Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)
By Neal A. Shipman
Katie Mogen, Watford City High School’s standout senior basketball player, was one of six North Dakota girls basketball players named as finalists for the Miss Basketball Award, which is presented annually by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Mogen, a 5’9” forward, was the guiding force behind Watford City’s 24-3 season record this past season, which culminated with the Wolves’ second place finish at the 2016 State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament. A two-time Second Team All-State selection and the Region 8 Senior Athlete of the Year, Mogen was named to the 2016 Class B State Girls Basketball All Tournament Team and was chosen as the Most Valuable Player at this year’s state tournament.
Mogen averaged 13.3 points, six rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.6 assists during her senior year with the Wolves.
Sarah Jacobson of Fargo Shanley was named this year’s Miss Basketball at the conclusion of the State Class A Girls Basketball Tournament.
Jacobson, a 5’9” point guard, is the Class A’s all-time leading scorer with 2,315 points and was named the East Region Senior Athlete of the Year. She averaged 19.2 points, eight assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game this season.
Other finalists were Lauren Rotunda of Fargo Shanley, a 6’ forward, who averaged 14.6 points. 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game; Rylee Nudell of Maple Valley, a 5’10” forward, who averaged 35.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game; Cassie Askvig of Minot High, a 6’1” forward, who averaged 17 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 2.7 assists per game; and Shaice Marx of Thompson, a 5’8” point guard, who averaged 12.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 4.3 assists per game.