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  • NBC Girls Basketball Player of the Year: West Branch's Melinda Trimmer

  • West Branch sophomore Melinda Trimmer is the Northeastern Buckeye Conference Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

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  • Melinda Trimmer, West Branch
    THE NUMBERS Trimmer led the Warriors in scoring (16.5), assists (7.3) and free throw percentage (77.6) for the second straight regular season. She also led the team in steals (2.3). She also shot 42.1 percent from 3-point range (going 40-of-95) and grabbed 3.7 rebounds per game. In the class room, Trimmer carries a 4.0 GPA.
    WHAT SHE DOES A do-it all point guard, she helped lead the Warriors to an NBC title and a spot in the Division II district finals. The Warriors finished 23-3 this year, with Trimmer becoming a two-time first team All-NBC pick.
    WHAT HER COACH SAYS “She creates a lot on offense and defense to help our team win. It is hard for us to take her out of a game. ... She makes the other players around her better.” — West Branch head coach Walt DeShields
    2013 All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference Girls Basketball Team
    First team
    Name, School Yr. Ppg
    Taylor Lowdermilk, Carrollton Sr. 11.3
    Monica Starre, Carrollton So. 9.2
    Jordan Monnot, Louisville Sr. 10.7
    Clara Lemmon, Louisville Sr. 9.3
    Lorin Clark, Minerva Sr. 11.6
    Melinda Trimmer, West Branch So. 16.5
    Pavin Heath, West Branch So. 12.9
    Player of the Year Melinda Trimmer, West Branch
    Coach of the Year Garee McCully, Louisville
    Second team
    Name, School Yr.
    Hunter Harris, Canton South So.
    Savana Lowery, Carrollton So.
    Hannah Lemmon, Louisville Sr.
    Ali Rodgers, Marlington So.
    Raychel Blocher, Minerva Sr.
    Lindsey Foster, Salem Sr.
    Brittany Bryte, West Branch Sr.
    Honorable mention
    Emily Retterer, Alliance; Shania Mays, Alliance; Katie Uminski, Canton South; Joelle Martin, Canton South; Ali Poole, Carrollton; Rachel Devine, Carrollton; Hollyanne Mullet, Louisville; Emily Nees, Louisville; Morgan Penird, Marlington; Sierra Mayle, Marlington; Jacklyn Russell, Minerva; Mayson Hardgrove, Minerva; Katherine Stiff, Salem; Morgan Lehwald, Salem; Amanda Linhart, West Branch; Taryn Hahn, West Branch.

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