Sensational sophomore season
By Robert Proctor
To say Seely Metting wasn’t expecting her recent all-state basketball selection may come as a shock to those who had to opportunity to watch her play this season. The Yorktown sophomore point guard led the Kitty Kats to their first regional quarterfinals appearance in 15 years, while also pacing the team in scoring (18 points per game) and rebounds (7.5 per game). She was also tied for the team lead in assists per game (3) and steals per game (4).
With those high marks came a first-team all-district selection. Even still, Metting didn’t see this achievement coming her way.
“I think only one other girl in our district got it,” she said, referring to Caitlin Betak, a junior from Flatonia. “It was kind of shocking, because I wasn’t really named anything for the district. I was just first-team all-district, so it was shocking going from that to all-state.”
Coach Val Acree didn’t even have the chance to tell Metting the news when it was released last Tuesday, May 12.
“He tried to,” Metting said. “It was posted on Facebook, and I saw it on Facebook before he got to tell me.”
Before the basketball season started, Acree remembered Metting asking him if her freshman year would be the pinnacle of her basketball abilities.
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