Ivy Edwards led Sacred Heart in scoring this season. She reached the 1,000-point mark for her career. It is defense, however, where the Eagles senior made her mark.
Edwards is one of eight players selected to the annual Greater Grand Forks all-city girls high school basketball team, as selected by Greater Grand Forks coaches and the Grand Forks Fastbreak Club.
Edwards was named co-defensive player of the year in the Northern Galaxy Conference, sharing the award with Red Lake County Central’s Jenna Pahlen.
“Ivy was a good offensive player, a consistent scorer and good playmaker,’’ Sacred Heart coach Blake Karas said. “But her defense was her strength.
“Ivy’s quick, athletic and very aggressive, especially on defense. She’s so competitive. She was always quicker than the player she was defending. Her pressure on ballhandlers was incredible. She got a lot of steals that led to a lot of fastbreak layups for herself and her teammates.’’
Here’s a look at the all-city picks.
EGF Senior High
The senior returned from a shoulder injury to give Senior High strong post play in the second half of the season. Burger was an all-conference pick after averaging 14.9 points and 8.5 rebounds.
Edwards, an all-conference pick, led the Eagles with averages of 13.7 points, 6 assists and 5.9 steals while also getting 4.9 rebounds a game. She scored 1,051 career points.
The senior is a repeat pick on both the all-city and all-EDC teams. Frank was strong around the basket, leading Red River with averages of 11.6 points, 8 rebounds and an EDC-leading 2.6 blocks.
The junior led the way on the Knights with her strong play around the basket. Gereau paced Central with averages of 14.1 points and 7 rebounds a game.
The 5-4 senior was a sparkplug in the Roughriders’ backcourt. Leach averaged 9.8 points and a team-leading 3.4 steals a game.
The junior is on the all-city and the all-Northern Galaxy team for the second straight season. Lloyd averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds with a team-high 40 treys. She has 1,070 career points.
The junior was an all-conference selection. A versatile inside-outside threat, Page averaged 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists and was a 41 percent 3-point shooter.
EGF Senior High
The junior is a repeat selection on both the all-city and all-Northwest Conference teams. She averaged 14.6 points and 3.5 assists a game. With 917 points, Torgerson should reach 1,000 next season barring injury.