Rare accolades were given to Munich senior Jordyn Worley, as she was named to the first team of the 2018 North Dakota Class B Girls All-State Basketball Team, which was announced on March 19. North Dakota’s Miss Basketball, Anna Holen from LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, along with Abby Duchscherer of Kindred, Elizabeth Lyons of Lisbon, Grace Benz of Kidder County, and Stephanie Miller of North Star round out the six-player first team. Jordyn is the first Lady Cards player to make All-State since the “Twin Towers”, Justine and Briana Stremick in 2005, and Katie Lorenz in 2001. She also was named to the 2018 State Class B Basketball All-Tournament Team.
by Jake Kulland
Worley started her varsity basketball career as an eighth grader with the Munich-Starkweather Magic Storm in 2013-14 (Coached by the legendary Kevin Heppner!), then came to the Cardinals program when Langdon and Munich co-oped together for the first time in 2014-15. Ethen Askvig was her coach for her freshman, sophomore and junior season, then Rob Scherr coached her as a senior.
As a five year starter in her varsity career, Jordyn finishes with 1,803 career points and 625 career rebounds. For her senior year, Worley averaged 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 2.4 assists per game. She also shot 71 percent from the free throw line and 49 percent from the field as a senior, plus 27 percent from 3-point range.
We talked to both her Cardinals coaches, and they had this to say, starting with Coach Scherr: “I always knew Jordyn could score points, that’s why I always would chase her when I coached against her. What made her senior year so special was her quiet way she lead the team. We needed to improve our rebounding and she did, we needed to become a better defensive team and her improvement on defense to make her a complete player was amazing. She was a pleasure to coach.” And this from Coach Askvig, who is also now the Cardinals athletic director: “Jordyn was a lot of fun to be around for the three years I had the honor to coach her, she was one of the hardest working kids with one ofthe best attitudes I’ve been around.”
Worley will be continuing here athletic career next winter playing women’s basketball for Lake Region State College. We congratulate her on making All-State and wish here best of luck in the future.