Southeast Iowa may have been shut out at the high school girls basketball state tournament this year, but it certainly scored big with the first Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state teams.
Six area players were honored on the first three teams in their respective classes.
Leading the way is Mediapolis, which landed two players on the Class 2A teams. Junior Maya Johnson was named to the second team after averaging 20.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals for the Bullettes, who went 19-5, finished second in the SEI Superconference North Division and advanced to a regional semifinal game before losing to Danville.
Mediapolis senior Makenzie Rogers, a Western Illinois University recruit, was named to the third team. Despite missing four games with a severely-sprained ankle, Rogers averaged 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 steals and led Class 2A in assists, averaging eight per game.
Also in Class 2A, Van Buren sophomore Taryn Scheuermann was named to the first team. The 6-foot-3 post player averaged 20.8 points (tied for sixth in 2A), 9.2 rebounds (11th in 2A) and led 2A in blocked shots with 157, an average of 6.5 per game. The Warriors finished 17-7 and were second in the SEI Superconference South Division.
Central Lee, which went 21-2 and won the SEI Superconference South Division, was led by junior guard MacKenzie Northup, a second team pick in Class 3A. She averaged 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.7 steals despite missing three games.
Keokuk senior point guard Michaela Davis was named to the Class 4A third team. She averaged 14.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.3 steals for the Chiefs, who finished 13-7.
Winfield-Mount Union senior post player Lexee Hartsock was named to the second team in Class 1A. She averaged 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, one assist, 1.1 steals and 1.9 blocks for the Lady Wolves, who finished 11-12.
Iowa City High senior Ashley Joens was selected as Miss Iowa Basketball 2018 by print sports writers and coaches.
A versatile six-footer and an Iowa State University signee, Joens averaged 30.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as the Little Hawks finished 25-1, with a Class 5A runner-up finish at the state tournament. She shot 61.8 percent from the field (including 59.5 percent from 3-point range) and 80.3 percent from the free-throw line.
She concluded her career with 2,178 points, which ranks No. 13 in five-player state history.
Illini West senior Clampitt honored in Illinois
Illini West High School senior guard Bailey Clampitt was named to the Illinois Associated Press second team for Class 2A. Clampitt averaged 20 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals and shot 51.2 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from 3-point range and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line. She finished as the school's all-time leading scorer.
Clampitt also was named to the Class 1A/2A first team all-state team by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
West Hancock's Emma Knipe received special mention on the Class 1A/2A all-state team by the IBCA.