It was a banner year for Delta's Lady Panthers in basketball. For the second straight year, Delta finished the season on top of the WSL's 4A division. Tied with Glenwood Springs and Moffat County, the Lady Panthers earned a share of the league title after posting an 18-4 regular season record.
Delta went on to win two more games before losing to D'Evelyn in the 'Sweet 16', and finished 20-5 to mark the best season's record a Delta High School girls' basketball team has ever achieved.
The accomplishments of the Lady Panthers was duly noted at 4A league meetings following the basketball season. Delta landed five players on the WSL Girls Basketball All-Conference Team for the 2011-12 season. Three players were selected to the First Team while two were selected to the Honorable Mention Team.
Senior Katie Kahrs was a First Team selection for the Lady Panthers. Kahrs finished the year with a 7.0 scoring average that was good for a 37 percent field goal performance for the season.
Kahrs was the top free throw percent shooter for Delta with a 73 percent. Her 65 assists ranked fourth on this year's squad.
The youngest recipient of the All-Conference honor for Delta was center/forward Shelby Curtis as a sophomore. Curtis averaged 6.6 points per game with a 47 percent efficiency for the season, a 52 percent rating from the free throw line, had 39 assists, 16 blocked shots, and 135 rebounds for the season that equated to a 5.4 per game. Curtis also collected 56 steals during the season.
Delta's third member of this year's First Team players included junior Skylyn Webb. Webb finished the year with a 17.5 points per game scoring average to lead the Lady Panthers in that category.
Webb finished with a 48 percent shooting average from the floor and was 67 percent from the charity stripe.
Not only did Webb lead the Lady Panthers in scoring, but she also led the team in assists with 93 and had 107 steals to lead in that category as well. Her 88 rebounds placed her fourth in team standings in that department.
Two other Lady Panthers deserved elite classification in 2011-12 with seniors Sadie Carrillo and Taylor Zunich being selected to this year's Honorable Mention Team.
Carrillo, the team's starting point guard, scored at a 3.0 clip per game with a 51 percent average from the free throw line. In the assists department, Carrillo was second on the team with 73 for an average of three per game. Carrillo had 58 rebounds and 48 steals for Delta on the season.
For Zunich, her 6.3 points per game ranked fifth on the team with a 39 percent average from the floor and 56 percent from the free throw line. Zunich had 19 assists, 69 rebounds, and 41 steals for the 2011-12 season.
To top all the accolades earned by the Lady Panthers, Webb was chosen as the 4A WSL's Player of the Year.
For the second year in a row, Delta's Matt Hamm was honored as the 4A's Coach of the Year in the WSL division.
Other 4A All-Conference selections included; from Moffat County; First Team, Melissa Camilletti, Annie Sadvar, Lisa Camilletti, and Makayla Camilletti. Kori Finneman was an Honorable Mention selection for the Lady Bulldogs.
Glenwood Springs' First Team selections were Lexi Workentin, Delaney Gaddis, Cassidy Gaddis, and McKenzie Nelson-Buehler. Honorable Mention honors went to Sarah Davis.
Steamboat Springs' Nikki Fry was an All-conference First Team selection while Honorable Mention went to Ery Rink and Sydney Baucknecht.
Palisade High School had three Honorable Mention selections including Emily Crow, Cruz Maestas, and Moriah Rayment.
Eagle Valley's Madeline Lounsberry and Battle Mountain's Katia Lopez were also Honorable Mention selections for the 2011-12 season.