Girls Varsity Basketball
Columbus North senior Alexa McKinley received honorable mention recognition on the Associated Press’ Indiana All-State girls basketball squad for the 2020-21 season released on Friday (March 27).
McKinley, a 5-8 guard, averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in leading the Bull Dogs to a 13-6 season that included an undefeated Conference Indiana championship at 5-0. In addition, the Olivet Nazarene University recruit shot a team-best 88.2 percent on free throws, the second-best season accuracy in program history. She also converted 41.4 percent on all field goal attempts, including 45.1 percent on 3-point shots.
Earlier, McKinley was selected first-team all-Conference Indiana for the third consecutive season, first-team ICGSA All-State for the second consecutive season and IBCA/Franciscan Heath Senior honorable mention All-State. She also was voted HBCA all-District 3, selected to play in the HBCA East-West All-Star Classic on April 25 at Barr-Reeve High School and picked to participate in Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 Senior Workout.
In four seasons at Columbus North, McKinley totaled 848 points, 301 rebounds, 263 assists and 130 steals in 93 career varsity games. For her career, she shot 40.5 percent from the field (248-of-612), 35.9 percent on 3-pointers (65-of-181) and 79.3 percent on free throws (287-of-362). Her career assist total is sixth on the CNHS all-time list and her senior season 3-point accuracy is the fifth-best in program annals.
The AP All-State Team recognizes three groups of five players apiece regardless of school size or a player's year in school as first team, second team and third team. The AP also recognizes a group of players as "high honorable mention" as well as one other group as "honorable mention."
The complete list of the 2020-21 AP All-State girls basketball team is listed below.
2020-21 ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANA ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jayla Smith, 5-9, Sr., Lawrence North
Ariana Wiggins, 5-8, Sr., Heritage Christian
Ally Becki, 5-8, Sr., Brownsburg
Jessica Carrothers, 5-7, Jr., Crown Point
Meg Newman, 6-3, Sr., North Central
Ashlynn Shade, 5-11, Soph., Noblesville
Katie Burton, 5-9, Sr., Fishers
Courtney Blakely, 5-8, Sr., Hammond Noll
Vanessa Shafford, 5-9, Sr., Linton-Stockton
Ayanna Patterson, 6-2, Jr., Homestead
Lilliann Frasure, 5-10, Sr., North Judson
Madelyn Bischoff, 5-10, Sr., Roncalli
Trinity Clinton, 5-7, Sr., Penn
Mila Reynolds, 6-2, Jr., South Bend Washington
Tyra Ford, 5-10, Sr., Anderson
HIGH HONORABLE MENTION
Kate Clarke, Carmel; Brynn Shoup-Hill, Goshen; Marissa Gasaway, Silver Creek; Isabella Reed, Greenwood Christian; Hanna Knoll, Angola; Kaitlyn Costner, Penn; Zakia Rasheed, Bishop Chatard; Chloe Spreen, Bedford North Lawrence; Alyssa Crockett, Westfield; Sydney Jaynes, Trinity Lutheran; Trinity Thompson, Michigan City; Tanyuel Welch, North Central; McKenna Layden, Northwestern; Kuryn Brunson, Franklin; Bridget Dunn, Carmel; Chloe McKnight, Bedford North Lawrence; Katey Richason, Zionsville; Lilly Stoddard, Crown Point; Amiyah Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Natalie Niehaus, Castle; Erikka Hill, Shenandoah.
Gracie Adams, Lanesville; Ryleigh Anslinger, Evansville Memorial; Lauryn Bates, Frankton; Asiah Baxter, Warren Central; Katherine Benter, Brownstown Central; Alaysha Brandenberger, Boonville; Olivia Brooke, Pioneer; Aubrey Burgess, Linton-Stockton; Karsyn Cherry, Lafayette Central Catholic; Jaleigh Crawford, Elwood; Hailey Cripe, Pioneer; Carley Culberson, Yorktown; Averi Davidson, North Central (Farmersburg); Asia Donald, Hobart; Ramiah Elliott, North Central; Jaclyn Emly, Silver Creek; Kenadie Fernung, Tri-Central; Kalea Fleming, Loogootee; Nevaeh Foster, Mishawaka Marian; Kenzie Fulks, Bethesda Christian; Brea Garber, Fairfield; Madison Gray, Union County; Koryn Greiwe, Columbus East; Alli Harness, Carroll (Flora); Bailey Hartsough, Lakeland; Taylor Heath, Triton Central; Nakaih Hunter, North Central; Laila Hull, Zionsville; Brooklyn Jones, Loogootee; Rashunda Jones, South Bend Washington; Remi Jordan, Knox; Bailey Kelham, Garrett; Rayah Kincer, Franklin Central; Hailee Kline, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian; Maycee Lange, Vincennes Lincoln; Paige Ledford, Jac-Cen-Del; Kencia Levasseur, Washington; Ally Madden, Blue River Valley; Teresa Maggio, McCutcheon; Alexa McKinley, Columbus North; Tynlie Neal, Clinton Prairie; Olivia Nickerson, Twin Lakes; Jade Nutley, Madison; Ryin Ott, LaPorte; Jillian Osswald, Hamilton Heights; Kathryn Perry, Shenandoah; MaKaya Porter, Mishawaka Marian; Mercedes Rhodes, Oregon-Davis; Haley Rose, Linton-Stockton; Camryn Runner, Hamilton Heights; Alyna Santiago, Crown Point; Ali Saunders, North Harrison; Ashlee Schram, Tipton; Julia Schutz, Andrean; Renna Schwieterman, Jay County; Lexi Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Maiah Shelton, Norwell; Olivia Smith, Fort Wayne South; Zoe Stewart, Terre Haute North; Alana Striverson, Silver Creek; Karly Sweeney, Salem; Amaya Thomas, Evansville Central; Alaina Thorne, Washington; Josie Trabel, East Central; Sidney Wagner, Tippecanoe Valley; Pa’Shence Walker, Martinsville; Juliann Woodard, Jennings County; Lamyia Woodson, Fort Wayne South.
PHOTO: Columbus North senior Alexa McKinley was recognized as Associated Press honorable mention All-State in girls basketball for the 2020-21 season.