Five talented and productive metro players earned first-team honors on the Mississippi Valley Conference teams released Wednesday.
State tournament-bound and second-ranked Cedar Falls (22-2) placed three players from its deep roster on the first team in sophomore Emerson Green and seniors Cynthia Wolf and Kamryn Finley. In addition. Tigers head coach Gregg Groen shared Valley Division coach of the year honors.
Green leads the Tigers in scoring (14.7 points per game), free throws and attempts (73-for-91) and steals (72). She is shooting 56 percent overall and 46 percent from 3-point range and also averages 3.4 assists per game.
Wolf averages 10.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 55 blocked shots. She’s shooting 58 percent overall and 48 percent from 3-point range.
Finley owns a13.6 scoring average, leads the Tigers in assists at 3.6 per game and has 69 steals. She’s shooting 52 percent overall and 38 percent from behind the arc.
In the Mississippi Division, Waterloo West’s Na’Tracia Ceaser and Waterloo East’s Kerris Roberts, both juniors, made the first team.
Ceaser was the leading scorer for an 11-12 West team at 15.9 points per game. She also averaged 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals. Roberts contributed 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.9 steals per game for 6-18 East.
Three more metro players earned second-team honors — sophomore Lauren Conrey of West, senior Kiana Barney of Cedar Falls and freshman Anaya Barney of Cedar Falls.
First team — Logan Cook, sr. (I.C. West), Caitlynn Daniels, soph. (C.R. Xavier), Na’Tracia Ceaser, jr. (Wat. West), Rachael Saunders, sr. (I.C. West), Erica Oler, sr. (C.R. Jefferson), Krystal Tranel, sr. (Dub. Wahlert), Kerris Roberts, jr. (Wat. East).
Second team (metro only) — Lauren Conrey, soph. (Wat. West).
Honorable mention (metro only) — Amanee Clark, jr. (Wat. East), DeNae Nash, sr. (Wat. East), Jada Draine, jr. (Wat. West), Aleah Cook, sr. (Wat. West).
All-academic (metro only) — Nia Crowley (Wat. East), Jaela Theroith (Wat. East), Jada Draine (Wat. West), Kaitlyn Meyer (Wat. West).
Athlete of year — Logan Cook, sr. (I.C. West).
Coach of year — B.J. Mayer and staff (I.C. West).
First team — Ashley Joens, sr. (I.C. High), Rose Nkumu, soph. (I.C. High), Emerson Green, soph. (Ced. Falls), Hailey Dolphin, sr. (C.R. Kennedy) Mallory McDermott, soph. (C.R. Prairie), Sarah Schmitt, jr. (C.R. Prairie), Cynthia Wolf, sr. (Ced. Falls), Kamryn Finley, sr. (Ced. Falls).
Second team (metro only) — Kiana Barney, sr. (Ced. Falls), Anaya Barney, fr. (Ced. Falls).
Honorable mention (metro only) — McKenna Gleason, jr. (Ced. Falls), Grace Burken, sr. (Ced. Falls).
All-academic (metro only) — Grace Burken (Ced. Falls), Cynthia Wolf (Ced. Falls).
Athlete of year — Ashley Joens, sr. (I.C. High).
Coach of year — Bill McTaggart and staff (I.C. High), Gregg Groen and staff (Ced. Falls), Josh Bentley and staff (C.R. Prairie).
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