Ashley Deschampe named to All-Area Girls Basketball First Team


Cook County Viking Ashley Deschampe is one of five players named by the Duluth News Tribune to its 2012 All-Area Girls Basketball Team.

The senior Viking guard led her team in scoring every game this year. She averaged nearly 25 points per game and snared five and a half rebounds. She also averaged more than three assists per game and three steals.

Deschampe is the Vikes’ career scoring leader with more than 1,800 points scored. During her four-year starting role for Coach TJ Super, she had games of 44 and 34 points each in Section 7-A playoff games.

Deschampe was named this year as the most valuable player in the Polar League, She was also recognized as an honorable mention on both the Minneapolis StarTribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State Teams.

Superior, Wisconsin sophomore forward Jessica Lindstrom was named All-Area Player of the Year by the News Tribune.

Also named to the Duluth paper’s All-Area First Team were senior guard Alex Freeman of Duluth East, senior guard Mariah McDonald of Ely and junior center Savanna Trapp of Esko.

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