Cesarz again leads way on honor team

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Gazette staff
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Alana Cesarz certainly will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of Southern Lakes girls basketball.

The Delavan-Darien High School senior has capped off a remarkable career by earning a third straight Athlete of the Year honor in the conference.

Joining Cesarz on the all-conference first team are Union Grove’s Alyssa Thomas, Lake Geneva Badger’s Lana Wieseman, Westosha Central’s Faith Lois and Wilmot’s Sarah Vozel.

The 6-foot-2 Cesarz, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas recruit, led the Southern Lakes in scoring with 300 points. She scored in double figures in 12 of 14 conference games, including a season-high 35 against Wilmot. She also tied her career high with 36 in a nconference game against Walworth Big Foot.

Wilmot coach Keiya Square, who was Cesarz’s coach for three seasons at Delavan-Darien, called his former star a one-of-a-kind standout.

“I’ll tell you what. It makes a coach’s job a lot easier when your best player is also your hardest worker. And that was always the case with Alana,” Square said Cesarz, an Associated Press first-team all-state selection last season. “She always did whatever you asked of her, and certainly made her teammates better players.

“When she came up as a freshman, we knew she was going to be good, but she turned out to be fantastic. And I don’t think she has scratched the surface on some things. She’s going to be a very good college player.”

Wieseman, a 6-0 junior, scored 210 points for Badger and led the team to a second-place finish in the Southern Lakes.

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