Sadie Zaruba

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CLINTON–Sadie Zaruba was named the Tri-Rivers Conference Player of the Year while a slew of athletes received honors when they conference released it's postseason list over the weekend.

Zaruba, receiving the honor and first team recognition, was the lone senior on the River Hawks' team this year. She averaged 17.6 ppg, a team-high, and also led the team in assists, rebounds and steals. She drove to the basket but excelled with her shooting abilities, hitting 34-97 three attempts for a 36 percent accuracy.

Joining her on the list on second team was RaeAnn Carlson and Sarah Driscoll, both juniors. Carlson was also a top rebounder for the River Hawks, boasting a team-high 75 offensive rebounds. She also averaged over nine points a game.

Driscoll put about about eight points a game and was near Zaruba's assist production with 66 on the year.

Kierra Messerich also earned honorable mention.

For Prince of Peace, their young team saw three athletes listed as well. They accounted for three of the only four underclassman to earn postseason honors.

Sophomore Anabel Blount earned first team, averaging 12.4 ppg. Blount put up huge numbers multiple times throughout the season, often leading the team in scoring. She also excelled in every category as one of the top athletes, including rebounding, steals and assists.

Freshman Lilly Isenhour was the only rookie to make the list. She earned her second team recognition with a team-high 13.2 ppg and 211 rebounds.

Sophomore Paige Kuehl was name an honorable mention.

Marquette Catholic's Jim Kettmann was named the Coach of the Year. The Mohawks just recently qualified for the Iowa High School State Basketball Tournament.