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Four Royals given all-ISC honors

Caitlyn Riese
Caitlyn Riese
Madison Farren
Madison Farren

The Colo-Nesco girls’ basketball team had four players receive all-Iowa Star Conference recognition after helping the Royals win the South Division championship in 2013-14.

Senior center Caitlyn Riese and junior point guard Shayla Dean were unanimous choices to both the South Division first team and the ISC all-elite team.

Riese and Dean were the only unanimous choices on the all-elite team. They were joined on the all-elite team by Janesville’s Tori Leyh and Sylvia Amile, and Dunkerton’s Alecia Kimball.

In ISC play Riese averaged 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds and Dean put up 13.3 points, 7.1 steals and 5.9 assists per game, helping the Royals compile a 15-1 conference record. Riese shot 62 percent from the field and 74 percent from the line in conference play and Dean connected on 48 percent of her field goals and 59 percent of her free throws.

The rest of the ISC South Division first team consisted of GMG’s Olivia Barritt, Waterloo Christian’s Anna Doering and North Tama’s Sam Zobel. Zobel joined Riese and Dean as a unanimous choice.

Senior forward Madison Farren made the South Division second team and sophomore forward Makaelyn Neuendorf was named honorable mention from Colo-Nesco.

Farren averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals in conference play. The other members of the South Division second team were GMG’s Caitlin Appelgate, Don Bosco’s Kaitlyn McGarvey, North Tama’s Josie Youel and Waterloo Christian’s April Hall.

Neuendorf put up 6.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game against ISC competition.

The ISC North Division first team consisted of: Leyh, Amile, Kimball, Dunkerton freshman Kaeli Block and Janesville senior Brittney Hanson. Leyh and Kimball were unanimous choices.

Janesville won the North Division title and matched Colo-Nesco for the best overall conference record with a 15-1 mark and Dunkerton ended up 14-2 in the conference.

ISC all-elite team: Shayla Dean (Jr.)*, Colo-Nesco; Caitlyn Riese (Sr.)*, Colo-Nesco, Tori Leyh (Sr.), Janesville; Sylvia Amile (Sr.), Janesville; Alecia Kimball (So.), Dunkerton.

All-ISC teams

South Division

First team: Caitlyn Riese (Sr.)*, Colo-Nesco; Shayla Dean (Jr.)*, Colo-Nesco; Olivia Barritt (Sr.), GMG; Anna Doering (Sr.), Waterloo Christian; Sam Zobel (Sr.)*, North Tama.

Second team: Madison Farren (Sr.), Colo-Nesco; Caitlin Appelgate (Sr.), GMG; Kaitlyn McGarvey (Sr.), Don Bosco; Josie Youel (Sr.), North Tama; April Hall (Sr.), Waterloo Christian.

Honorable mention: Makaelyn Neuendorf (So.), Colo-Nesco; Lauren Becker (So.), Don Bosco; Mikaella Koster (Sr.), GMG; Deah Moore (Sr.), Meskwaki (Sr.); Anna Kvidera (Jr.), North Tama; Katlin Armbrecht (Sr.), Waterloo Christian.

North Division

First team: Tori Leyh (Sr.)*, Janesville; Sylvia Amile (Sr.), Janesville; Alecia Kimball (So.)*, Dunkerton; Kaeli Block (Fr.), Dunkerton; Brittney Hanson (Sr.), Janesville.

Second team: Kendyl Sorge (Jr.), Janesville; Anna Backstrom (Sr.), Janesville; McKayla Meyer (Sr.), Tripoli; Jesse Rottinghaus (Sr.), Dunkerton; Karter Miller (Sr.), CAL.

Honorable mention: Jenna Johnson (So.), CAL; Emily Mennenga (Sr.), Clarksville; Jordyn Nagel (Fr.), Dunkerton; Mary Hovenga (Sr.), Janesville; Andi Anderson (So.), Northeast Hamilton; Peyton Benson (Jr.), Tripoli

*Denotes unanimous selection

Final ISC standings

South Division

Colo-Nesco 15-1

North Tama 12-4

Don Bosco 6-10

Meskwaki 6-10

Waterloo Christian 6-10

GMG 4-12

North Division

Janesville 15-1

Dunkerton 14-2

Tripoli 10-6

CAL 4-12

Clarksville 4-12

Northeast Hamilton 0-16

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