Plainville junior is one of the state's top scorers
Kansas Pregame Winter Covergirl Aubree Dewey, a junior for the Plainville Cardinals, heaved up 3/4 court bomb to close out the third quarter of Tuesday night's game with Trego, and much like the rest of the shots she puts up, it went in, giving the Cardinals a 25-24 lead. Plainville would eventually lose 42-36 to fall to 7-7 on the season, but Dewey scored 27 and remains one of the most prolific scorers in all of Kansas girls basketball averaging nearly 29 points per game. As a sophomore Dewey averaged 22.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game to follow-up a freshman season that saw her average 16.1 points per game.
Plainville coach Kate (Lehman) Bremerman called Dewey "one of the most intense players I have ever gotten to coach."
"She plays nearly every minute of every game with no let-up," Bremerman said. "She has done a really good job this year figuring out how to stay out of foul trouble. She is also a team captain and her leadership skills are really emerging."
The Cardinals record could be much different. Tuesday night's six-point loss to Trego was against one of the top teams in the Mid-Continent League. The Golden Eagles are now 12-2 on the season. Outside of a season opening blowout loss to Smith Center, and a 12-point loss to Ellis last Friday, none of the Cardinals other five losses are by more than seven points.
"Our team is focusing on players stepping into their roles," Bremerman said. "We have some of the best defenders in the MCL in Jersey Kaiser and Britynn Hovis. Now we are looking for some players to step-up in the scoring stats."
Bremerman said the team's post play could be the difference in the postseason.
"We have five very talented posts that we are looking to be a little bit more effective," she said. "When everything clicks we are going to be a State caliber team!"
Check out her exciting buzzer-beater from Tuesday night below and take a look at Conor Nicholl's article about Dewey from this year's Kansas Pregame Winter Sports Preview which follows.
As a freshman, Plainville point guard Aubree Dewey was a whirling dervish on the court for the Cardinals. She perpetually played at a quick tempo and averaged 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.3 steals a contest. In addition to playing virtually every minute of varsity, Dewey performed a rare feat for a standout. She also played two quarters of junior varsity.
“I hate to come out of the game,” she said.
Plainville coach Kate Bremerman noticed Dewey’s love for the game and didn’t mind having her on JV. Dewey enjoyed both levels.
Last season, Dewey kept the same intensity and delivered another huge year with 22.3 points, 5.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals a contest. She was one of nine WBCA/MaxPreps National Player of the Week nominees for the week of Feb. 26-March 4.
Dewey has helped Plainville enjoy a big turnaround under Bremerman. Before she took over the Cardinals, Bremerman, a Newton graduate, was a four-year standout for Fort Hays State University. She was NCAA Division II National Player of the Year as a senior. She went 3-18 in Dewey’s eighth grade season, and then 11-10 with Dewey as a freshman, the program’s first winning record since 2010-11. Last year, the Cardinals finished 11-12.
“It’s very nice playing for coach,” Dewey said. “She knows everything about basketball, and she will take stuff that she learned from her college coach and try and put it over to our team, and ever since she has come to our school, our basketball program has picked up so much.”
Dewey comes from a five-sibling family that loves basketball. She started playing around four to five years old in Kearney, Neb. on a carpeted gym with short goals. The family moved to Plainville when she was around eight. Dewey first started to play on the same team as her older sister, Maeson, in third grade. The two were teammates for Plainville the past two seasons. Maeson, who averaged 14.2 points per game as a senior, currently plays for Cloud County Community College.
“It was just fun playing with my sister Maeson, because I always knew she was going to be there,” Dewey said.
This fall, without Maeson as a volleyball teammate, Aubree moved to cross country and took 15th place in Class 2A for all-state.
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