Strom named South West defensive player of the year
PORTLAND Country Basketball League star Alana Strom has been recognised for a strong season with the Coasters, winning the South West Conference defensive player of the year award.
Judged by the league’s referees and the player’s peers, Strom was also named among the conference’s all star team, joining Millicent’s Emily Winter and Olivia Fuller and Horsham’s Georgia Hiscock and Emalie Iredell.
The men’s all star team consisted of Mount Gambier’s Kane De Wit and Matt Berkefeld, Terang’s Scott Judd, Ararat’s Zach Dunmore and Colac’s Nathan Lemke.
One of the best rebounders and interior defenders in the competition, Strom said she wasn’t expecting to be recognised in such a way.
“I’m very stoked, but very surprised; I came in as one of the most senior players and I just wanted to have fun with it this year and help some of the younger girls if I could,” Strom said.