Milton's Blumer among state's elite
The Milton High School junior was named Tuesday to the 2012 Associated Press girls basketball all-state first team.
Blumer, a unanimous All-Badger South Conference selection, led all Division 2 players in the state in scoring with a 20.5 average. The 5-foot-11 forward finished the season with 104 points her last three games, including 44 in a regional win over Stoughton.
"The first thing out of every coach's mouth that we played was that Morgan just makes everything look so effortless on the court," Milton coach Scott Randall said. "They all said she was very difficult to defend but fun to watch.
"Morgan is an awesome kid that plays the game with great enthusiasm and intensity. She became a great leader for our team—on and off the court—and probably played a little too unselfish at times to try and get the whole team involved."
Blumer, the daughter of Jim and Michelle, broke or set eight Milton school records this season. She began the year with 32 points against Monroe in the season opener, and finished with 44 against Stoughton and 35 against Fort Atkinson in a sectional semifinal loss.
As one of only two underclassmen on the first team, Blumer is looking forward to a summer of playing AAU ball with the Wisconsin Lakers before deciding on a college choice.
"I'm going to sort things out and see what happens," Blumer said of her collegiate choice. "There's a school I wanted to play for since I was little, but I don't want to say anything now and jinx it.
"We (Milton) came up a little short this year, so I want to continue to work hard and get ready for a great senior year. I will worry about college later."
East Troy junior guard Breanna Gaspervich, who led the Trojans to a sectional title game, was named to the fourth team.
Lake Geneva Badger senior Lana Wieseman was honorable mention.