The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 18, 2014

Oberman, Brainerd third-team All-State

By Jon Gremmels Herald Sports Editor
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — There was nothing Addie Oberman couldn’t do for the Northeast girls basketball team. But coach Charles Jargo said one of the most important parts of her game didn’t have anything to do with scoring, rebounding or passing.

“Addie has been real good all three years, but she took on more of a leadership role this year,” Jargo said. “It’s typical that as you grow older you take on more of those roles, and playing with some younger girls, we needed that.”

Oberman, a 5-foot-11 senior at Northeast, was rewarded for her outstanding senior season by being named to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State third team in the Class 3A backcourt today. She was one of two area players honored on the teams that included 24 girls from each of the five classes. Central DeWitt’s Amanda Brainerd received third-team frontline honors in Class 4A.

“She deserves all-state recognition; I’m happy she could get it,” Jargo said of his standout player.

Oberman led the Rebels with 420 points (17.9 a game) and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career early in the season. She shot 40.5 percent from the field, 72.6 percent from the free-throw line and made 21 3-point field goals. She averaged a team-high 7 rebounds a game and also had team highs in assists (102) and steals (81).

“She didn’t have as good of a 3-point year as we would have liked, but she came through in other areas,” Jargo said.

The Rebels finished the season with a 17-7 record.

Brainerd, a 6-foot sophomore, averaged 16.1 points a game to lead Central DeWitt (12-11). She shot 51.3 percent from the field and 75.2 percent from the free-throw line. She also was the team’s top rebounder at 6.5 a game.

Alexis Conaway of MOC-Floyd Valley was named “Miss Basketball” in Iowa by the media members who voted for the all-state teams. She led her team to the Class 3A state championship, scoring a single-game record 46 points in a semifinal win against Mediapolis. She averaged 21.7 points and 8.4 rebounds a game and had 111 assists, 120 steals and 71 blocked shots on the season.

She has signed to play volleyball at Iowa State.

IOWA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION

GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE

CLASS 1A

First Team

Frontline — Claudia Larsen, 6-1, sr., Newell-Fonda; London Vais, 5-10, sr., Adair-Casey; Caitlyn Riese, 6-1, sr., Colo-NESCO. Backcourt — Renee Maneman, 5-5, sr., Newell-Fonda; Paige Danner, 5-7, sr., Ar-We-Va; Taylor Hickey, 5-6, jr., Burlington Notre Dame. Utility — Jasmine DeMars, 5-10, sr., Storm Lake St. Marys; Shelby Hembera, 6-0, jr., Cedar Valley Christian.

Second Team

Frontline — Carmen Subbert, 5-8, sr., Stanton; Sylvia Amlie, 6-0, sr., Janesville; Kameo Pope, 6-0, sr., Belle Plaine. Backcourt — Macy Williams, 5-6, jr., Fremont-Mills; Shayla Dean, 5-3, jr., Colo-NESCO; Riley Killbride, 5-7, so., Burlington Notre Dame. Utility — Kate Patton, 5-5, sr., Murray; Morgan Christner, 5-10, so., New London.

Third Team

Frontline — Noreen Morrow, 6-0, sr., Harris-Lake Park; Cassie Cullen, 5-10, sr., Lynnville-Sully; Hattie Davidson, 5-8, so., Northwood-Kensett. Backcourt — Madison Wood, 5-8, sr., Rockford; Andrea Hughsen, 5-8, sr., East Buchanan; Victoria Leyh, 5-7, sr., Janesville. Utility — Molly Cunard, 6-1, sr., Heartland Christian; Julie Gronenboom, 5-9, jr., North Mahaska.

CLASS 2A

First Team

Frontline — Alissa Brown, 6-0, sr., Jesup; Jamie Gesink, 5-8, jr., Western Christian; Kari Fitzpatrick, 5-11, jr., Edgewood-Colesburg. Backcourt — Nicole Miller, 5-9, jr., North Linn; Ellie Herzberg, 5-9, sr., Manson Northwest Webster; Ellie Ruffridge, 5-3, fr., Pocahontas Area. Utility — Olivia Godfrey, 6-0, sr., Panorama; Jenna Lehman, 5-10, sr., Iowa City Regina.

Second Team

Frontline — Alli Huss, 6-0, sr., Fort Dodge St. Edmond; Ellen Gallagher, 6-0, sr., Woodbury Central; Haley Birks, 6-0, jr., South Central Calhoun. Backcourt — Casey Miles, 5-8, sr., Hudson; Abbey Meyer, 5-3, sr., Cascade; Morgan Muhlbauer, 5-9, jr., IKM-Manning. Utility — Kylie Ferguson, 5-10, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Anna Yung, 5-9, sr., Fort Dodge St. Edmond.

