Area youth basketball players from around the region gained excellent training and instruction during the recent Peru State girls’ basketball camp.

Joan Albury, Bobcat women’s basketball head coach, directed the camp. She was assisted by new assistant coach Ian Holleran, and players Maddie McPhillips, Allison Tichy, Alyssa Garza, and Jescenia Mosley.

Youth from the schools of Rock Port, Johnson-Brock, Auburn, Johnson County Central, Hiawatha, Kansas, and College Springs, Iowa, took part in the four-day camp which focused on all development skills important and necessary for success in basketball.

Throughout the week, several contests were held and the winners were announced at the end of the camp Thursday afternoon. 

Addie Maifeld, Rock Port, was named knock-out champion for 6th-12th grade.

Dylan Kemerling, Rock Port, and Destry Groth, Hiawatha, were named Two-on-Two champions for 6th – 12th grade.

Those in attendance from Rock Port were: Audrie Meyerkorth, Ella Meyerkorth, Avery Meyerkorth, Talyn Amthor, Addison Maifield, Norah Watkins, Claire Spiegel, Cali Driskell, Raylynn Jenkins, Bayleigh Cooper, Dylan Kemerling, Leah Meyerkorth, Lily Shineman, and Keira Roup.

Coach Albury shared information on the NAIA’s Champions of Character program and its five core values.

The Peru State women’s basketball team will open its 2019-20 schedule on the road when they face University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas.