HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Eckeberger plays in another all-star game

By ERIC VICCARO

sports@bowienewsonline.com

Gold-Burg High School graduate Madelyn Eckeberger will compete in her second girls’ all-star basketball game of the summer this weekend.
Eckeberger will play on the East squad in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association all-star game set for D.L. Ligon Coliseum on the Midwestern State University campus in Wichita Falls. Tip-off is at noon.
“I’m glad I get this opportunity,” said Eckeberger. “All the hard work I put in has paid off.”
Eckeberger said she’s looking forward to playing a game at her future alma mater. Madelyn has enrolled in the nursing program at MSU.
Eckeberger produced a decorated season – named tournament most valuable player at Vernon yet again and she played in the Chicken Express All-Star Game this past March in Mineral Wells.
Overall, Eckeberger was a second-team District 1A-21 selection and scored 351 points in 29 games for the Lady Bears. She averaged 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Eckeberger is no stranger to the Texas 6-Man games – watching Bellevue’s Brandt Cassetty play in one several years ago – and aspiring to do the same.
“I’ve wanted to play in this game since I was a freshman,” said Eckeberger. Read more in the July 12 Bowie News.

Gold-Burg’s Madelyn Eckeberger dribbles during a Saint Jo Tournament game from the 2016-17 season. Eckeberger will play in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association all-star girls’ basketball game at noon on Saturday. (News file photo by Eric Viccaro) 

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