Third Team

Frontline — Rachel Sruve, 5-11, sr., South O’Brien; Channing Wunsch, 5-10, sr., North Butler; Brooke Wooten, 5-9, sr., Maquoketa Valley. Backcourt — Kayla Prosser, 5-9, sr., South Hardin; Alissa Pollema, 5-6, sr., Western Christian; Tasha Alexander, 5-8, sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. Utility — Ashley Dumler, 5-11, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Hallie Linhart, 5-9, jr., Central Decatur.

CLASS 3A

First Team

Frontline — Arika Wooldridge, 6-0, so., Center Point-Urbana; Miranda Murphy, 5-10, sr., North Polk; Andrea Larson, 6-0, jr., Mediapolis. Backcourt — Alexis Conway, 6-0, sr., MOC-Floyd Valley; Kennedy Salow, 6-0, sr., Center Point-Urbana; Kassidy DeJong, 5-10, jr., Unity Christian. Utility — Paige Greiner, 5-6, sr., Williamsburg; Serena Parker, 6-0, jr., Shenandoah.

Second Team

Frontline — Heidi Hillyard, 6-0, jr., Mediapolis; Gracey Griglione, 6-1, fr., I-35; Emily McDonald, 6-0, sr., MOC-Floyd Valley. Backcourt — Shelby Graves, 5-7, sr., Davis County; Emma Dau, 6-0, jr., Spirit Lake; Kate Walker, 5-11, jr., Red Oak. Utility — Ashley Burrows, 5-10, sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Miles Ludwigs, 5-10, sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Third Team

Frontline — Nicole Burgin, 6-0, sr., Oelwein; Krista Bousema, 5-9, sr., Sheldon; Logan Anderson, 5-7, sr., Clear Lake. Backcourt — Addie Oberman, 5-11, sr., Northeast; Kaely Hummel, 5-8, so., Cherokee; Jessica Anderson, 5-8, sr., Crestwood. Utility — Katie Landhuis, 5-8, sr., MOC-Floyd Valley; Megan Murphy, 5-7, sr., North Polk.

CLASS 4A

First Team

Frontline — Claire Marburger, 5-11, jr., Perry; Rose Simon-Ressler, 5-9, jr., Western Dubuque; Jess Schaben, 6-2, jr., Harlan. Backcourt — Jenna Bork, 5-8, sr., Sioux City Bishop Heelan; Dani Heritage, 5-8, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Gabie Doud, 5-10, so., Ballard. Utility — Mariah Criswell, 5-9, jr., Winterset; Taylor Frederick, 6-1, so., Harlan.

Second Team

Frontline — Megan Maahs, 6-0, so., Western Dubuque; Kirstin Martindale, 5-11, sr., Spencer; Michalyn Mohr, 5-10, jr., Marion. Backcourt — Morgan Neuendorf, 5-9, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Hayley Deutmeyer, 5-9, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Agatha Beier, 5-8, fr., Carlisle. Utility — Megan Todd, 5-8, jr., Sioux City Bishop Heelan; Evan Hundley, 6-1, jr., North Scott.

Third Team

Frontline — Mariah McPortland, 6-2, jr., Boone; Amanda Brainer, 6-0, so., Central DeWitt; Jinaya Houston, 6-0, fr., Davenport North. Backcourt — Mikayla Larson, 5-9, sr., Des Moines Hoover; Deja Jackson, 5-7, jr., Grinnel; Maggie Lowe, 5-6, jr., Perry. Utility — Jessica Holterhaus, 5-10, jr., Pella; Taryne Shull, 6-1, sr., Mount Pleasant.

CLASS 5A

First Team

Frontline — Hailey Lorenzen, 6-3, sr., Iowa City High; Blaire Thomas, 5-11, sr., Waterloo West; Audrey Faber, 6-1, jr., West Des Moines Dowling Catholic. Backcourt — Haley Puk, 6-0, sr., Waterloo West; Emily Clemens, 5-5, sr., Muscatine; MaKenzie Meyer, 5-10, so., Mason City. Utility — Dani Franklin, 6-1, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Tanya Meyer, 6-0, sr., Sioux City West.

Second Team

Frontline — Reilly Jacobsen, 6-1, so., Waukee; Jaali Winters, 6-3, jr., Ankeny Centennial; Amanda Ollinger, 6-2, so., Cedar Rapids Jefferson. Backcourt — Kiera Washpun, 5-6, sr., Iowa City High; Madi Agey, 5-7, sr., West Des Moines Valley; Roichelle Marble, 5-7, sr., Des Moines East. Utility — Meredith Burkhall, 6-2, jr., Des Moines Roosevelt; Aleena Hobbs, 5-10, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington.

Third Team

Frontline — Madison Wood, 6-3, sr., Cedar Falls; Morgan Martin, 6-1, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Annie Penquite, 5-10, sr., Southeast Polk. Backcourt — Becca Hittner, 6-0, so., West Des Moines Dowling Catholic; Katie Sommer, 5-5, sr., Marion Linn-Mar; Mikaela Morgan, 5-11, jr., Iowa City West. Utility — Grace Vander Weide, 5-11, jr., West Des Moines Valley; Myah Mellman, 5-7, sr., Mason City.