WISCONSIN DELLS — Recent Glenwood City graduate Rachel Klatt was one of just 20 girls selected to play in this year’s Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WCBA) girls’ Division 4 All-Star game in Wisconsin Dells last month.
Klatt, a first team All-Dunn-St. Croix performer, helped lead the North team to a convincing 81-54 win over the South squad in the 31st Annual WBCA Girls’ All-Star games held June 17 at the JustAgame Fieldhouse in downtown Wisconsin Dells.
Rachel netted four points, on 2-for-8 shooting, and a steal in 17 minutes of action and finished with two fouls in the D4 All-Star contest.
Several of Klatt’s family member members and friends were in attendance to support and cheer her on including her parents Dan and Bridgette Klatt and former Glenwood City girls’ head coach Justin Kuehndorf.
The North used a balanced scoring attack to cruise to the win over the South. Algoma’s Baleigh Delorit, a Northern Michigan recruit, scored a game-high 17 points for the North. Edgar’s Tianna Borchardt, a UW-Oshkosh recruit, also reached double-digits, netting 11 points. Wisconsin Heights’ Macenzie Kraemer, a Loras College recruit, scored a team-high 16 points for the South, including making four of her six three-point attempts.
Joining Klatt on the North team were Macie Frueh of Stratford, Morgan Rachu from Marathon, Tianna Borchardt of Edgar, Baleigh Delorit of Algoma, Weyauwega-Fremont’s Karissa Akey, Shae Brey of Eau Claire Regis, Jamie Reit from Stanley-Boyd, Anna Dier from Algoma and Taylor Gotz of Auburndale.
The North was coached by Marathon head coach Jeff Schneider, who was assisted by Tammie Christopherson of Stratford and Beth Geier of Marathon.
The North teams won three of the five all-star games played taking wins in the division 3, 4 and 5 games in Wisconsin Dells.
The WBCA All-Star games, now in its 39th year for the boys all-star games which were held June 18, raise much-needed funds for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund through donations from players, coaches and their supporters. To date, the WBCA All-Star games have raised over $2.3 million to help fund the fight against childhood cancers.
Klatt, who will be attending UW-Superior this fall to pursue a major in social work, was a two-sport standout (basketball and track and field) during her four years at Glenwood City High School.
This past hardwood season, Klatt led the Lady Hilltoppers in scoring with 288 points (12 points per game average), rebound (141) and blocks (39) as the team finished in second place in the Dunn-St. Croix with a 12-2 record and went 20-2 for the most regular-season wins in the history of the Glenwood City girls’ basketball program. Overall, the Hilltoppers finished 21-3 and were regional runners-up.