The Oilers’ humble, hard working dynamo

MIKE COURSON/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Central Plains’ Emily Ryan dribbles around an opponent during a game earlier this season.

Emily Ryan does not look like the best basketball player in Kansas. She’s thin, not real tall, and though humble is not a physical attribute, it’s a trait so embodied by Ryan one can almost see it.

But make no mistake about it: no one in Kansas put up numbers like Ryan in the 2017-18 season. Now, the reigning Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year is ready for her junior campaign at Central Plains High School.

“Emily is a very special person and player,” said Lady Oiler coach Pat Stiles.“Her work ethic is second to none. Emily is the ultimate gym rat; she spends countless hours in the gym on top of team practices.”

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