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It was a week filled with firsts for West Branch at the state tournament.
West Branch won its first ever state tournament game on Wednesday in its first back-to-back trip to state to reach the 2A semifinals for the first time.
On Saturday the Bears added one final state-tournament first.
Senior Sasha Koenig was named to the 2A all-tournament team becoming the first West Branch player to earn all-tournament team honors.
Koenig averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2 steals per game while helping West Branch reach the semifinals.
The senior point guard had 16 points, 7 rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 49-33 quarterfinal win over Grundy Center.
Koenig closed her career with 11 points and seven assists in a semifinal loss to 2A champion Dike-New Hartford.
The 13 assists for Koenig tied for second among players at the 2A state tournament and her 6.5 assists per game tied for the most among 2A participants.
Class 2A All-Tournament Team
Taya Tucker, Sr., Maquoketa Valley
Paula Gonzalez, Sr., Dike-New Hartford
Maddax DeVault, Jr., Nodaway Valley
Sasha Koenig, Sr., West Branch
Ella Imler, Sr., Maquoketa Valley
Payton Petersen, Fr., Dike-New Hartford (Captain)