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Shull, Phipps selected first team all-SEC

MP’s Natalie Ita named to Southeast Conference second team for girls’ basketball
Mar 14, 2013

Along with their all-GTNS nod, Mt. Pleasant girls’ basketball players Taryne Shull and Kelsi Phipps have been named first team all-Southeast Conference by the league coaches.

Mt. Pleasant’s Natalie Ita was selected second team all-conference.

A pair of 6-foot-1 starters, Shull and Phipps led the Panthers to a 5-3 conference finish, falling just shy of an SEC title — Mt. Pleasant lost the last game of the SEC season to Washington, which finished 6-2 to take the crown.

Shull, a junior, led the young Panther team in scoring with 11.6 points per game, and Phipps was right behind, averaging 10.5 points per game. Phipps also led the team with 6.1 rebounds per game, and Shull averaged 4.6 boards per contest.

Joining the Mt. Pleasant pair on the first team are conference players Sidney Baumann, Fairfield; Lakyn Boltz, Keokuk; Rachel Dunlap, Keokuk; and Lauren Kimball, Washington.

Dunlap and Kimball were named co-players of the year.

Ita was also a key component on the Panther team this season, earning her second team honors. The sophomore point guard led the team with 43 steals and 30 assists on the season.

Mt. Pleasant players who earned an honorable mention were junior Natalie Myers, junior Leslie Taylor, sophomore Mary Wester and sophomore Hannah Becker.

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