A strong cast of All-Metro selections from a year ago have continued their development on the basketball court.
The 2016-17 Waterloo Courier All-Metro team includes four repeat first-team selections as voted on by the coaches of Cedar Falls, Columbus, East, Valley Lutheran, Waterloo Christian and West.
West senior Tahya Campbell became a three-time All-Metro honoree after finishing with averages of 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.7 steals and one block per game for the 13-9 Wahawks. Campbell was joined on the first team by sophomore teammate Na’Tracia Ceaser, who battled back from injury to lead West in scoring, 3-pointers, rebounds, steals, field goal and free throw percentage.
Class 5A state qualifier Cedar Falls was led by the talented junior duo of Kiana Barney and Cynthia Wolf. Barney returned to the first team with averages of 13.5 points, 1.6 3-pointers, 5.1 rebounds, 2 assists and more than two blocked shots per game. Wolf elevated from last year’s second team with averages of 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 57.6 percent from the field.
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East sophomore Kerris Roberts received a first-team honor for the second time in as many seasons after she helped the Trojans snap a lengthy streak of losses to league opponents. Roberts averaged 15.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.9 steals.
Valley Lutheran junior Emma Armbrecht averaged a near double-double in scoring and rebounds, while serving as a valuable shot blocker to return to the second team. She was joined by repeat second-team selections Aliyah Robinson of West and Amanee Clark of East, who proved valuable leaders in their backcourts.
Waterloo Christian’s senior leader Sydney Nystrom rounded out the second team alongside Cedar Falls’ senior Ally Conrad, who led the Tigers in assists while serving as one of the team’s top perimeter defenders, and Columbus junior Olivia Fain, who led her team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals as the Sailors earned nearly four times as many wins as a year ago.