The 2018 Peru girls’ basketball camp participants included, from left to right: front row – Ella Meyerkorth, Avery Smith, Daley Pelican, and Audrie Meyerkorth; and back row – Avery Meyerkorth, Abby Hodges, Chanda Sunderman, Cheyenne Sunderman, Halle Rasmussen, Addy Maifeld, and Coach Albury. (Peru State College Photo)
The Three-point Daily Champs (young) included Ella Meyerkorth and Daley Pelican, pictured with Coach Albury. (Peru State College Photo)
Free Throw Champs included Ella Meyerkorth and Halle Rasmussen, pictured with Coach Albury. (Peru State College Photo)
Area youth basketball players from around the region gained excellent training and instruction during the recent Peru State girls’ basketball camp. Bobcat women’s basketball head coach Joan Albury, along with former player Maddie McPhillips (Omaha), conducted the camp.
Youth from Rock Port, Missouri, Johnson, Nebraska, and College Springs, Iowa, took part in the four and one-half day camp which focused on all development skills important and necessary for success in basketball. Each camper received a t-shirt and a basketball as part of the camp.
Throughout the week, several contests were held and the winners were announced at the end of the camp Friday morning. The winners in the different events were:
Knock-out champions: 3rd-5th – Daley Pelican – Johnson and 6th-9th – Halle Rasmussen – Johnson.
Free throw champions: 3rd-5th – Ella Meyerkorth – Rock Port, and 6th-9th – Rasmussen.
Three-on-three champions: Chanda Sunderman – College Springs, Iowa; Cheyenne Sunderman – College Springs, Iowa; and Rasmussen.
Two-on-Two champion: Pelican.
Three-point daily competitions champions: 3rd-5th – Pelican and Ella Meyerkorth. 6th-9th – Abby Hodges – Johnson, Chanda Sunderman, and Rasmussen.
Knowing the college did not host a camp last summer, Coach Albury was pleased with the attendance and will look forward to a better attendance in 2019. As part of the camp, Albury did share some information on the NAIA’s Champions of Character program and its five core values.
The Peru State women’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 schedule on the road in a tough tournament hosted by Concordia University in Seward on Nov. 2. The Bobcats will open against the tourney hosts at 6 p.m. On Nov. 6, the cats will host their first home game against York at 6 p.m.