The road of a returning all-state athlete is not an easy one.
An all-stater, like a defending champion, sneaks up on no one. An all-stater, like a defending champion, gets everyone’s best shot.
Shauna Long of Standing Rock has met the challenge and thrived. The 5-foot-5 junior guard averaged 27.5 points and 5.2 assists this season to earn a return spot on the state Class B all-state girls basketball team.
By STEVE THOMAS, The Bismarck Tribune
, March 23, 2010
Kidder County, formerly Steele-Dawson, has played in three of the last four girls state Class B basketball tournaments. Eli Benz has been there for all three.
The career highlight for the 5-foot, 11-inch senior forward was leading the Pirates to a 45-43 win over Fordville-Lankin-Park River in the 2008 state championship game. She was named tournament MVP that season.
Kidder County’s Eli Benz, the most valuable player at the North Dakota State Class B girls basketball tournament, and Lindsey Sand headline the all-tournament team.
March 09, 2009
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