Winamac senior Stephanie Shorter capped off her standout basketball career by winning a sectional championship with the Warriors this season.
“It was a great season and a great way to go out,” she said.
The Warriors went 14-7, which included winning six games in a row and 10 of 11 before a loss to Westview in regional play.
“I like how we all came together as a team and made it a really memorable season,” Shorter said.
Shorter, a 5-foot-9 forward, averaged 20.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Warriors this season. She shot 61 percent from the field.
She finished with 1,148 points for her career, good enough for fourth all-time in program history. She did so despite missing seven games last season with a broken hand and missing two games this season due to inclement winter weather.
In Shorter’s four-year career the Warriors went 13-10, 18-6, 16-6 and 14-7. They also won a sectional title two years ago.
Shorter’s main running mate this season was senior point guard Bethany Brogdon, who set the school single-season assists record with 141. She averaged 9.5 points and 6.7 assists per contest.
“She was definitely a huge key in my success,” Shorter said of Brogdon. “We’ve been playing together forever and we can read each other well and we know each other so well. Without those passes and her looking for me I wouldn’t have had all those points.”
The Warriors defeated Delphi 56-37 and North Judson 57-47 to win their sectional title. They were defeated by Westview 62-48 in regional play.
“We thought we had a chance and I think we did. We played with everything we had and we played together really well,” Shorter said. “In the end they hit all their shots and we couldn’t match it.
“They hit everything. If you’re there and they’re making them, there’s not anything you can do.”