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2017-18 Weeping Water girls basketball team photo
Photo by Brent Hardin / The Journal

WEEPING WATER – The Weeping Water girls basketball team finished the 2017-18 season 17-9. Brianna Lawson, Brogan McDonald, Bailee Nissen, Katrina Thomassen, Sammy Thomas, Kelsi Vogler, Grace Cave, Peyton Barrett, Kelly Patton, Jamison Twomey, Reba Wilson, Alexis Ahrens and Reagan Aronson all appeared in varsity games this year.


Weeping Water scored 1,313 points this season and averaged 48.6 points per game. The team went 485-of-1,325 from the field (36.6 percent) and 137-of-497 from 3-point distance (27.6 percent). The Indians finished 206-of-368 from the free-throw line (56.0 percent).

Weeping Water produced 50 or more points in 15 games and 60 or more points in seven games. The team broke 60 points against Johnson County Central twice and Boys Town, Omaha Christian Academy, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, DC West and East Butler once.

Cave led Weeping Water with 453 points. She averaged 17.4 points per game and went 163-of-409 from the field (39.9 percent). Cave finished 119-of-263 from inside the arc and 44-of-146 from 3-point range. She also went 83-of-119 from the free-throw line (69.7 percent).

Barrett was second on the squad with 369 points. She averaged 14.2 points per game and went 131-of-325 from the field (40.3 percent). Barrett finished 77-of-165 from inside the arc and 54-of-160 from 3-point distance. She also went 53-of-82 from the free-throw line (64.6 percent).

Thomassen collected 168 points during the campaign. She finished 57-of-206 from the field (27.7 percent) and 32-of-135 from 3-point distance (23.7 percent).

Thomas produced 111 points for the Indians. She finished 48-of-115 from the field (41.7 percent).

Lawson (73), McDonald (49), Nissen (41), Aronson (19), Patton (18), Wilson (8) and Twomey (4) all added points for Weeping Water during the season.

Weeping Water finished the winter with 286 assists and averaged 10.6 per game. Cave (84), Barrett (50), Lawson (47), Thomassen (46), McDonald (25), Thomas (19), Nissen (6), Twomey (2), Wilson (2), Ahrens (2), Aronson (2) and Patton (1) all made assists.


Opponents scored 948 points and averaged 35.1 points per game. Opponents shot 43.7 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from 3-point distance and 54.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Weeping Water collected 50 blocks during the year. Cave (37), Lawson (7), Thomas (3), McDonald (1), Thomassen (1) and Barrett (1) all blocked shots for the Indians.

WWHS ended the winter with 326 steals. Cave (87), Barrett (83), Lawson (46), Thomassen (35), Thomas (26), McDonald (19), Nissen (18), Wilson (6), Aronson (3), Patton (2) and Vogler (1) all made steals for the team.

Weeping Water collected 254 pass deflections this season. Cave (69), Barrett (43), Lawson (34), McDonald (29), Thomas (28), Thomassen (20), Nissen (14), Patton (4), Twomey (4), Wilson (2), Aronson (2), Ahrens (1) and Vogler (1) all registered their names in the category.


Weeping Water hauled in 771 rebounds during the year and averaged 28.6 per game. Opponents finished the season with 881 rebounds and averaged 32.7 per game.

Barrett led Weeping Water with 157 rebounds (52 offensive, 105 defensive). She averaged 6.0 rebounds per game. Cave collected 137 rebounds (36 offensive, 101 defensive) and Thomas hauled in 116 boards (54 offensive, 62 defensive). Cave averaged 5.3 rebounds per game and Thomas averaged 4.5 per game.

Lawson (62), Thomassen (50), McDonald (49), Thomassen (33), Patton (24), Ahrens (11), Wilson (8), Aronson (8), Twomey (2) and Vogler (2) all added rebounds for the squad.

Weeping Water’s top two rebounding efforts came against Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer and DC West. The Indians collected 45 boards against DC West on Feb. 6 and 44 against H-TR-S on Dec. 2. The team reached or surpassed the 25-rebound mark in 20 other games.


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