Wagner named Player of the Year 25 Mar 14

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva guard Carlie Wagner has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award winner for high school girls basketball.

The AP’s all-state team was announced Monday. Joining Wagner on the first team were Minneapolis Washburn’s Chase Coley, Bloomington Kennedy’s Kenisha Bell, Eastview’s Madison Guebert and Park Center’s Cayla McMorris. Guebert is the only junior; the others are seniors.

Wagner will play for the University of Minnesota next season. She set a state tournament record with 53 points for the Panthers in their quarterfinal game and led them to a 31-0 record and second straight Class 2A title.

Wagner finished her career with a state-record 3,957 points, including 371 in state tournaments, which is also the most in Minnesota girls history.