Salina, KS

Now: 46 °

Currently: Clouds

Hi: 67 ° | Lo: 46 °

Central’s Backes Makes KBCA All-Star Roster

Pat StrathmanMarch 26, 2018

Salina Central senior Elisa Backes’ high school basketball career isn’t over yet.

The future Nebraska-Kearney Loper has been selected by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association for its annual All-Star game. The boys and girls contests take place on June 23 at Mabee Arena, home to the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes.

Backes was tabbed as the AVCTL-I player of the year. Backes set single-season records for points scored, rebounds and two-point field goals made.

Joining her is McPherson superstar Taylor Robertson, who willed her team to a Class 4A-I state championship at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center. The Oklahoma commit was named as Miss Kansas Basketball by the KBCA. Classmate Ben Pyle earned a similar honor, earning Mr. Kansas Basketball. Mason Alexander joins the dynamic duo to form a solid group of Bullpups.

Girls Roster
Elisa Backes, Salina Central
Taylor Robertson, McPherson
Brooke Lansford, Blue Valley West
E’lease Stafford, Lawrence
Christianna Carr, Manhattan
Sydney Wilson, Olathe East
Tre’Zure Jobe, Wichita South
Ashton McCorry, Bishop Carroll
Sereena Weledji, St. Thomas Aquinas
Sydney Bergmann, Concordia
Sydney Crain, Girard
Tristan Gegg, Labette County
Taylor Joplin, Garden Plain
Emmiley Hendrixson, Haven
Bailey Bangert, Kingman
Kayla Vitztum, TMP-Marian
Conner Keith, Hill City
Brianna Vogts, Olpe
Kayla Smith, Valley Heights
Karsen Schultz, Wabaunsee
Katie Glatczak, Centralia
Morgan Bolen, Hartford
Peyton Havlas, Quinter

Boys Roster
Ben Pyle, McPherson
Mason Alexander, McPherson
Parker Braun, Blue Valley Northwest
Joseph Pleasant, Blue Valley Northwest
Sam Ward, Blue Valley Northwest
Bryant Mocaby, Derby
Garrett Luinstra, Free State
Luke Evans, Bishop Carroll
Dylan Vincent, Eisenhower
Cooper Kaifes, Mill Valley
Marque English, Pittsburg
Koriyon Carr, Topeka West
Devin Davis, Wichita Heights
Jonny Clausing, Augusta
Ezekiel Lopes, Bishop Miege
Javon Reliford, Labette County
Gave Pieschl, Marysville
Kason O’Neal, Halstead
Diego Davila, Lakin
Damon Schmidt, Olpe
Tate Busse, Saint Francis
Nate Heneha, Central Christian
Gilbert Peters, South Gray

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.



Northwest Runs Away From Central Mustangs

November 5, 2021 11:04 pm

Smart Insurance FB Coaches Corner – 9/25

September 25, 2021 9:45 am




Hospital Staffer Graduate...
November 27, 2021Comments
Kansas’ Main Streets St...
November 26, 2021Comments
Art Auction to Benefit Re...
November 26, 2021Comments
Canning, Curing, Fermenti...
November 26, 2021Comments


Read all tweets