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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 20, 2014

Eagle girls’ basketball trio an enigma

By Derek Helling, Sports Editor | Feb 13, 2014
Photo by: Derek Helling Keota High School junior Brooke Sieren (right), senior Kelsi Sieren (left) and junior Madison Sieren (middle) are part of an unrelated trio of varsity basketball players for the Eagles.

You can find betting odds on just about anything these days. One bet that wouldn’t be smart to take is that in a town of a thousand people, three high school basketball teammates could have the same last name and not be closely related to each other.
Junior Brookie Sieren, senior Kelsi Sieren and junior Madison Sieren all play basketball for Keota High School. They are not sisters or even first cousins.
There is some relation between the three girls, who all play guard for Keota at times depending on the configuration on the court. Kelsi and Madison’s mothers are first cousins and Madison and Kelsi’s fathers are third cousins according to Kenny Sieren, Kelsi’s father.
All three of the girls are equally effective on the court and a big part of why the Eagles had a winning regular season. Kelsi is shooting a respectable 43 percent from the field thus far this season and has finished the regular season with over 200 points scored, averaging over 10 points per game. Kelsi also leads the team in assists and steals with 54 and 59 respectively.
Madison ranks second on the team in both assists and steals with 38 and 39 respectively. Madison also is the team leader in offensive rebounds with 78, defensive rebounds with 98, total rebounds with 176 and rebounds per game with 8.8.
Brooke is one steal off of Madison’s pace and is one of the Eagles’ leaders in most of the statistical categories.  
Brooke is the daughter of Dean and Linda Sieren of Keota. Kelsi is the daughter of Kenny and Kathy Sieren of Keota. Madison is the daughter of Alan and Brenda Sieren of Keota.
No matter how strong the blood ties are, or in this case aren’t, between the members of the Keota girls’ basketball team, they have played like family all season long. The Eagles take the court again tonight, Thursday, Feb. 13  at home vs. the Lone Tree Lions in the first round of regional tournament play  
For more on the Sieren trio, check out the accompanying video on The Washington Evening Journal’s Web site entitled “The Sieren Enigma.”

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