World-Heralds tabs Makenna Bodette for first-team honors

Makenna Bodette, was named to the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Midlands college women’s junior college basketball team. Paula Rosello Mateu and Carla Torrubia Cano were selected to the second team. (Credit: McCook Community College Athletics)
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MCCOOK, Neb. (KNOP) - McCook Community College sophomore Makenna Bodette, Colorado Springs, has been named to the first-team Omaha World-Herald’s All-Midlands college women’s junior college basketball team. Paula Rosello Mateu and Carla Torrubia Cano were selected to the second team. The teams were announced over the weekend.

Bodette, 6-0, averaged 14.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks and shot 58.7 percent from the field for the Lady Indians. For the season she scored 448 points and had 280 rebounds.

She ranked eighth nationally among players from 182 Division I schools with 215 offensive rebounds and 13th in the nation with 63 blocked shots. She was also, named to the all-Region IX South Team, was one of five players named to the all-defensive team, and selected to the All-Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference team.

Joining Bodette on the first team were Western Nebraska’s Tishara Morehouse and Yuliyana Valcheva; Monica Brooks of Central Community College and Kyla Moore of Northeast Community College.

MCC’s Paula Rosello Mateu and Carla Torrubia Cano, were two of 13 players selected to the second team.

Mateu, a sophomore transfer from Barcelona, averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. She shot 36.4 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from the 3-point line. She transferred to MCC from Miles Community College in Montana.

Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) averaged 11.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. For the season she scored 359 points and gathered 232 rebounds. From the 3-point line she made 39 of 91 attempts, (42.9 percent) which was 11th best in the nation. From the field she was 53.7 percent and had 37 steals, 44 assists and 13 blocked shots. She was also selected to the all-Region IX South team.

The Lady Indians went 22-10 under first-year coach Brandon Pritchett, hosted a first-round Region IX Tournament game and went 6-0 to claim the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference championship over North Platte, Central Community College and Southeast Community College.

OMAHA WORLD HERALD ALL-NJCAA
* G - Tishara Morehouse, 5-3, So., Western Nebraska
G - Kyla Moore, 5-6, So., Northeast
F - Makenna Bodette, 6-0, So., McCook
F - Monica Brooks, Central, 6-0, So., Central
F - Yuliyana Valcheva, 6-1, So., Western Nebraska

Honorable mention: Central: Isabel Diaz, Jasmine Williams; McCook: Carla Torrubia Cano, Paula Rosello Mateu; Northeast: Emina Hadzihusejnovic, Beth Matas, Breanna Stouffer; North Platte: Ashley Hassett, Emily Joseph; Southeast: Regan Nickless, Ally Stewart; Western Nebraska: R'Manie Pulling, Lidsey Mahoukou.

* - honorary captain