Prep girls basketball: Superior Central’s Freberg piles up Central U.P. Conference awards

EBEN – Superior Central senior Vanessa Freberg won a trio of awards when the Central Upper Peninsula Conference announced its girls basketball honors on Monday.

Freberg, who is the Cougars’ all-time leading scorer with 1,383 points, was the unanimous pick as both Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year in the league. She added the Free Throw Award for making 23 of 27 shots, or 85 percent, from the charity stripe.

Senior teammates Brooke Pasanen and Teslyn Tyner were named to the CUP First Team, as was Munising freshman Frankie Mattson. Another Mustang freshman, Marissa Immel, made the Second Team.

Immel and Tyner are also members of the league’s All-Defensive Team.

SC rolled through the conference campaign with a perfect 10-0 mark (18-2 overall) while the Mustangs were 7-3 (14-6 overall).

The two teams meet each other today in a Class D district tournament semifinal game in Rapid River at 6 p.m.

The First Team is rounded out by senior Janel Dani of Carney-Nadeau and junior Hunter Branstrom of Mid Peninsula, while the rest of the Second Team consists of sophomore Katie Schultz and junior Caitlyn Frazer of Bark River-Harris, senior Kelsey Shope of Mid Pen and Morgan Wells of North Central.

Honorable mentions went to Baylee Wells and Kennedy Faccio of North Central, Samantha Sundling of Big Bay de Noc, Hannah Kanyuh of Rapid River, Hannah Starnes of Bark River-Harris and Morgan DuPont of Carney-Nadeau.

The remaining members of the All-Defensive Team are Dani, Shope and Wells.

The Team Sportsmanship honor went to Rapid River while the Individual Sportsmanship winner is senior Kortney Jenshak of Bark River-Harris.