Two Lady Cougars Earn Honorable Mention

By Clare Wiltse

Sports Contributor

The East Husker Conference announced their All-Conference Team this week. None of the Lady Cougars were among the eighteen players on the top three teams, but two were given honorable mention accolades. Senior Vanessa Peterson and sophomore Brianne Haskell were duly noted for the 2013-14 efforts.


Brianne was the top scorer for the team with a 10.2 average She went down with as leg injury after 16 games. Brianne was on pace to break the school record for assists before the injury. She averaged 3.4 assists per game.


Vanessa had a 7.6 scoring average and topped the team with 238 rebounds for a 9.9 rpg count. Vanessa was an accurate shooter with 47% conversion rate on her two point shots.


Coach Andy Cronin commented on his two EHC honorees:


“Vanessa Peterson modeled work ethic, persistence and grit for her teammates. Vanessa was second in the conference in rebounding per game, averaging 9.9 rebounds per contest. Vanessa’s defense was a staple for or team in the lane all year long. She was so valuable to the team that there were several games she didn’t sub out. Vanessa lead the team in scoring with 183 total points and rebounds with 238 rebounds and led the team in scoring 6 games this season. Vanessa had a career high in points scored with 22 vs. Walthill


Brianne Haskell lead the team in assists and was on pace to challenge the season record of 83 prior to her injury. Brianne broke the single game record for assists with 11 vs. Winside. She also lead the team in points per game with 10.2 and amassed 163 total points in her interrupted season. She also led the team in scoring 5 times with a game high of 18 vs. Omaha Mercy”


Vanessa is the Daughter of Lawrence and Grace Peterson. Brianne is the daughter of Rex and Deb Haskell.


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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