Jodi Menz, Delta basketball

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Delta junior Jodi Menz

The Delta Bobcats had no shortage of top performers last week on its way to a fifth straight Delta New Year's Eve Tournament championship.

Three different players were in double figures in each of the three tournament wins that brought the Bobcats to 10-1 on the season.

Jodi Menz and Sarah Keys combined for 97 points in the tourney.

"They're both good kids and they both work hard," Delta coach Randy White said.

But Menz, a 5-foot-11 junior, gets the nod as this week's player for her dominance of the inside for the Bobcats.

"Jodi rebounded like an animal," White said.

The Bobcats' tallest player going against a St. Vincent team that punched it inside in the final, Menz blocked several shots and limited the Indians' second-chance opportunities in a 62-45 victory that avenged a season-opening loss.

"We knew we had to play better defense and rebound," Menz said Saturday of the keys to victory.

She finished with 42 points in the tournament.

"She is such a good passer," White said of Menz, who played point guard in junior high. "She does a great job on the boards and I don't think people realize what a good passer she is."

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