Two of the best players in Hornettes history will be back on the court this weekend as Karly Stanowski and Paige Kasten were selected to play in the 2018 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Game. Kasten and Stanowski will have a familiar face on the sideline as Hornettes coach Doug Althoff will coach the 1A-2A South team. Althoff will be assisted by Haylee Althoff and Gary Mueller.
The IBCA Class 1A-2A South team is comprised of players from all over Southern Illinois. Joining Kasten and Stanowski will be Abby Vaughn of Carmi White County, Baylee Clampitt of Illini West, Blair Borrowman of Western, Cali Wright of West Frankfort, Cassie Russo of Tuscola, Jess Hopson and Lotte Miller of Harrisburg, Katryel Clark of Auburn, Kendra Bass and Krista Bass of Lebanon, Lindsey Holhubner of Vienna, Macy Michels of Teutopolis, and Zanna Myers of Monticello.
The South team will go up against the Class 1A-2A North team at noon on June 9 at Pontiac High School. Admission for all the games is $5. The full rosters for the boys and girls games can be found at ibcaillinois.org.
Stanowski leaves the Hornettes as the only player in NCHS Girls Basketball history with 1000 rebounds. Stanowski also notched 1000 career points while at NCHS. Stanowski also holds the career made free throw record. Stanowski finished her career at NCHS with 1,219 career points, which is fifth all time.
Kasten leaves NCHS as the most prolific three point shooter in school history. Kasten broke the single season made three point field goal record during her junior year. She also broke the career made three point field goal record during her junior year, and continued to add to the record this past season. Kasten ended her career with 251 made three pointers, 76 more than the next closest athlete. Kasten joined the 1000 point club against Carterville on January 25.