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Three to be inducted in girls basketball Hall of Fame

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Audubon’s Dona Fenske, Jessica Nikkel of Lynnville-Sully and Kelsey Bolte of Battle Creek-Ida Grove will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Basketball Hall of Fame at the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament this weekend.

The awards ceremony will take place Friday at halftime of the Class 2A state championship game.

Fenske graduated from Audubon in 1969 and was a star from the six-on-six era. The 5-9 Fenske played in the guard as a freshman before moving to the forward court her sophomore season. She scored 3,089 career points, leading the Wheelers to the State Tournament in 1969.

Nikkel was a key component of the Lynnville-Sully teams that won 79-straight games and three consecutive Class 1A state titles in 1997, 98 and 99. The six-foot, four-inch Nikkel was a three-time first team all-state selection. She averaged a double-double for her high school career and was Iowa’s five player career leader in blocked shots.

Bolte was a two-time first team all-state selection from Battle Creek-Ida Grove, graduating in 2007. She led the Falcons to two state championship games and was a member of the all-tournament team both times.

She finished her high school career with 2,026 points, 1,016 rebounds, 516 steals, 448 assists and 327 blocks. She is the only player in state history with more than 2,000 career points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 steals. She named Miss Iowa Basketball in 2007.

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