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Bower captain of All-Western Iowa Team

Creston’s Wolfe on 4A/3A first unit

Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:56 p.m. CDT
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TJ Bower of Nodaway Valley (second from left) was named all-tournament at the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series Saturday at Dallas Center-Grimes High School. Bower played for the Southwest Iowa team. Bower was on the championship team, which beat the Northwest Iowa team in the first round, and Northeast Iowa team in the title game.

OMAHA — Creston and Nodaway Valley players held some prominent places on the All-Western Iowa basketball teams announced Sunday by the Omaha World-Herald.

Jay Wolfe, 6-4 junior from Creston, is on the Class 4A/3A boys first team. The Class 1A first team has two Nodaway Valley players in 6-3 senior TJ Bower and 6-1 sophomore Jackson Lamb.

Bower was named captain of the Class 1A team after averaging 20.4 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 steals while shooting 52 percent from the floor, 35 percent from 3-point range (45 of 128) and 86 percent from the line.

Bower ended his career as Nodaway Valley’s career leader in points (with more than 1,400) and steals. He also ranks second in career rebounding and third in assists. The four-year starter finished with a 62-2 career record in Pride of Iowa Conference play.

Paige McElfish, Nodaway Valley’s 5-7 freshman standout, was named to the Class 2A girls second team.

Several other area players received honorable mention. The World-Herald’s region does not include area schools Mount Ayr, Murray and East Union.

The first and second teams, and area players earning honorable mention:

All-Western Iowa

Girls basketball

Class 5A/4A/3A

First team — Kate Walker, Red Oak, 5-11 Jr., 19.0 ppg (captain); Jenna Bork, Sioux City Heelan, 5-7 Sr., 18.8; Tanya Meyer, Sioux City West, 6-0 Sr., 22.4; Serena Parker, Shenandoah, 6-0 Jr., 17.1; Jess Schaben, Harlan, 6-2, Jr., 12.4.

Second team — Kierstyn Bauer, Carroll Kuemper, 5-10 Jr., 15.5; Paige Beacom, Lewis Central, 5-10 So., 11.7; Taylor Frederick, Harlan, 6-1 So., 12.4; Miles Ludwigs, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 5-10, Sr., 18.2; Taylor Wagner, Harlan, 5-9 Jr., 10.2.

Class 2A

First team — Kyle Ferguson, Council Bluffs St. Albert, 5-10 Sr., 20.9 (captain); Susie Bylund, Audubon, 5-8 Sr., 18.0; Kayli Christensen, Treynor, 5-8 Jr., 13.7; Rachelle Housh, Missouri Valley, 6-0 Sr., 17.0; Morgan Muhlbauer, IKM-Manning, 5-8 Jr., 19.2.

Second team — Kaylee Grote, Tri-Center, 5-5 Sr., 15.3; Paige McElfish, Nodaway Valley, 5-7 Fr., 15.5; Kayla Morgan, MV-A-O, 5-6 Jr., 16.6; Tracy Purdy, 5-8 Sr., 9.4; Allison Waters, Underwood, 5-7 Sr., 16.8.

Class 1A

First team — Paige Danner, Ar-We-Va, 5-7 Sr., 22.0 (captain); Molly Cunard, Heartland Christian, 6-1 Sr., 20.4; Steffi Cunard, Heartland Christian, 5-11 Jr., 22.0; Carmen Subbert, Stanton, 5-7 Sr., 20.1; Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills, 5-7 Jr., 18.5.

Second team — Fallyn Beemer, Bedford, 5-6 So., 14.9; Devin Laughlin, East Mills, 5-5 Sr., 14.7; Rachel Smith, Exira-EHK, 5-9 Jr., 14.6; Taryn Williams, 5-7 Jr., 16.0; McKenna Zanders, Coon Rapids-Bayard, 5-9 Jr., 13.5.

Area honorable mention

Class 2A — Josie Carter, Nodaway Valley; Josie Clarke, Nodaway Valley; Sydney Maynes, Southwest Valley.

Class 1A — Madison Walston, Bedford; Emily Weed, Bedford.

Boys basketball

Class 4A/3A

First team — Daniel Tillo, Sioux City North, 6-5 Jr., 21.6 (captain); Trey Lansman, Harlan, 6-7 Sr., 18.7; Wyatt Mounts, Sioux City East, 6-1 Sr., 15.3; Thomas Wisecup, SB-Luton, 6-3 Sr., 17.2; Jay Wolfe, Creston, 6-4 Jr., 18.6.

Second team — Nathan Cave, Harlan, 6-4 Sr., 15.2; Cody Netusil, Carroll, 6-2 Sr., 16.4; Tony Rew, Lewis Central, 6-3 Sr., 12.7; Gage Shatava, Glenwood, 5-9 Sr., 16.3; Colton Tracy, C.B. Abraham Lincoln, 6-4 Sr., 11.7.

Class 2A

First team — Cole Neary, Carroll Kuemper, 6-6 Sr., 16.5 (captain); Sam Brincks, Carroll Kuemper, 6-6 Sr., 15.4; Jacob Flathers, Treynor, 6-6 Jr., 12.8; Kyle Wagner, IKM-Manning, 6-3 So., 17.4; Sam Wegher, IKM-Manning, 6-1 Jr., 15.4.

Second team — Makonn Anderson, Shenandoah, 6-4 So., 17.8; Derrik Kerns, Maple Valley-A-O, 6-1 Jr., 17.1; Korey Kuhlmann, MV-A-O, 6-1 Jr., 16.2; Jacob Luft, OA-BCIG, 6-2 R., 17.9; Trey Robinson, Treynor, 6-5 Jr., 11.0.

Class 1A

First team — TJ Bower, Nodaway Valley, 6-3 Sr., 20.4 (captain); Austin Konsor, Underwood, 6-4 Sr., 15.0; Isiah Lake, Clarinda Academy, 5-9 Jr., 25.4; Jackson Lamb, Nodaway Valley, 6-1 So., 18.0; Keegan Wederquist, East Mills, 6-3 Jr., 16.6.

Second team — Cody Cunard, Heartland Christian, 6-4 Sr., 21.4; Wade Martian, West Monona, 6-3 Jr., 19.1; Austin Stoelk, Ar-We-Va, 6-2 Jr., 13.6; Noah Thornton, Bedford, 6-4 Jr., 16.5; Lee Whyte, AHST, 6-3 Jr., 17.7.

Area honorable mention

Class 2A — Keegan Longabaugh, Southwest Valley.

Class 1A — Spencer Brown, Lenox; Delson Grantham, Nodaway Valley; Caleb Lange, Lenox; Zach Plymesser, Nodaway Valley; Colt Scott, Bedford; Isaac Weed, Bedford.

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