Koenig, Joens, Crompton Headline Area IGCA All-State Picks
By Ryan Murken
Your Prep Sports
The list of 20 point per game scorers in Iowa high school girls basketball this season is relatively short.
Only 15 players statewide averaged 20 points per game and City High junior Ashley Joens and West Branch junior Tatum Koenig were among the names on that list.
On Wednesday Joens and Koenig continued to reap the rewards for their impressive seasons.
Joens and Koenig joined Regina junior Mary Crompton in receiving first-team all-state honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Koenig and Crompton were both named to the Class 2A first-team while Joens was a first-team selection in Class 5A.
Koenig turned in the best season of her career as a junior leading West Branch in scoring (20), rebounds (5.9), assists (3.3) and steals (4.3).
The 5-foot-6 guard ranked in the top 15 in Class 2A in both free throws and 3-pointers made, connecting on 53 3-pointers and shooting 75 percent from the free throw line while make a team-high 100 free throws.
Koenig helped West Branch to a 14-9 record and a spot in the regional semifinals.
Joens posted the first 20-point scoring average of her career as a junior, ranking second in 5A with 21.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
The 5-foot-11 Iowa State commit scored in double figures in 23-of-24 games and posted 12 double-doubles while helping City High to a 22-2 record and a spot in the 5A state tournament.
Crompton earned first team honors for the second straight season after averaging a team-high 18 points per game while leading Regina to the Class 2A semifinals for the second straight season.
The 5-foot-8 junior led Class 2A and ranked fifth in the state with 76 3-pointers and shot better than 47 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
Crompton had nine games with more than 20 points, including a career-high 39 in a win over Cascade and became the first junior in Regina history to surpass the 1,000-point mark.
Regina senior Sarah Lehman was named to the Class 2A third team after averaging a career-high 15 points per game to help the Regals to a 26-1 record.
Lehman shot 55 percent from the field, averaged 4.3 rebounds per game and led Regina with 2.9 steals per contest.
Clear Creek Amana freshman Karsyn Stratton was named to the Class 3A third team following a strong debut season in which she averaged team-highs of 16 points and 6 rebounds per game.
The 5-foot-9 Stratton shot 52 percent from the field and added 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
West High had a pair of players earn all-state honors in Class 5A after reaching the state semifinals for the second time in three seasons.
Junior Logan Cook was a second-team all-state pick while junior Rachael Saunders was named The 6-foot-1 Cook led West High with 15 points per game and grabbed 6.2 rebounds per game to help West High to a 21-4 record.
Saunders averaged a career-high 12.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game for West High.
The 5-foot-8 guard added 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Teams
Tori Hazard, 5-10, Sr., Janesville; Mikayla Nachazel, 5-11, Jr., Springville; Shelby Reicks, 5-11, Sr., Turkey Valley; Addison Hirschman, 6-2, Jr., Kingsley-Pierson; Rylee Menster, 5-6, Jr., Springville; Marissa Schroeder, 6-1, Sr., Bellevue Marquette; Julia Fleecs, 6-2, Sr., Glidden-Ralston; Sophia Peppers, 5-10, Jr., Exira-EHK.
Brenna Lanser, 5-9, Sr., Lynnville-Sully; Olivia Larson, 5-6, Soph., Newell-Fonda; Johanna Myers, 6-0, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame; Megan Stubbs, 5-7, Sr., Grand View Christian; Madison Forbes,5-6, Sr., Lone Tree; Carah Drees, 6-1, Soph., Westwood; Kelly Leerar, 5-7, Jr., West Hancock; Allison Bailey, 5-10, Sr., Kingsley-Pierson.
Erin Gerke, 5-7, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Maddie Brandt, 5-11, Sr., AGWSR; Makayla Walleser, Soph., Kee ; Maddy Duncan, 5-5, Fr., Sidney; Payton Rogers, 6-0, Sr., Moravia; Jenna Boelter, 5-6, Jr., Algona Bishop Garrigan; Peyton Olson, 5-4, Jr., Mason City Newman; Morgen Kuennen, 5-11, Sr., Turkey Valley.
Coach of the Year – Nate Sanderson, Springville
Gracey Griglione, 6-1, Sr., Interstate-35; Ashtyn Veerbeek, 6-2, Jr., Western Christian; Mary Crompton, 5-8, Jr., Regina; Mackenzie Rogers, 5-8, Jr., Mediapolis; Kelsey Hora, 5-1, Sr., Highland; Madelyn Deitchler, 5-10, Jr., Treynor; Tatum Koenig, 5-6, Jr., West Branch
Ashley Tull, 5-11, Jr., North Linn.
Mackenzie Roberts, 5-9, Sr., Van Meter; Erika Feenstra, 6-1, Sr., Western Christian; Konnor Sudmann, 5-9, Soph., Treynor; Emma Atwood, 5-10, Soph., Central Decatur; Brianna Mensen, 5-11, Sr., Maquoketa Valley; Emma Staudt, 5-9, Sr., Rockford; Maci Gambell, 5-10, Jr., Pekin; Kenzie Cunard, 5-7, Jr., Logan-Magnolia.
