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Musgrave earns 1st Team All-State Honors

IPSWA announces 2018 girls basketball all-state teams

March 6, 2018
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor (agraham@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

South Tama's Jessica Musgrave was selected to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State 1st Team All-State list. The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced its first-ever girls basketball all-state team on Tuesday. The teams are selected by print sports writers in Iowa, and honor the top-24 high school girls basketball players in each class.

Musgrave averaged 21.8 ppg, 64.7% in free throw shooting, 32.5% in three point shooting and 52.6% from the field. Musgrave also had 137 steals, 84 assists and 30 blocks to close out her junior season. She hit her 1,000 career point as well this season.

Complete Class 3A All-State LIst is as follows:

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Jessica Musgrave takes it to the hoop during a contest with Independence played at South Tama's Round House on Tuesday, December 19.

First Team:

Lexi Toering, SR, Sioux Center

Isabelle Gradwell, SR, West Marshall

Shannon Pisnes, SR, Crestwood

Sharon Goodman, SO, Crestwood

Jessica Musgrave, JR South Tama

Lexy Koudelka, SR, Nevada

Ivy Swarthout, SR, Chariton

Maddie Jones, JR, South Central Calhoun

Second Team:

Paityn Hagberg, SR, Cherokee, Washington

Jordyn Van Maanen, SR, Sioux Center

Logan Hughes, JR, Shenendoah

Lauren Ries, SR, Monticello

MacKenzie Northup, JU, Central Lee, Donnellson

Maggie Phipps, FR, North Polk

Taylor Houska, JR, East Sac County

Ellie Friesen, SR, Crestwood

Third Team:

Jenna Clark, SR, Roland-Story

Taylor McDonald, SR, Monticello

Hannah Anderson, SR, Forest City

Addie Rath, SR, MId-Prairie, Wellman

Kassidy Pingel, JR, Cherokee, Washington

Regan Freland, SO, PCM, Monroe

Sara Faber, SO, Clear Lake

Carlye Brown, SR, Davenport, Assumption

Iowa City High senior Ashley Joens was selected as Miss Iowa Basketball 2018 by print sports writers and coaches.

A versatile 6-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.

To be selected as Miss Basketball, a player must be a senior and must have been selected to first-team all-state in their respective class. After a nomination process, discussion takes place and a vote is taken. The player receiving a majority of the votes is declared Miss Basketball.

Sports writers attending and voting in the meeting: Corey Meints (Ackley World Journal); Greg Grabianowski (Algona Upper Des Moines); Daryl Schepanski (Anamosa Journal-Eureka); Scott Spurgeon (Bloomfield Democrat); Mark Schafer (Carroll Daily Times Herald); Jeff Linder (Cedar Rapids Gazette); Carter Eckl (Creston News Advertiser); Kaleb Carter (Creston News Advertiser); Colin Peters (Centerville Daily Iowegian); Kyle Ocker (Centerville Daily Iowegian); Todd Danner (Denison Bulletin and Review); Steve Ortman (Dubuque Telegraph Herald); Thorn Compton (Marshalltown Times-Republican); Ross Thede (Marshalltown Times-Republican); Matt Gengler (Missouri Valley Times); Chad Drury (Ottumwa Courier); Perry Bell (Pella Chronicle); Matt Coss (Quad City Times); Steven Allspach (Sioux City Journal); Barry Poe (Sioux City Journal); Allison Graham (Tama News Herald/Toledo Chronicle).

Coaches attending the meeting: Darron Koolstra (Bishop-Heelan); Jody Fink (Highland); Jamie Smith (Interstate 35, Truro); Don Logan (Iowa Basketball Coaches Association); Jeff Wallace (Iowa City Regina); BJ Mayer (Iowa City, City West); Derek Sonderland (Logan-Magnolia); Scot Moenck (Maquoketa Valley); Donnie Kremer (Monticello); Thad Streit (Mt. Ayr); Brian Wheatley (North Linn); Dan Druivenga (Panorama); Justin Morton (Roland-Story); Matt Zeitler (Van Buren); Jarod Tylee (West Branch).

ABOUT IPSWA: The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association was formed in February 2018 to carry on the long-standing tradition of the all-state program. The Iowa Newspaper Association voted to end their involvement in the program in January. They have offered support to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and its efforts. Founding members included several former members of the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state committee. Other sports writers were added to the IPSWA board of directors following its formation.

The current board of directors for the organization are: Scott Spurgeon (President), Bloomfield Democrat; Kyle Ocker (Vice President), Centerville Daily Iowegian; Lori Wiser (Secretary/Treasurer), Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News; Jeff Linder, Cedar Rapids Gazette; Kevin White, Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil; Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat; Perry Bell, Knoxville Journal-Express/Pella Chronicle; Ross Thede, Marshalltown Times Republican; Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times; and Jeff Budlong, Sioux City Journal.

 
 

 

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