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It was a big-time bounce back season for Clear Creek Amana.
The Clippers posted their second winning season in the last three years, matching their win total from two seasons ago with 13 and claimed their first postseason win in nearly two decades.
Now the they are reaping the rewards.
Clear Creek Amana had four players named to the WAMAC West All-Division team as the league announced its postseason honors this week.
Karsyn Stratton, Lauren Helle, Meagan Harvey and Claire Navara were all honored by the conference after helping Clear Creek Amana to a 13-10 record that included a 53-40 win over Benton in the Class 4A, Region 4 quarterfinals.
Stratton was named to the WAMAC West Division first team after leading the Clippers in scoring, rebounding and steals.
The freshman shot 57 percent from the field and averaged 16 points per game while leading Clear Creek Amana with 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest.
Helle was a second-team West Division selection after averaging 6.0 points and 3.2 blocks per game.
The 6-foot-1 senior led the West Division and ranked second in the conference with 75 blocks.
Harvey a freshman forward and Navara, a senior guard, both earned honorable mention status.
Solon senior guard Josie Durr was a unanimous first-team selection in the East Division.
Durr led Solon in scoring, assists, blocks and steals while helping the Spartans to an 8-14 season.
Durr averaged 17.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Spartans and her 164 steals were the most in the state through the regular season.
The senior guard also posted team highs in assists (36) and blocks (11).
Junior Brianna Smith and sophomore Gabby Marty were both East Division honorable mention picks.
All-WAMAC Girls Basketball
First Team – *Chloe Rice, Jr., Marion; *Kayba Laube, Fr., Marion; *Allie Wooldridge, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; Mia Laube, Jr., Marion; Adrianna Katcher, Fr., Center Point-Urbana; LaMia Sisk, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; Jessica Musgrave, Soph., South Tama; Karsyn Stratton, Fr., Clear Creek Amana.
Second Team – Caitlyn Smith, Jr., Marion; Kaitlyn Berger, Sr., South Tama; Leah Van Weelden, Soph., Benton Community; Lizzy Donahoe, Jr., Williamsburg; Lauren Helle, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Olivia Brecht, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; Isabella Sade, Sr., Marion; Sophie Willette, Soph., Marion.
Honorable Mention – Jaicee Lyons, Sr., Benton Community; Kasi McWhorter, Soph., Benton Community; Meagan Harvey, Fr., Clear Creek Amana; Claire Navara, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Callyn Fox, Soph., Center Point-Urbana; Madie Willson, Soph., Center Point-Urbana; Sydney Hearn, Soph., Independence; Mary Puffett, Fr., Independence; Randi Wright, Soph., Marion; Maddie Knapp, Soph., Marion; Minnie Climer, Sr., South Tama; Abby Llewelyn, Sr., South Tama; Emily Blake, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Elly Gloede, Jr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Brittni Gilbert, Sr., Williamsburg; Amaleah Weldon, Sr., Williamsburg.
Coach of the year – Corby Laube, Marion
First Team – *Morgan Pitz, Sr., Western Dubuque; *Kaitlyn Volesky, Sr., Mount Vernon; *Josie Durr, Sr., Solon; Kylie Bildstein, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Haley Lyness, Sr., West Delaware; Kali Roling, Sr., Central DeWitt; Sydney Volkenant, Jr., Anamosa; Libby Ryan, Sr., Mount Vernon.
Second Team – Karlie Fagan, Soph., Western Dubuque; Lindsey Eimers, Fr., Western Dubuque; Kristen Elliot, Jr., Mount Vernon; Brie Bennis, Soph., Maquoketa; Claire Sybesma, Sr., Maquoketa; Maggie Murphy, Jr., Central DeWitt; Sarah Morkel, Sr., West Delaware; Sophia Wilt, Jr., Anamosa.
Honorable Mention – Hannah Houska, Anamosa; Olivia Schlarmann, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Sydney Steffen, Soph., Dyersville Beckman; Emily Cornelius, Sr., Central DeWitt; Madison Burke, Sr., Central DeWitt; Hannah Ambrosy, Jr., Maquoketa; Catia Atienza, Sr., Maquoketa; Hayley Corkin, Sr., Mount Vernon; Catherine Yeoman, Jr., Mount Vernon; Gabby Marty, Soph., Solon; Brianna Smith, Jr., Solon; Jamie Glanz, Sr., West Delaware; Annie Cassutt, Sr., West Delaware; Blair Burds, Sr., Western Dubuque; McKenzie Maahs, Jr., Western Dubuque.
Coach of the year – Amy Ostwinkle, Western Dubuque.
*-Denotes unanimous selection