An interview with all three Lorenzen Women: Lynne Lorezen, Jill Lorenzen, Lori Lorenzen. All played 6 on 6 basketball. Lynne Lorenzen was a star forward in the mid-1980s and the all-time leading scorer for girls’ basketball nationwide. She scored 6,736 points during her Ventura High School career.
Two players, sisters Zola and Vivian Emerson, remember playing basketball in the 1920s for Little Cedar High School. Zola (now Mullenbach) played from 1928-35, including her junior high years. Vivian (now DuShane) played 4-5 years from 1924-1928, and "enjoyed every minute of it."
Deb Coates was a legendary forward who played on a legendary team for a legendary coach in the early to mid-1970s. Her coach was Vernon “Bud” McLearn. Team: Mediapolis Bullettes, went to state 21 times in 26 years, winning two titles.
Denise (Long) Rife: Player, Union-Whitten, high scorer, 1968 state winners. High school basketball career 6,250 points. In 1969, she was thirteenth draft pick of the NBA’s San Francisco Warriors – the first female to ever be drafted to play on a male pro team.