averaged 13 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals during her senior season and was named All-SAC First Team. She was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named Senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA. Parker will play Division 1 basketball next season at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Reimbold

LYDIA REIMBOLD, BISHOP LUERS, Sr.

Reimbold played a major role for a Luers team often depleted by injury. She was a rock solid reliable player, averaging 13.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals per contest. Reimbold was named All-SAC First Team, was recently named as one of the Top 60 senior workout invitees and was named Senior All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA.  Reimbold will play Division 1 basketball next season at Bellarmine University.

Fuelling

KAYLEE FUELLING, NORWELL, Jr.

Norwell rose back up to win a share of the NE8 title and a Sectional championship before advancing to the Regional final game. Along the way, Fuelling shared some top guard roles on her team, averaging 13.9 points, 2.9 steals and 4.4 rebounds per game. She was named All-NE8 First Team and Underclass All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA.

Knoll

HANNA KNOLL, ANGOLA, Jr.

A member of Outside the Huddle’s Preseason ‘First Five,’ Knoll was recently named a member of the Indiana Junior All-Star team. In leading the Hornets to an unbeaten season against NECC opponents, the Hornets were NECC regular season and conference champions. Knoll averaged an area second best 16.9 points per game, hitting the 1,000 point mark for her career along the way. Knoll added 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game, was named All-NECC First Team and named IBCA Underclass Large School All-State. This is her second OTH All-Area honor.

Parrett

EMILY PARRETT, CARROLL, Jr.

Carroll used a balanced lineup to secure a quality second place finish in the SAC and eventually earn a Sectional title. The key standout from that group was Parrett, in her third year as a varsity player. Parrett averaged 11 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as an All-SAC First Team player. She was also named Underclass All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA.

Shelton

MAIAH SHELTON, NORWELL, Jr.

Norwell bounced back from a year without titles to share the Northeast 8 title and win their Sectional. Shelton led the team with 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, adding 2.3 steals per contest. Shelton was named All-NE8 First Team and to the Underclass All-State Honorable Mention team by the IBCA. This is her second OTH All-Area honor.

White

TIAUNA WHITE, NORTHROP, Jr.

The leading scorer per game in the area, White became a massive presence inside and out for the Bruins. White scored that area best 17.7 points per game while also pulling down 6.1 rebounds and having 1.8 steals per game. Her 25 points against Carroll in the SAC Holiday Tournament was this season’s fourth best tournament scoring effort. While helping pace Northrop to a finish in the middle of the SAC, she was named All-SAC First Team and IBCA Underclass All-State Honorable Mention.

Patterson

AYANNA PATTERSON, HOMESTEAD, So.

A member of the Outside the Huddle preseason ‘First Five,’ a injury limited Patterson some early in the season, but she roared back to average 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while helping Homestead to SAC Tournament, SAC regular season and Sectional titles. Patterson was an All-SAC First Team selection and was named to the IBCA Underclass All-State ‘Supreme 15’ as one of the top 15 non-seniors in Indiana. This is her second OTH All-Area honor.

Smith

OLIVIA SMITH, SOUTH SIDE, So.

A member of the Outside the Huddle preseason ‘First Five,’ Jones was also selected by a FAN VOTE as being the Performer of the Year for the area. She also earned an important FAN VOTE win for her SAC Tournament finals outing. During her sophomore campaign, Smith averaged 13.2 points, 2.9 steals and 2.7 rebounds. She was named All-SAC First Team.

Kelham

BAILEY KELHAM, GARRETT, Fr.

Kelham broke the doors open on her way into high school basketball. She averaged 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game and tied for the third best scoring average in the area. On December 23, Kelham’s 45 points against New Haven became the most scored by a female freshman in a single game in state history and tied for the second best scoring game by any freshman in Indiana history. Kelham also set the Garrett single season record for free throws made. She was first team All-NECC and named Underclass All-State Honorable Mention by the IBCA.

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