All-LPAA boys and girls hoops

Due to those annoying COVID-19 circumstances, the Yuma High School boys basketball team was unable to win its fourth straight Lower Platte Activities Association title, but the Indians still got three players receiving All-LPAA honors by the league coaches.

Yuma All-LPAA
Clay Robinson —
The junior earned himself another All-LPAA selection in a season in which he averaged 17.2 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.2 steals per game. Robinson will return next season looking to lead the Indians back to the 2A championship game after falling one game short this season.

Clay Robinson dribbles while Sedgwick County’s Jared Ehmke provides defensive pressure, last Saturday in Julesburg. (Dave Gustafson)
Cade Morton makes a move to the basket while helping the Yuma boys to two home wins in the 2A playoffs this past week. (Pioneer Photo)
Cade Morton — The senior has been a varsity contributor since his sophomore season, and made the most of his last campaign with the Tribe. He averaged 8.1 points per game, 2.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 steals for the 9-4 Indians.

Yuma Honorable Mention
Javier Gamboa —
The LPAA hands out only 14 All-Conference selections and just three Honorable Mentions, but the junior was able to land one of the Honorable Mention slots after another strong

Javier Gamboa eyes the ball for a steal during the win over Wiggins, Monday night in The Pit. (Pioneer Photo)
season. Gamboa was the team’s second-leading scorer with 11.3 points per game, and also averaged 2.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals.

Clay Robinson, Yuma; Jared Ehmke, Sedgwick County; Jr. Arambula, Wray; Sam Uyemura, Wray; Bryant Schoenthal, Wray; Kole Armstrong, Merino; Ethan Johnson, Holyoke; Derrick Albers, Merino; Ryan Temple, Haxtun; JT Pollart, Caliche; Cade Morton, Yuma; Terrance Heath, Sedgwick County; Tate Dille, Sedgwick County; Owen Knode, Haxtun; Honorable Mention — Cole Kerr, Wiggins; Javier Gamboa, Yuma; Wyatt Sprague, Holyoke.

Yuma High School’s girls basketball team had a tough regular season, but still managed to get two players honored by the Lower Platte Activities Association coaches.
Yuma made an exciting run in the 2A playoffs, reaching the quarterfinals, but went just 3-5 in LPAA

Ema Richardson puts up a shot during the game against Sedgwick County in Julesburg, last Saturday. (Dave Gustafson)
play, resulting in just one All-LPAA selection, and one honorable mention.
Ema Richardson — The senior was Yuma’s lone selection to the All-LPAA team, closing out a decorated high school career for the Indians. She nearly averaged a double-double, finishing at 12.8 points per game and 9.4 rebounds. She also averaged 1.2 steals per game
Elle Roth — The junior was one of three LPAA players to receive Honorable Mention. She averaged 4.2 points per game, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals. She will return to help lead the Indians next season.

Addicyn Kessinger, fr., Akron; Bella Tori, sr., Haxtun; Lauren Herman, jr., Holyoke; Correy Koellner, jr., Holyoke; Kristin Vieselmeyer, jr., Holyoke; Taysa Conger, jr., Merino, Faith Trenkle, sr., Merino; Kierra Ehnes, so., Sedgwick County; Jensen Renquist, so., Sedgwick County; Alison Woodhams, jr., Sedgwick County; Raelynn Koening, so., Wiggins; Karly Godsey, jr., Wray; Taby Jones, sr., Wray; Ema Richardson, sr., Yuma; Honorable Mention — Taylor Schram, jr., Haxtun; Kaycee McBride, jr., Wray; Elle Roth, jr., Yuma.