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The Suburbanite
  • 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.