Four region players were named to the IBCA/Subway All-State girls basketball teams with another 20 earning honorable mention.
Chesterton's Caroline Puntillo was one of 15 players on the senior all-state team. Puntillo averaged 20.5 points with 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.
On the underclass all-state team, three players were named, including West Side's Dana Evans (20.4 ppg, 3.9 apg, 3.5 spg), Merrillville's Victoria Gaines (15.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg) and Michigan City's Michal Miller (20.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg).
Seven seniors earned honorable mention: Trina Coleman (Morgan Township), AJ Downs (Merrillville), Jaclyn Heath (LaPorte), Grayce Roach (Hobart), Jill Rosenbaum (South Central) and Bethany Jansma and Lauren Stokes (Kankakee Valley).
Underclassmen named honorable mention include Hannah Albrecht (Crown Point), Heather Burton (Washington Township), Jordan Cole (Munster), Kaitlin Doud (Portage), Tiajaney Hawkins (E.C. Central), Naomi House (Bishop Noll), Joshlynn King (Bowman Academy), Riley Poppelwell (South Central), Grace Withrow (Valparaiso), Gina Rubino and Tara Zlotkowski (Lake Central), and Nicole Konieczny and Kyleigh Kubik (LaPorte).
Puntillo was also named to the ICGSA all-academic team along with Andrean's Lauren Stazinski and Merrillville's Myranda Harris. Honorable mention recognition went to Michelle Wilcox (Boone Grove), Kelsey Conway and Sarah Richards (Chesterton), and Kristen Roper (Hanover Central).
NORTH ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED: Several area players have been chosen to participate in the North-South All-Star Game on July 18 at Indianapolis North Central High School.
The local list includes Valparaiso's Kyle Bishop, Munster's Kyle Wilkinson, Hobart's Nick Bokun, Andrean's Matt Desomer and Tylor Petkovich, E.C. Central's Martayveus Carter and Patrick Shaw, Merrillville's Raqib Cox and Ryan Neal, Crown Point's Connor Andras, Portage's Kenyota Roillins and Lake Central's Mitch Oskam.
Samantha Yaros (Valparaiso) and Brianna Kraft (Hobart) are student managers. Stacy Adams of E.C. Central and Joe O'Connell of Merrillville are on the coaching staff.
REGIONAL TICKETS ON SALE AT LAPORTE, LAKE CENTRAL: Tickets for Saturday's Class 4A Michigan City Regional are on sale at the LaPorte High School athletic office and at the Lake Central office. Tickets are $10. LaPorte will meet Lake Central at 10 a.m.
For tickets at L.C., enter through Door E at the south end of the building. Tickets are on sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday.