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Preseason All-District 9 Girls’ Basketball Team Named

CLARION, Pa. – Highlighted by three-time All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com All-District 9 first-team selection Brooke Hinderliter, the 2015-16 All-District 9 preseason basketball team is one of the most talented in recent years.

Joining Hinderliter, a senior who is aiming to be just the third four-time first-team selection, are fellow seniors LeeAnn Gibson of Karns City and Ava Homan of Venango Catholic, Moniteau junior Kristina DeMatteis and North Clarion sophomore Tori Obenrader.

Hinderliter averaged 20 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.6 assists and 1.5 blocks per game last year for the Lady Bulldogs while shooting 60.3 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. The District 9 Rookie of the Year in 2012-13, she was also a preseason All-District choice prior to the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.  

Gibson led the Lady Gremlins to their second straight D9 Class AA title a year ago by averaging 14 points, 8.3 rebounds. 29 steals and 2.0 assists per game. She shot 56.5 percent from the field and was also a 2013-14 first-team selection as well as a 2014-15 preseason All-District choice.

Homan helped Venango Catholic to its first D9 Class A title a season ago by scoring 19 points per contest to go with 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.3 assists per game. She shot 49.2 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the free-throw line.

DeMatteis, a junior, had a strong sophomore season for Moniteau and was named a second-team All-District player after averaging 13.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.9 steals and 3,9 assists per game.

Obenrader, a sophomore, had an outstanding rookie campaign and was named the District 9 Rookie of the Year as well as a second-team All-District performer after averaging 13.3 points, 11.9 rebounds. 2.5 steals and 2.3 assists per contest for the She-Wolves.

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2015-16 D9Sports.com District 9 Pre-Season All-District Team

  • Kristina DeMatteis – Jr., Moniteau (2014-15 2nd-team All-District; 2015 – 13.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 4.9 spg, 3.9 apg)   
  • LeeAnn Gibson – Sr., Karns City (2013-14 and 2014-15 1st-team All-District; 2014-15 Preseason All-District; 2015 – 14.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.8 spg, 2.0 apg, Shot 56.5 percent from the field)
  • Brooke Hinderliter – Sr., Redbank Valley (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 1st-team All-District; 2012-13 District 9 Rookie of the Year; 2013-14 and 2014-15 Preseason All-District; 2015 – 20.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 spg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 bpg, Shot 60.3 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line)
  • Ava Homan – Sr., Venango Catholic (2014-15 1st-team All-District; 2015 – 19.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 spg, 1.3 apg, Shot 49.2 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the free-throw line)
  • Tori Obenrader – So, North Clarion (2014-15 District 9 Rookie of the Year; 2014-15 2nd-team All-District; 2015 – 13.3 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.3 apg