By Tiffany L. Rehbein
A group of over-achievers with not one outstanding player, but 10 very good players, a.k.a., the 1999 Havre Blue Ponies team.
Alyssa Matter, Tiffany Shrauger, and head coach Dennis Murphy were recognized for their abilities in the Central A.
Matter, a junior, was named to the first team All-Conference and All-State. Although Matter never led any categories in the division, she held a place in almost every category.
Matter's name could be found in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal percentage, and 3-point goals made.
Shrauger, a senior, earned an honorable mention spot. Her accolades include bests in scoring, free throw percentage, 3-point goal percentage, and 3-point goals made.
Murphy was named coach of the year.
All-conference (first team) and All-state -- Cassie Chapman, Fergus; Lynsey Monaco, Dillon; Kristin Madman, Browning; Laura Jo Kipp, Browning; Alyssa Matter, Havre. All-conference (second team) -- Jamie Slagel, Fergus; Nicole Bradley, Dillon; Lindsay Thatcher, Butte Central; Alyssa Barnett, Belgrade; Melissa McGonigal, Butte Central; Becky Hancock, Park; Kelli Phillip, Anaconda; Honorable mention -- Tiffany Shrauger, Havre; Lynn Craver, Belgrade; Angela Bausch, Park; Sarah Wilber, Fergus.
Coach of the Year -- Dennis Murphy, Havre.