Alli Masters, 5-10, Soph., Central Decatur; Kia Rasmussen, 5-4, Jr., IKM-Manning; Kelcie Shields, 6-1, Sr., Mount Ayr; Nicole McDermott, 5-5, Fr., Cascade; Savannah Domeyer, 6-2, Sr., Clayton Ridge; Kaylee Parks, 5-6, Jr., Central Springs; Sarah Lehman, 5-10, Sr., Iowa City Regina; Sammy Blum, Sr., Rock Valley.
Coach of the Year – Gail Hartigan, Treynor
Elle Ruffridge, 5-4, Sr., Pocahontas Area; Lexi Toering, 5-10, Jr., Sioux Center; Allison Wooldridge, 6-0, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; Shannon Pisney, 5-9, Jr., Crestwood; Payton Slaughter, 5-5, Soph., Cherokee; Jasmine Harris, 5-10, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Kaitlyn Volesky, 5-10, Sr., Mount Vernon; Logan Ehlers, 6-1, Sr., Shenandoah.
Jessica Musgrave, 5-9, Soph., South Tama; Courtney Schnoor, 6-1, Sr., Camanche; Faith Meyer, 5-8, Sr., Pocahontas Area; Grace Meyer, 5-9, Sr., Pocahontas Area; Jordyn Van Maanen, 5-6, Jr., Sioux Center; Jessica Harald, 5-10, Sr., Sioux Center; Ellie Friesen, 5-3, Jr., Crestwood; Paityn Hagberg, 5-4, Jr., Cherokee.
Maddie Miller, 5-10, Jr., Algona; Hannah Lau, 6-0, Sr., Garner-Hayfield/Ventura; Logan Hughes, 5-9, Soph., Shenandoah; Hannah Anderson, 5-7, Jr., Forest City; Anna Brown, 5-10, Soph., Spirit Lake; Kaeli Block, 5-10, Sr., Union; Emily Snelling, 5-6, Sr., Clear Lake; Isabelle Gradwell, 6-0, Sr., West Marshall.
Coach of the Year – Robert Maske, Pocahontas Area
Agatha Beier, 5-9, Sr., Carlisle; Karli Rucker, 5-6, Sr., North Scott; Sienna Durr, 6-0, Jr., Grinnell; Lexy Koudelka, 6-2, Jr., Nevada; Megan Meyer, 5-8, Soph., Mason City; Maegan Holt, 5-11, Jr., Lewis Central; Chloe Rice, 5-10, Jr., Marion; Kiara Bradley, 5-11, Sr., Pella.
Amber Nicole Buch, 5-9, Jr., Fairfield; Morgan Pitz, 5-10, Sr., Western Dubuque; Madison Dreckman, 6-0, Soph., LeMars; Lexy Noonan, 5-9, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Samantha Fritz, 5-9, Sr., Fairfield; Keely Petzenhauser, 5-10, Jr., Spencer; Katie Vander Molen, 5-9, Sr., Pella; Claire Sandvig, 6-3, Jr., Boone.
Payton Draper, 6-1, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Michaela Davis, 5-3, Jr., Keokuk; Karsyn Stratton, 5-9, Fr., Clear Creek Amana; Kayba Laube, 5-8, Fr., Marion; Grace Marburger, 5-4, Sr., Perry; Jenna Borchers, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Madison Smith, 5-9, Sr., Ballard; Madeline Wilkens, 5-7, Sr., Grinnell.
Coach of the Year – TJ Case, North Scott
Grace Berg, 6-0, Jr., Indianola; Hannah Fuller, 5-8, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Jinaya Houston, 6-1, Sr., Davenport North; Ashley Joens, 5-11, Jr., City High; Taryn Knuth, 6-4, Sr., Johnston; Carlie Littlefield, 5-9, Sr., Waukee; Ryan Weiss, 5-9, Sr., Ames; Zoe Young, 5-10, Soph., West Des Moines Valley.
Kiana Barney, 6-1, Jr., Cedar Falls; Paige Bradford, 6-0, Jr., Davenport North; Caitlin Clark, 5-11, Fr., Dowling Catholic; Logan Cook, 6-1, Jr., West High; Megan Gronau, 6-4, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Maggie McGraw, 5-11, Soph., Indianola; Sierra Mitchell, 5-5 Sr., Southeast Polk; Ellie Spellhaug, 5-10, Jr., Pleasant Valley
Kylie Coleman, 5-9, Sr., Waukee; Kennedy Dighton, 6-1, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Jackie Feldt, 5-10, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Kamryn Finley, 5-9, Jr., Linn-Mar; Emily Ivory, 5-5, Sr., Bettendorf; Shiloh McCool, Jr., Southeast Polk; Rachael Saunders, 5-8, Jr., West High; Cynthia Wolf, 6-3, Jr., Cedar Falls.
Coach of the Year – Joe Sigrist, West Des Moines Valley