NORFOLK – First Team Omaha-World Herald selection and Honorary Captain Taylor Peter announced her decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at Northeast Community College, it was announced Monday.
Peter brings a plethora of scoring ability to the Northeast women’s basketball team after breaking the career-scoring record at Chambers/Wheeler Central High School with 1,603 points. She also broke the record for most points scored in a season with 618, while adding more than 1,000 career rebounds. Peter led her team to a third-place finish at the state basketball tournament this season, while averaging 21.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game as a senior.
“We are extremely happy that Taylor will be coming to Northeast to play basketball,” head coach Matt Svehla said. “For the past couple of years, Taylor has been one of the top players in the area. She helped her team reach great success and she really made her mark at CWC. To be a player who averaged more than 20 points and more than 10 rebounds per game in both her junior and senior season, is impressive. She has the ability to score in multiple ways and Taylor brings that combination of size and versatility that every coach can appreciate. Taylor is a very high character person and she will be a great addition to our team.”
The six-foot forward was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Area Holt County Independent, First Team All-Area Elite Eight by the Norfolk Daily News, First Team by the Lincoln Journal Star, First Team All-State, while winning the NCPA Academic All-State Award. She led her team to a first-place finish at the Summerland Holiday Championship and at districts. She contributed to a triple-double against Summerland with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 12 steals.
As a junior, she was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Area Holt County Independent, First Team All-Area Elite Eight by the Norfolk Daily News, First Team by the Lincoln Journal Star, First Team by the Omaha-World Herald and First Team All-State. She was the winner of the NCPA Academic All-State Award and led her team to the O/C Holiday Championship and a runner-up finish in the NVC, before being crowned district champions and a berth to the state tournament. Peter led all classes with 20 double-doubles in the state and averaged 20.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.
In her sophomore season she earned First Team All-Conference honors, First Team All-Area Holt County Independent, Second Team Elite Eight by the Norfolk Daily News, Honorable Mention All-State by the Lincoln Journal Star, Honorable Mention All-State by the Omaha-World Herald and was the recipient of the NCPA Academic All-State Award. She led her team to the O/C Tournament Championship, while averaging 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
In her freshman year, she earned Honorable Mention recognition by the NVC, Honorable Mention by the Omaha World-Herald, Honorable Mention by the Lincoln Journal Star and helped her team take fourth place at the NVC Tournament and third place at the O/C Tournament. She averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawks finished with an overall record of 27-4 and a runner-up finish in the Region XI Championship game.
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