Lynnville-Sully junior Carson Fisk and Prairie City-Monroe sophomore Regan Freland received postseason honors on the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association girls’ basketball all-state teams.
The teams are selected by print sports writers in Iowa, and honor the top-24 high school girls basketball players in each class.
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 its involvement in the program in January. The INA has offered support to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and its efforts.
The IPSWA 2018 girls’ basketball all-state teams were announced Tuesday after being selected on Saturday in Des Moines. There was a first team, second team and third team selected in all five classifications.
Fisk was named to the Class 1A third team. Freland earned 3A third-team honors.
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 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.
Fisk led Lynnville-Sully in scoring and rebounding this season. She averaged 14 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. She also dished out 1.45 assists per game and had 1.63 steals per contest.
Fisk, who was named to the 1A Southeast District team, made 48 percent of her shots from the floor, collected six double-doubles. In the Hawks’ three playoff games, Fisk scored 23, 22 and 22 points. She helped lead the Hawks to their fourth straight 1A regional championship game.
Freland, who was named to the 3A Southwest District team, was the Mustangs’ top player for the second straight season. This year, she led PCM in points, assists and steals and was second in rebounds per game, setting a new PCM record for points in a game with a 35-point performance against Saydel.
Freland ranked 10th in the 3A in points per game at 19.1. She made 74 percent of her free throws (85-of-115), pulled down four rebounds per game, averaged 3.6 assists per contest and swiped 3.18 steals per tilt.
Freland’s 420 totals points set a new single-season school record.
To see all the 2018 IPSWA all-state teams go to iowasportswriters.com.
The IPSWA boys’ all-state basketball teams will be selected this Saturday and released next Tuesday.
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