One thing is guaranteed at Tuesday night’s All-Clark County high school girls basketball banquet: Bianca Quisenberry won’t be the winner.
The Tecumseh High School graduate — now playing her basketball at the University of Cincinnati — dominated the local basketball scene by claiming the last three Pam Evans Smith Miss Basketball awards. A new Miss Basketball will be crowned among 10 players named to the All-County team.
The banquet, held at Wittenberg University’s Shouvlin Center, started in 1989. The All-County team and Miss Basketball are selected by county coaches.
Southeastern has a county-leading six Miss Basketball awards, followed by Kenton Ridge with five. Tecumseh has four, Catholic Central and Northwestern with three each, Greenon and South with two each and Shawnee and North with one each.
“Consideration for the Pam Evans Smith Miss Basketball award also goes beyond pure statistics,” the award stipulates. “While performance and execution are important, the Pam Evans Smith Miss Basketball award recipient must truly be a leader. She must have the respect of coaches, the respect of her competitors, classroom achievement, and citizenship. Each girl has demonstrated not only talent and skill in basketball, but also in leadership, dedication, and concern for their team and community.”
The All-Clark County boys team, including Mr. Basketball, will be announced at a banquet on Thursday.
Past Miss Basketball winners
1989 Heather Schuler, Shawnee
1990 Laura Ferguson, Southeastern
1991 Tara Cosby, Kenton Ridge
1992 Cindy Cremeans, Tecumseh
1993 Carrie Ferguson, Southeastern
1994 Jackie McCoy, Springfield South
1995 Amanda Stewart, Southeastern
1996 Angie Finkes, Kenton Ridge
1997 Stephanie Stewart, Southeastern
1998 Alissa Reed, Northwestern; Amy Martin, Southeastern
1999 Becky Petty, Catholic Central
2000 Molly Early, Northwestern
2001 Allison Bennett, Kenton Ridge
2002 Liz Rigel, Catholic Central
2003 Amanda Jackson, Springfield South
2004 Jasmine House, Kenton Ridge; Stephanie Bennett, Kenton Ridge
2005 Angel Morgan, Springfield North
2006 Alison Lemon, Southeastern
2007 Aubrey Siemon, Northwestern
2008 Leslie Purnell, Catholic Central
2009 Allison Turner, Greenon
2010 Allison Turner, Greenon
2011 Bianca Quisenberry, Tecumseh
2012 Bianca Quisenberry, Tecumseh
2013 Bianca Quisenberry, Tecumseh